Your health and safety is our top priority
It is our mission to provide high-quality, compassionate care. In these unprecedented times, Dardanelle Regional is here to treat, to heal, and to serve.
Our team is committed to providing safe and effective care, with extensive precautions in place to keep you safe. Our hospital, clinics, and specialty care centers follow carefully designed safety protocols to protect you from infection. We have ample supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect our staff, patients, and visitors, and we are screening all who enter our facilities.
We are safely treating all patients, both in person and through virtual visits, in adherence with federal and state guidelines and recommendations. We welcome both new and existing patients to experience the first-hand compassionate care our world-class staff provides.
At Dardanelle Regional, our family is called to care for yours.
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Dardanelle Regional is COVID-Safe
Extensive precautions are in place to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission. You can focus on receiving the care you need, knowing that we are committed to keeping you safe.
Effective January 1, 2020
To ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff, and community, we have made changes in our visitor policy. Given the rise in COVID cases throughout our state and local communities effective January 1, visitors will not be permitted in the facility.
All patients entering the medical center and clinics are required to wear a mask at all times. We screen all employees, physicians, and patients entering the facility for fever, symptoms, and recent travel.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- All employees in patient care areas will wear a mask.
- Medical staff interacting with patients will wear appropriate PPE, which could include gloves, gowns, masks, and/or eye protection.
- Employees are equipped with proper PPE while interacting with a positive or suspected positive patient, reducing their risk of contracting and transmitting the disease.
- Thorough cleaning and sanitization of all surfaces and rooms are performed frequently.
- Waiting rooms are cleaned at the beginning of each day, during lunch, and at the end of the day.
- Pens, clipboards, and countertops are disinfected between every patient.
- Exam rooms, exam tables, doorknobs, and other touchable surfaces are disinfected between every patient.
- Waiting rooms have limited traffic, as patients are able to check-in online or from their car by phone.
- Many chairs have been removed or marked not in use to promote social distancing.
- In areas where congregation could occur, floor decals serve as a reminder for appropriate social distancing.
- When lab work is needed, this may be done through a drive-thru lab, a standalone entry/area, or the lab technician coming to the patient’s vehicle in the parking lot.
We welcome both new and existing patients for in-person and virtual care.
Telemedicine appointments can provide the care you need from the comfort of your own home. These virtual visits are a great option for appointments before, after, or in place of face-to-face care.
To make a telemedicine appointment, visit: https://www.dardanelleregional.org/appointments
Face-to-face care is a safe and secure option. The above safety precautions are in place to keep you safe. There are many conditions and medical emergencies that require immediate care and attention; please do not delay visiting your provider for fear of COVID-19.
To make an in-person appointment, visit: https://www.dardanelleregional.org/appointments
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARE HERE
BEFORE YOUR VISIT
When making your appointment with Dardanelle Regional, our team members will talk to you through our COVID-19 screening process. You’ll also receive specifics on how to prepare for your visit.
- Please bring a mask to wear. To help us conserve PPE for our healthcare workers, we encourage you to bring your own mask from home. If you are unable to bring a mask, one will be provided for you.
- When possible, children age 15 and under should remain in the care of someone else at home unless they are receiving care at the clinic. Please remember: no visitors under the age of 15 will be permitted into the hospital.
- Arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for COVID-19 screening procedures.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Dardanelle Regional staff will welcome you at the designated entrance and guide you through the screening process.
- Upon entering the hospital, you will be screened by a member of our staff who will be equipped with appropriate PPE to ensure your safety.
- The staff member will take your temperature and ask a series of questions related to current symptoms and recent travel.
- Once you have been screened, you will receive a sticker signifying that you completed the screening process, and you can head to your designated area.
WHILE YOU WAIT
We’ve taken ample precautions to protect you in all waiting areas, including social distancing reminders, spaced seating, and robust cleaning and sanitizing practices.
- See full details under “Safety Precautions” above
DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
You’ll receive the high-quality, compassionate care you come to expect from Dardanelle Regional.
- You and your care team will remain masked.
- Frequent and thorough handwashing will be practiced
- Care will be delivered safely and effectively
- A follow-up appointment may be scheduled as an in-person visit or a telemedicine appointment
- Arkansas Department of Health Guidance
- Arkansas Department of Health COVID-19 Status Updates (Updated daily by ADH)
- CDC recommendations regarding cloth face coverings
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Coming to the Hospital
Visiting the Emergency Room
Coming to a Clinic
Surgery, Imaging, and Outpatient Testing