First and foremost, we recommend that you have a Primary Care Physician (PCP)--before you even get sick. You must have a PCP who knows your medical history, has privileges at a local hospital, and agrees with your chosen medical wishes IN ADVANCE of hospital admissions.
Visit this page if you do not have a PCP and wish to establish a relationship with one in your area.
If you need help navigating hospital treatment for COVID, contact us. An advocate can help.
Here are some life-saving tips if you or someone you love must go to the hospital with COVID symptoms:
IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM
MEDICATIONS AND MEDICAL DEVICES TO REFUSE
MEDICATIONS, TREATMENTS, AND PROCEDURES TO DEMAND
Important notes from the NIH COVID Treatment Guidelines to take with you to the hospital.
From the Guidelines Introduction: Evolving Knowledge on Treatment for COVID-19:
Our advocates, as well as other medical advocates across the US, we have seen the worst-case scenarios of hospital COVID treatment that ended in cruel and needless suffering and death. COVID patients have been victims of medical kidnapping, separated from their loved ones until the patient dies (and then families are allowed into hospitals to be with the body).
We have experienced hospital rules regarding visitation change daily according to no established policy and to deliberately punish patients and their family members for trying to invoke their legal rights.
We've experienced hospitals engaging local law enforcement to use unprecedented and unconstitutional authority to keep families away from hospital property.
We've seen evidence of patient and family wishes regarding COVID treatment blatantly ignored and deliberately circumvented to implement remdesivir, intubation, and other deadly protocols. Family members have shown us evidence that consent for these treatments was forged. Often, hospital staff called families and told them their loved one gave verbal consent, even though we know the patient had been heavily sedated.
In the worst circumstances, The Adam Group can help families try and get the care they choose for their loved one. Even if death is imminent (according to hospital staff), we can even help get the patient out of the hospital and home on hospice care so the patient does not have to die alone in the hospital.
COVID is not a death sentence. You CAN prevent it, and you CAN survive it. Please stay alive by building that all-important relationship with your PCP. If you do not have a PCP, please contact us and we will help you find one.