Hendry Regional launches telehealth virtual visits

CLEWISTON — Hendry Regional Medical Center’s clinics in LaBelle and Clewiston now offer telehealth virtual visits with primary care providers. Patients now have the ease of accessing their health care provider from the comfort of their home via their phone or computer. The James D. Forbes Family Care Center in Clewiston and the Hendry Regional […]

Okeechobee Health Care Facility staff member retested; second COVID-19 test came back negative

“I’m told the individual was re-tested and the result came back negative,” Ms. Williamson shared in an email. “The local health department is doing another test on the employee tomorrow, and we won’t have the results for a few days. I’m advised the staff member is home, feeling great, in good spirits and ready to get back to work.”

Purple spots on toes or fingers could be sign of COVID-19

OKEECHOBEE — Dr. Ted Schiff, of Water’s Edge Dermatology, has a message for parents: Check your children’s fingers and toes. Painful, purple spots on toes and fingers may be an early indicator of the COVID-19 virus, he said. “It is not an uncommon finding in coronavirus,” Dr. Schiff explained. People who develop other COVID-19 symptoms […]

Advocates: Communities hang in the balance as Florida denies equal access to resources amid pandemic

TALLAHASSEE — On April 21, a coalition of nearly 40 immigrant rights organizations are calling on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and other state leaders to answer for the state’s lack of federally funded emergency resources made available to limited-English proficiency (LEP) individuals throughout Florida as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the state. Advocates warn that the […]

Best Value Healthcare grateful for masks

OKEECHOBEE — The staff of Best Value Healthcare/Doctors’ Clinic were pleasantly surprised Wednesday morning, April 15, when a woman knocked on the door and handed them a bag of fabric masks. The woman, who prefers to remain anonymous, told them she just wanted to help in some way and thanked them for being heroes. She […]

Hendry County advises residents to wear cloth face covering in public Special to the Lake Okeechobee News

HENDRY COUNTY — Hendry County officials strongly advise all residents to follow all CDC guidelines, including the latest guidance to wear cloth face coverings while in public, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Residents are urged to continue to stay at home as much as possible. If you must leave home for essential activities, […]

OneBlood seeks donors who have recovered from COVID-19

OneBlood, the not-for-profit blood center serving Florida and other parts of the Southeastern United States, is collecting plasma from people who have recovered from the coronavirus so it can be transfused to people with life-threatening coronavirus infection in hopes of aiding their recovery. The experimental treatment is approved by the FDA to be used on […]

Hendry Regional launches telehealth virtual visits Special to the Lake Okeechobee News

Hendry Regional Medical Center

CLEWISTON – Hendry Regional Medical Center’s clinics in LaBelle and Clewiston now offer telehealth virtual visits with primary care providers. Patients now have the ease of accessing their healthcare provider from the comfort of their home via their phone or computer. The James D. Forbes Family Care Center in Clewiston and the Hendry Regional Convenient […]

Hendry Regional requires face masks for entry

CLEWISTON — Effective immediately, Hendry Regional Medical Center (HRMC) is requiring all individuals who enter the hospital or the clinics to wear a cloth mask. In an effort to conserve all personal protection equipment (PPE) for our front-line workers, HRMC will NOT be able to provide individuals with masks for entry. This change is in […]

Telemedicine available in Hendry County

HENDRY COUNTY — Who wants to leave the house and sit in a waiting room when there’s a pandemic going on? Well, family physicians, mental health providers, speech therapists and other specialists are working to solve this problem by providing telemedicine and virtual care. Telemedicine is on-demand medical service that is quick and cost-effective, from […]