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Coshocton Regional Medical Center Implements Visitor Restrictions and Precautions regarding COVID-19

Coshocton Regional Medical Center Implements Visitor Restrictions and Precautions regarding COVID-19

03-16-2020

Coshocton, Ohio (March 16, 2020) — Effectively Immediately, Coshocton Regional Medical Center will be implementing the following visitation restrictions and precautions at the recommendation of the CDC in an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients, staff and our community.

Effective March 17, 2020 Coshocton Regional Medical Center will be implementing visitor restrictions at our hospital location and all clinic locations to:

  • One visitor per patient
  • Visitors must be 18 years or older (Only children needing medical treatment or evaluation should come to the hospital)
  • Visitors who are not feeling well will not be permitted
  • Visitation Hours will be limited from 11am-7pm

Additional Precautions being taken at our hospital location and all clinic locations include:

  • All visitors and patients will be screened for symptoms upon entry of the facility and our clinic locations. We are following CDC guidelines and screening protocols while maintaining our standard infection control best practices.
    • All patient appointments and services in our hospital and our clinics will continue as scheduled
  • If you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19 and your primary care provider is located at either our Family Physicians Clinic or Arrowhead Clinic, please call (740) 622-0332 to schedule an appointment
  • The Emergency Department should only be utilized for emergency visits. If you do not have a Primary Care Provider, you are encouraged to call our Nurse Hotline at (740) 623-4019
    • A separate outpatient respiratory screening center has been set up at 406 South 15th Street for those who feel they are have symptoms of COVID-19 and do not have a Primary Care Provider
      • Hours will be 10am-8pm; 7 days a week
  • Individuals that do not exhibit COVID-19 symptoms and do not meet criteria will not be automatically tested for COVID-19
  • Our billing office will be temporarily closed to the public. Please call (740) 623-4021 for any billing questions or to make a payment. You can also utilize our online bill payment services at coshoctonhospital.org
  • At the direction of Governor Mike DeWine, our Cafeteria will provide carry out only. Dining in will not be permitted

Coshocton Regional Medical Center remains committed to the continuing good health of our community and is currently focused on both the containment and mitigation of COVID-19. Appropriate resources of staff, clinical partners, space and supplies have been allocated to meet the needs of our patients, and adjustments will be made as necessary as we continue to monitor recommended CDC protocols. Working closely with local health officials, contingency plans have been put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of staff, patients, physicians, volunteers and community members who visit our hospital or clinics. To date, we have no cases of COVID-19 in our hospital.

For updated information, please visit our website at coshoctonhosital.org or our Facebook page. If you have additional questions regarding COVID-19, contact the Coshocton County Health Department or call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-4ASKODH.

About Coshocton Regional Medical Center:

Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a 56-bed, not-for-profit hospital, providing 24-hour emergency and acute care services, with a network of hospital-based physician clinics serving Coshocton, Ohio and surrounding counties, and is an Accredited Chest Pain and Heart Failure Center. Coshocton Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals, and holds as its mission the delivery of compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare to communities. Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation and serves the Eastern Central Ohio Region with high quality diagnostic, rehabilitation and acute healthcare services. For more information, please visit www.coshoctonhospital.org.
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