RPMH COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Precautions & Updates

RPMH COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Precautions & Updates

UPDATE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10TH

We have some good news for our community. We have just been informed by Stan Lambert’s office that 300 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are headed to RPMH.
To get your name on the waiting list, please call (325) 235-1701 and enter 1 when prompted to get information about the Coronavirus. There will be information about COVID testing and at the end of the message, please leave your name, DOB, a valid call back number and your wish to be placed on the waiting list. We are following the Texas Department of State Health Services, so as of right now, we are only adding folks that are 65+ to the list.

We appreciate everyone that is helping our community get through this tough time in our collective histories.

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UPDATE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2ND

RPMH has been approved to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for our staff. We expect to receive our allotment within the next 10-14 days. Any extra doses received will go to first responders, then to high risk Nolan County residents. We will maintain a waiting list for all wanting the vaccine, to assure zero doses are wasted. If you would like to be on this waiting list, please call the hospital main number, and follow the directions to the COVID-19 hotline.

Once vaccines are available for the general population, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will work closely with the Nolan County Health Department to administer the vaccine as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will update our website and our Facebook pages as we receive more information.

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UPDATE: EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 20TH

Due to the increase in the number of cases and community spread of COVID-19 in Nolan County, RPMH has chosen to take additional precautions to protect our patients, staff, and community effective at Noon Friday, November 20th.

• The hospital will be closed to visitors except for one designated person per patient. Visiting hours will remain 8 AM – 6 PM. Designated can enter the hospital through the Outpatient Admissions Doors for screening. All other access points will remain closed to the public.

• Patients seeking Emergency treatment can enter through the Outpatient Admissions Doors between the hours of 7 AM and 10 PM. After hours, patients can access the Emergency Dept. through the Ambulance Bay Doors.

• All hospital services are open for outpatient treatments, including the Lab, Radiology, Rehab, and the Wellness Center. The Outpatient Lab is still available in Bldg. A from 7:30 AM to 4 PM.

• Masks are required to be worn by everyone over the age of 10 in all RPMH facilities including all physician offices and the Rural Health Clinic.

• For information about testing services, please call 325-235-1701 and press 1 to speak with a medical professional. If you are experiencing the following symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, or excessive coughing, please call your primary care provider to discuss where and how to seek treatment.

• The cafeteria will remain closed to the public.

Current information about the virus and the measures RPMH is taking are available on our Facebook pages as well as our website, www.rpmh.net. For current information about COVID-19 please visit www.cdc.gov.

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UPDATE: EFFECTIVE JUNE 26TH

Due to the increase in the number of cases and community spread of COVID-19 in Nolan County, RPMH has chosen to take additional precautions to protect our patients, staff, and community effective at Noon Friday, June 26th.

• The hospital will be closed to visitors with the exception of one designated person for laboring mothers, minors, and surgical patients. Designated visitors and those here for outpatient treatment (ex. lab, x-ray) can enter the hospital through the Outpatient Admissions Doors. All other access points will remain closed to the public.

• Patients seeking Emergency treatment can enter through the Outpatient Admissions Doors between the hours of 7 AM and 10 PM. After hours, patients can access the Emergency Dept. through the Ambulance Bay Doors.

• All hospital services are open for outpatient treatments, including the Lab, Radiology, Rehab, and the Wellness Center. The Outpatient Lab is still available in Bldg. A from 7:30 AM to 4 PM.

• All individuals entering the hospital including patients, visitors, and staff will be screened upon entry. Anyone with a temperature exceeding 100.4ᵒ will not be allowed to enter the building.

• Masks are required to be worn by everyone over the age of 2 in all RPMH facilities including all physician offices and the Rural Health Clinic.

• If you are experiencing the following symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, or excessive coughing, please call your primary care provider to discuss where and how to seek treatment.

• The cafeteria will remain closed to the public.

Current information about the virus and the measures RPMH is taking are available on our Facebook pages as well as our website, www.rpmh.net. For current information about COVID-19 please visit www.cdc.gov.

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UPDATE: Effective May 4TH

RPMH has made the decision to test all admitted, observation, and pre-surgery patients for COVID-19 for the time being. We are doing this for the safety of our staff since there are known cases of COVID positive patients that are asymptomatic.

Pre-Surgery Patients: Please minimize your travels outside your home while you are awaiting results and surgery. The surgery staff will contact you with those results.

Admitted/ Observation Patient: If you are discharged prior to receiving your COVID test results, please minimize your travels outside your home until you are notified of your results. Your primary Physician or the Director of Infection Prevention will contact you with the results.

Admitted/ Observation Patient’s Family Member: Please minimize your travels outside your home while your family member is awaiting results. The patient will be notified of the results.

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UPDATE: Effective April 14TH

As of Noon on April 14th, RPMH will no longer be allowing visitors in the building. Patients and staff will continue to be screened upon entry to the facility. Laboratory, Radiology, Rehab, and other outpatient services are still available at this time. Several providers are currently offering telemedicine visits. To see if you are eligible for a telemedicine visit, please call your health care provider. Additionally, the Rural Health Clinic is offering walk-in hours all day Monday through Friday.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms please call the hotline at 325-219-6085. RPMH supports the County’s Stay Home – Work Safe order and encourages the residents of Nolan County to continue good hand hygiene and social distancing.

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As RPMH continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, we have chosen to take additional precautions to protect our patients, staff, and community effective at 5PM Monday, March 16th.

• The hospital will remain closed to visitors with the exception of one designated person for each patient in the hospital. Designated visitors and those here for outpatient treatment (ex. lab, x-ray) can enter the hospital through the Outpatient Admissions Doors. Visiting hours will now be from 8AM- 6PM. Those who are sick or here for treatment in the ER can check in and be screened at the white tent outside the ER from 7AM to 11PM. All other access points will remain closed to the public.

• All hospital services are open for outpatient treatments, including the Lab, Radiology, Rehab, and the Wellness Center.

  • An Outpatient Lab has been set up in Building A from 7AM to 4PM.

• All individuals entering the hospital including patients, visitors, and staff will be screened upon entry. Anyone with a temperature exceeding 100.4ᵒ will not be allowed to enter the building.

• If you are experiencing the following symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, or excessive coughing, please call your primary care provider or 325-219-6085 to speak with medical personnel over the phone about where and how to seek treatment. You may also call this number if you have questions about your symptoms.

• If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and are planning to see your physician for an appointment or during scheduled walk-in hours, please call your provider ahead of time so that appropriate infection control precautions can be made prior to your arrival.

• The cafeteria will remain closed to the public.

Current information about the virus and the measures RPMH is taking are available on our Facebook pages. For current information about COVID-19 please visit www.cdc.gov.