COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions
Restrictions are intended to keep team members and patients safe by decreasing traffic into and out of the hospital, and to deceasing traffic activity within the hospital.
Restrictions are intended to conserve PPE resources.
The ED/Outpatient/Clinic patient is allowed 1 visitor per patient.
- Visitor must not be ill and must be screened according to visitor policy. If the visitor is ill they will not be allowed to accompany the patient.
- Only 1 visitor allowed for entire visit (i.e. cannot rotate out with multiple visitors for same patient)
- Visitor is to remain in the designated area (ED room, OP waiting area, clinic room or waiting area) and not wander through the department or building.
- On arrival, begin communicating to patient and visitor that the visitor is only allowed in the immediate setting and will not be allowed to stay if the patient is admitted.
- See exceptions for designated caregivers
Greater Regional Health is excited to offer a full-range of comprehensive audiometric testing for patients ages 3 and up locally in Creston, Iowa. Patients no longer have to travel out of southeast Iowa to visit an audiology and hearing aid center. Come see the doctors you know and trust at Greater Regional Health.
Our new advanced audiology services will help patients understand when they need hearing aids. Greater Regional Health specialists perform hearing tests and other audiology services including:
- Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluations
- Hearing Aid Evaluation and Selection
- Hearing Aid Dispensing and Fitting (adults only)
- Cell Phone Streaming Accessories for Hearing Aids
- Custom Earmolds
- Hearing Aid Repairs
- Live Speech Mapping for Hearing Aid Fine Tuning
- Tinnitus Counseling
How Do You Know If You Need Hearing Aids?
There are many different types of hearing loss and different severities of hearing issues. Factors that can contribute to hearing loss include aging, a birth defect, a head or ear injury and many more. Check out our blog to learn everything you need to know about hearing problems and hearing aids.
If you feel like you're having a harder time hearing than you used to, it's a good idea to get a hearing test to make sure you're at the level you're supposed to be. If you have moderate or severe hearing loss, we recommend getting hearing aids to assist patients in maintaining a normal environment.
Get a Hearing Test at Greater Regional Health
With expert audiology services at Greater Regional Health, you don't have to wonder where to get a hearing test or access audiology assistance. We focus on the comprehensive health care of our patients, and we are happy to offer these specialty services in Creston, Iowa. Contact us to learn more about hearing tests and hearing aids, or schedule an appointment with our audiology and hearing aids center.
Audiology Services and Insurance Coverage
We do participate with multiple insurance providers, including Medicaid. Although most health insurance plans do not cover hearing instruments, patients are encouraged to check with their provider concerning coverage or any associated hearing aid benefit. We do offer payment plans with our hearing aids (interest-free and finance-free).