Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
The team at Bothwell Regional Health Center treats patients with illnesses every day. We are prepared and have procedures in place to isolate and care for patients who are potentially at risk for COVID-19 following the guidelines identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Bothwell Regional Health Center and Bothwell affiliated clinics are still open for all healthcare operations and appointments – if you have a scheduled procedure, test or appointment, please plan on showing up unless you are running a fever. If you are running a fever or need to reschedule, please call the office.
Please view the resources below for information for Bothwell Clinic patients and hospital visitors.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit:
Visitor Policy - Updated 3/23/2020
For the safety of our patients and employees, effective March 24, 2020, Bothwell will implement a NO VISITOR policy. Special consideration will be given for patient guardians, significant others of delivering mothers, patient transportation and comfort care patients.
COVID-19 symptoms include a fever, coughing and/or shortness of breath. If you think you are experiencing symptoms, please do the following:
- Contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) statewide public hotline at 877-435-8411.
- Call your doctor's office to speak with a provider to talk to them about your symptoms prior to going to the office.
- You should let your doctor know if you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you have traveled to an area with sustained transmission.
Preventing the Spread of Disease
We want to assure our patients that our Environmental Services team is currently and has always followed CDC cleaning and sanitizing guidelines. These guidelines are followed for all inpatient and outpatient patient care areas, including patient waiting rooms, clinics and patient rooms. Thank you to our Environmental Services team for all they do to help protect our patients.
Doing Your Part
Help prevent the spread of disease, including flu and COVID-19, by practicing everyday basic hygiene including:
- Washing your hands often
- Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Avoiding close contact with sick people
- Staying home if you are sick
- Cleaning and disinfecting regularly
The CDC does not recommend people who are well wear facemasks to prevent exposure to COVID-19 or other respiratory diseases. Masks should be worn by people who are ill, so they can prevent the spread of the disease to others.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has activated a statewide public hotline for citizens regarding COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, visit www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the CDC’s COVID-19 website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html