Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

PCH Restrictions

Pocahontas Community Hospital is committed to the health & safety of our patients & staff.

To protect our patients and staff, PCH has implemented the following restrictions effective immediately. 

Visitors:

· Only immediate family members will be allowed to visit patients. This will be limited to only two (2) family members within the hospital at one time.  Additionally, children 18 years old or younger will be limited to 30 minutes of visiting time within the hospital.

· Anyone experiencing fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea will not be allowed to visit patients.

· No visitors are allowed for COVID positive patients.

· Persons accompanying outpatients to their visits at Pocahontas Community Hospital will be asked to adhere to the same restrictions as visitors.  

Pocahontas Community Hospital Based Events:

· All community based events that are not healthcare related will be discontinued

· Hospital related meetings & trainings will be allowed

Travel & Education:

· Hospital related business travel will be limited

- If the event is available via teleconference or webinar, that is the preferred method of attendance

· Students will be allowed as part of their clinical when tied to a professional degree as a requirement for graduation


Screenings at PCH Amid COVID-19

Please remember that all patients, visitors, providers, delivery drivers or anyone else needing to come into our facility will need to enter at our main entrance and stop at our screening station to review travel histories, symptoms and have their temperatures checked. 


Masks at PCH

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in the continued effort to keep our patients, visitors and staff as healthy as possible, Pocahontas Community Hospital will begin requiring masks for all individuals within the facility. 

We are asking that patients and visitors please bring a mask with you when you come to the hospital.  If you do not have access to a mask, please let the employee who is working at the front door know that.  We have a limited supply that can be made available to the public.