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COVID-19

Information

Resource line: 870-541-4911

COVID-19 TESTING

Starting Monday, January 17, 2022, All Covid-19 testing will be done at Watson Chapel Health Complex, 4747 Dusty Lake Dr. Pine Bluff, AR 71603
  • Testing will be from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday – Friday (or while supplies last).
  • Drive to the main entrance and follow the directions to the testing.
  • No Appointment Needed
  • First-come, First-serve
  • Anyone who is located within the testing boundary will be allowed to test, all others will be directed to return at a later date.
  • Results can take up to 24 hours.
  • Patient will be asked for email when registering to set up online account.
  • One attempt will be made to call patient with results.
  • If you missed our call, you can call us at (870) 541-8614. Phones are answered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Patients can get copies of their results on the online Follow My Health portal. Instructions for how to set up and use Follow My Health will be provided in information packets at testing site or you can call Medical Records at (870) 541-7940 for information.
Locate COVID-19 Treatment These COVID-19 treatments all require a prescription, so ask your Primary Care Physician about these treatments.

Follow these guidelines on quarantine or isolation.

Who should quarantine?
  • If you have not received a booster shot or have not been vaccinated and have come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should quarantine.
How do you quarantine?
  • Stay home and away from other people for at least 5 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. If you develop symptoms, get tested. If you have symptoms or test positive you should isolate.
How do you isolate?
  • Stay home and wear a mask when around others in the household. Stay in a separate part of the house and use a separate bathroom if possible.
When should you end isolation and quarantine?
  • After 5 full days of isolation or quarantine, and if you have been fever-free (without using fever reducers like Tylenol) for 24-hours, you can safely end your quarantine or isolation. If you continue to have symptoms after 5 days, contact your healthcare provider. You should avoid travel and wear a mask for at least 5 days following your isolation and quarantine
COVID-19 booster vaccines are available
Booster shots are available to any person over age 12 and must be five months after their second shot.
Jefferson Regional will be giving COVID-19 Booster vaccinations at the following location:
HealthWorks
1-530 Medical Mall 4747 Dusty Lake Drive, Pine Bluff, AR
Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment only.
Please click HERE to schedule an appointment.
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Jefferson Regional will be providing regular COVID-19 vaccinations at the following location:
HealthWorks
1-530 Medical Mall 4747 Dusty Lake Drive, Pine Bluff, AR
Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday by appointment only.
Please click HERE to schedule an appointment.
Jefferson Regional is open and ready
to serve your healthcare needs!

A message from Jefferson Regional
President and CEO Brian Thomas.

Current Update:

Effective January 10, 2022

To Protect our patients from COVID-19 we continue to examine and adjust our visitor policy as necessary.  Always check our website before a visit for the latest information.

  • ALL VISITORS MUST:   1) Check in at front desk   2) Have their picture made for visitor’s pass   3) Specify what area of hospital they need to visit
  • Visitation hours for the non-COVID medical/surgical floors will be from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you are in by 5 p.m. you may stay overnight but if you leave, you may not come back until 8 a.m.
  •  All visitors must abide by the visitation guidelines and be screened daily.
  •  Patients will be allowed 1 visitor per day.
  •  Visitation on 2CE will be allowed if the patient does not have COVID.
  •  ICU patients who are COVID negative may have 1 visitor from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  •  Visitation on the Rehab unit will be Monday – Friday 3:30 p.m. -5 p.m. and on weekends 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  •  Surgery waiting room and Cath Lab waiting rooms are open for 1 visitor accompanying each patient.
  •  No visitors allowed in Radiology and Lab waiting areas. Exceptions may apply for cognitive and physical impairments.
  •  Patients under 18 are allowed 2 visitors daily.
  •  Labor & Delivery patients in active labor are allowed 2 visitors.
  •  All visitors must enter through the 40th Avenue entrance only.
  •  No visitors under 18 years of age.
  •  All visitors will be screened for COVID-19. People with fever, cough, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or other flu like symptoms are not  permitted to visit any area of the hospital. Any person who has recently had a COVID-19 test will not be permitted to visit any area of the hospital.
  •  Please bring a mask with you. You must wear a mask at all times. If you are found not wearing your mask, you will be asked to leave.
  •  Visitors need to stay in the patient’s room.
  •  Cafeteria will be available.

Access to Jefferson Regional

Our visitor policy remains fluid. See updates above for the latest visitor policy.

ALL VISITORS MUST:   1) Check in at front desk   2) Have their picture made for visitors pass   3) Specify what area of hospital they need to visit

All entrances are closed except the main entrance facing 40th Avenue and the Emergency Department entrance. These two access points are being manned by security and clinical staff.  Their purpose is to screen anyone ENTERING the facility.  We are NOT blocking anyone from leaving the facility.

After 7 p.m. daily and on  the weekends the only entrance into the hospital will be through the Emergency Department. The main entrance will reopen daily from 7 a.m to 7 p.m.

We have encouraged our staff and visitors to limit leaving and returning to the facility without need.  This is just due to the resources required to screen people ENTERING the building.

 

COVID-19 Testing

All testing is being conducted only in coordination and collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Health and your physician on a case-by-case basis. We are not providing this test in the Jefferson Regional Emergency Department or clinics.

 

Preparation

Jefferson Regional is prepared to care for patients with COVID-19, as well as patients who are suspected of having the virus. Our hospital, clinics, and departments are open and safe for patients.

As always, we have doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, and respiratory therapists, on hand to care for any patient as needed.

Upon arrival to the medical center, and/or emergency department, patients are screened for cough, fever, shortness of breath and international travel. This allows for early isolation of patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms.

 

Cases of COVID-19 in our community

Local departments of public health and the CDC are responsible for publicly reporting COVID-19 cases.

Jefferson Regional is committed to the privacy of its patients and complies with all applicable laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Jefferson Regional does not share patient-specific information with the media without prior authorization. Jefferson Regional is collaborating with public health authorities, including the CDC and local public health authorities. These authorities are best positioned to provide public health information.

 

 

If you have flu symptoms watch the video below as Steven Wright, MD, details your options.

Infection … it’s nothing new:

We’re open for business:

What are the symptoms?

Helpful Links:

If you are sick: CLICK HERE

Getting your household ready: CLICK HERE

Your COVID-19 game plan: CLICK HERE

COVID-19 infection chart:  CLICK HERE

Handwashing tips:  CLICK HERE

Arkansas Department of Health:  CLICK HERE

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