BCMH Plans First Stage of Re-opening Starting May 4, 2020

BCMH Plans First Stage of Re-opening Starting May 4, 2020

As the COVID-19 stay-home order comes to an end for Missouri residents at 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2020, leadership at Bates County Memorial Hospital announces the first stage of their plan for re-opening services. The initial phase of re-opening includes more in-clinic visits for outpatient specialties at the hospital and allowing for well-child exams on Monday mornings at Nursery Street Family Care Clinic.

During this transition period, plans are tentative and subject to last-minute changes.

Outpatient Specialty Clinics: Starting May 4th, in-patient clinic visits will be available for five of our outpatient specialty clinics: oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, urology, and pain management. Additional measures will be taken to separate patients by physical means as well as appointment timing to promote patient and staff safety; as a result, appointments may be somewhat limited during this phase. Telehealth video visits and phone consults will continue to be an option for some patients.

Family Care Clinics: Starting Monday, May 4th, appointments will be available for immunizations, well-baby /child checks, and physicals at the Nursery Street clinic. Taking advantage of timing after the regular deep-cleaning on weekends, these well-visit appointments will be scheduled Mondays between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. for children up to 17 years. Telehealth services will remain available. Adrian and Rich Hill clinics will remain closed until further notice, and High Street continues to serve as our clinic for patients with respiratory symptoms.

BCMH will continue safety measures to protect the safety of our patients, staff and community at the hospital and clinics. This includes a no-visitor policy (with some exceptions), screening at the hospital entrance and clinic registration, and requiring all who enter to wear a mask.

Additional re-opening plans will be reported at a later time. Visit the hospital’s website for additional details about the hospital’s plans for re-opening (www.bcmhospital.com).