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CVRMC announces elective surgeries have resumed

The Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center put out the following update regarding COVID-19. 

Telemedicine and elective surgeries top the list. 


  • Surgeries have resumed as of May 1. Please contact your Primary Care Physician. 
  • Telemedicine appointments are now available at all CVRMC clinics. Clinic numbers are listed HERE.
  • If you are coming into the hospital for COVID-19 testing, or an imaging procedure related to COVID-19, please call ahead to 928-425-3261. Let the operator know your name and type of test you are coming in for.
  • Everyone entering the hospital must be wearing a face mask/cloth covering, except for children 2 years of age and under. It is critical that CVRMC preserves PPE. Please provide your own mask — cloth face covering or other type of face mask. If you cannot provide one of your own, one will be provided. Instructions on how to make a simple cloth face covering:


  • NOTE: Please have your nose and mouth covered throughout the duration of your time at CVRMC. If you touch your eyes or face, have to adjust or remove your mask at any time, please use proper hand hygiene after – wash your hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.

Special circumstances will be reviewed for approval by the Administrator on call.

  • The “Designated Visitor” name will be given by the patient to the nursing staff.
  • At the Main Entrance and all CVRMC Clinics: Patients, Designated Visitors, and Employees will be screened with a temperature check and a questionnaire.
  • At the ER Entrance: The Patient will be asked if he/she has a respiratory issue or is coughing. If yes, the patient will be masked and moved directly to registration. If the patient has someone assisting them, that person will be screened at the first convenient moment.
  • If it is determined that a “Designated Visitor” or Employee has a temperature or fails any of the questions on the questionnaire, they will not be allowed to enter the hospital or clinic.
  • Patients, Designated Visitors, and Employees will be given a “Screening Sticker” after completing the screening process at the hospital and clinic entry points. They will be required to wear the “Screening Sticker” where it is visible.
  • If a person is in the hospital without a “Screening Sticker,” they will be asked to exit and go through the screening process or they may choose to leave campus or wait in their car if they are waiting for someone in the hospital.
  • Main Entrance to the hospital hours are 6:30AM – 5:30PM.
  • ER Entrance never closes.
  • PHYSICAL THERAPY will be screening patients at the Physical Therapy department. If the patient is special needs (physically or mentally), requires special assistance, or a child, 1 person may accompany the patient on the visit. If you have any questions, please call 928-402-1280.
  • PHARMACY is encouraging patients to call ahead for “curb side” service, 928-402-1192, push #3 to let the Pharmacy know you are at the curb. Patients may also text ahead to 520-357-0163 and leave your name, date of birth, and description of your car. If you arrive at the front of the hospital, with or without calling ahead, a greeter will get your name and date of birth and pick-up your prescription and bring it to you.
  • MEDICAL RECORDS would like to encourage patients to use the “Patient Portal.” If the patient is unable to use the “Patient Portal,” call 928-402-1166 and someone from Medical Records will get your information. A time for pick-up will be given to the patient. The pick-up location is at the old entrance of the hospital, near the flagpole. Take a right at the end of Hospital Drive and then a quick left. At the end of the parking lot is the flagpole and circle drive. When you arrive call 928-402-1166 and someone will run the patient records to you. Patients must sign and show identification.
  • Law enforcement, Firefighters/EMS, on campus physicians and office staff can enter the hospital through the two screening points.
  • If you have COVID-19, or are being evaluated for COVID-19, please follow the instructions put forth by the Gila County Health and Emergency Management Department found on Page 4 and Page 5 of this document.
  • If you need to come into the EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HAVE SYMPTOMS OF FEVER-COUGH-SHORTNESS OF BREATH, CALL 928-425-3261, EXT. 1026 BEFORE COMING INTO THE ER. Staff will instruct you of the procedure coming into the ER. See Page 5 under “Testing.” CVRMC continues to follow the state guidelines for “meeting criteria.”

The surge capacity of the hospital is 50 beds (14 ICU). If this disease should spread quickly, the number of needed beds may surpass the number of beds available.

This is why social distancing, limiting personal contact, covering your cough and sneeze, washing your hands, and staying at home unless it is an emergent situation are critical actions. These behaviors help to slow down the spread of the disease to people at high risk who may need hospitalization. Patients who are hospitalized for other medical conditions need to be considered in this bed count, also.

Want to know more? Please visit our   Q & As regarding Covid-19



You will be asked to stay in home isolation:

  1. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you should:
    • Remain in home isolation for 7 days after your COVID-19 testing OR until 72 hours after your fever and symptoms of acute infection are gone, whichever is longer.
  1. If you have a fever and respiratory symptoms and have not tested positive for COVID-19, you should:
    • Stay home away from others until 72 hours after your fever and symptoms or acute infection are gone.

**Current as of 3/25/20. Recommendations are subject to change as the situation evolves.


TESTING:   See: Taking Action! Guidelines from CVRMC


TREATMENT: See: Guidelines from Gila County Health Department



Complete news release here:

10 Coronavirus Information Release May 5 2020.docx

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