I hope you've stayed safe and are doing okay in the past few months. As restrictions around the US, and in other countries, are lifting, many hospitals and clinics are restarting in person visits, tests, or admissions to the hospital. Many epilepsy centers are opening up too for 'elective' admissions. This may include being admitted for testing to see if someone has epilepsy or to find out where seizures start with EEG monitoring. Testing to see if a person could have surgery may be done and some surgeries are also being scheduled.
Some people are nervous or have questions about going for visits or being admitted to a hospital - we've been told for weeks to stay away unless it's an emergency to avoid risk of COVID-19. Yet it's important that people get the care needed for best control of their seizures/epilepsy.
We'd like to know what questions or concerns you have now about getting care for your epilepsy. This information will help us address your questions through epilepsy.com. We'll share concerns (no names, just concerns) with health care professionals and groups working to help people with epilepsy too.
Thanks for sharing your story and concerns. If you have an immediate concern or problem, please call the Epilepsy Foundation 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-332-1000