At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, Arkansas Department of
Health added Baxter County to the
interactive map on their
website that indicates counties with a positive case of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Baxter Regional can confirm that they have not yet treated a patient who
has a lab- confirmed case of COVID-19.
Baxter Regional has been preparing for weeks for this pandemic and has
taken all necessary actions to ensure the health and wellbeing of our
patients, visitors, physician and staff. We will be on the front lines
providing high-quality, safe and compassionate care. We encourage everyone
to continue taking the steps to protect themselves and others.
- Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
- If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
- If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
- If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep
the entire household at home.
- If you are elderly, stay home and away from other people.
- If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition —
such as a significant heart or lung problem — stay home and away
from other people.
Everyone should continue practicing strict personal hygiene, including
washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time and wiping down
surfaces in the home often. We all must adjust to the reality that COVID-19
is here in our community.
If you believe you may have Coronavirus, DO NOT go to the hospital or a
physician clinic. Stay home, call your primary care physician or the Baxter Regional COVID-19
Hotline (870-508-7001, available daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and avoid
contact with others. Several Coronavirus Hotlines have been set up for
people who have questions or feel they may have symptoms:
- Baxter Regional COVID-19 Hotline: (870) 508-7001, available daily from
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- UAMS Health COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-632-4502
- Arkansas Children’s Hospital: 1-800-743-3616. If your child is exhibiting
symptoms of COVID-19, call to speak with an ACH nurse. Nursing staff will
be available for questions and phone screenings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Arkansas Department of Health: Call 1-800-803-7847 or email ADH.CoronaVirus@arkansas.gov
during normal business hours (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Call 1-800-554-5738
after normal business hours for urgent calls needing immediate response.
www.baxterregional.org/coronavirus for the latest local updates from Baxter Regional Medical Center.