North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) and many hospitals around the state are taking appropriate steps to protect patients and healthcare workers from the spread of viral illnesses as six presumptive positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in Arkansas.
Out of an abundance of caution, all NARMC entrances will be secured. Patients and visitors must enter through the Emergency Department entrance, except as otherwise instructed. Special arrangements will be made for specific outpatient services.
Every visitor will be screened with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and have their temperature taken when they enter. Any person with a positive screening indicator will be instructed to follow up with their primary care provider. Any visitors with a positive screening will not be allowed into the hospital. Visitors under 12-years-old are not permitted. Each patient is allowed up to two visitors. Visiting hours are from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day.
In an effort to minimize exposure, NARMC team members are encouraging patients to stay home and call their physician prior to coming into the clinic or hospital if they are running a fever, have a cough, have flu-like symptoms and have traveled out of the country.
If you have questions about the virus, if you are experiencing symptoms such as running a fever, have a cough or shortness of breath, or have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive patient, please call 414-4010 for the NARMC COVID-19 call center.