Public Advice & Notice
Designated Public Relief Hospitals
- Date Created :2020-03-13 18:19
- Revision Date :2020-03-19 22:40
‘Public Relief Hospitals’ provide segregated treatment for non-respiratory and respiratory patients in order to guarantee medical services to patients in general and prevent the virus from spreading.
Public Relief Hospitals are divided into two types – Type A hospitals have separate outpatient treatment areas for general patients and respiratory patients, while Type B hospitals not only have a separate outpatient area for respiratory patients, but also screening centers capable of collecting samples and dedicated wards for respiratory patients.
Also, the Korean government has permitted non-respiratory patients to receive counseling by phone and prescriptions by phone and by proxy to prevent infection within healthcare institutions.
Non-respiratory patients, such as hypertensive patients or patients with heart problems should go to the general outpatient area at a Public Relief Hospital. Patients with mild respiratory symptoms should go see a physician nearby or go to the respiratory outpatient area at a Public Relief Hospital.
Suspect patients or patients under investigation who develop COVID-19 symptoms are advised to go to a screening center after getting guidance from a competent clinic or the 1339 call center.