Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Information

Our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.

Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the health department.

COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment

To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.

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Palestine Regional Medical Center is committed to the health and safety of our community, and we are well-prepared to respond to any local cases that may arise. Find out what we’re doing to stay prepared, as well as steps you can take to help protect you and your family and prevent the spread of illness in our community.

Visitor Restrictions

Due to COVID-19, we have implemented visitor restrictions at our facility so that we can remain focused on providing high quality care to our patients and protect our patients, medical staff and employees.

  • We continue to screen everyone who enters our facilities for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.

  • These restrictions include single door access to our hospital.  Please enter PRMC hospital through the door to the Emergency Department.

  • Patients will be limited to one WELL visitor per day.

  • All visitors must be 17 years of age or older, will be screened upon entry and will be required to wear a mask and armband at all times while in the facility.

  • Visitors who screen positive at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.

  • Visitors are NOT allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19.

  • Please utilize alternative methods of communication, including technology, with patients as much as possible.

Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to provide high quality care and help ensure your safety.


Closures

  • We have temporarily closed our hospital cafeteria and gift shop to the general public until such time as restrictions are lifted.


Symptoms

  • Wondering what to do if you have respiratory illness symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) that need medical attention? If your symptoms require immediate medical attention and you plan to visit our hospital, your primary care provider or an urgent clinic, please call ahead before you go and let them know that you are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. This will allow your providers to properly prepare for your visit and take the necessary precautions to keep others from being infected or exposed.

  • If you or a loved one experiences a medical emergency related to COVID-19, please call 911 and let the dispatch agent know that your emergency is related to possible COVID-19-related symptoms so that they are properly prepared to care for you and help ensure the safety of others.