White River Health (WRH) works closely with local and state officials to safely care for patients, provide a safe work environment for employees, and ensure the availability of medical care to the residents of the communities we serve. White River Health provides testing for COVID-19 in our Rural Health and primary care medical clinics, outpatient treatment by referral, and hospital care, while continuing to care for patients with illnesses and medical conditions not related to COVID-19.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for medications for treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults:
Medications may be prescribed by primary care providers and dispensed by local pharmacies.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of EvusheldTM for pre-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 in certain adults and pediatric patients under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). EvusheldTM (tixagevimab co-packaged with cilgavimab) is a long-acting monoclonal antibody. To refer a patient for this therapy, please download the referral form and patient information. Fax completed orders to 870-262-1506 for scheduling.
All visitors may enter White River Medical Center through the Emergency Department, East Entrance, South Entrance, and Josephine Ray Rogers Center for Women and Imaging. At Stone County Medical Center, visitors may enter through the Main Entrance or Emergency Department Entrance. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking medical care, please put on a mask (available at all entrances) and proceed to the nearest registration desk and we will be happy to assist you.
To ensure have time for healing and safe work environment for our team, please observe the following guidelines for visitors.
- Two visitors are allowed at one time for patients hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19. The two visitors must be willing and able to wear PPE at all times, and must be restricted to the patient room.
- Two visitors are allowed at a time in the surgical services waiting area and pre/post unit
- Two visitors are allowed per patient or as space allows for outpatient services.
WRH visitor policy recognizes the important role of family, friends, and clergy in healing. We appreciate your help in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by observing the following visitor guidelines. If COVID-19 Community Transmission levels are low, source control is not required; however, it is recommended.
When COVID-19 Community Transmission levels are high, source control (masks or other recommended items) is required for everyone and are available at every entrance. Bandanas, cloth masks, and neck gators do not provide adequate protection and are not permitted.
White River Health (WRH) provides COVID-19 testing at WRH Primary Care and Rural Health Clinics.
At home COVID-19 tests are available for sale at retail outlets and pharmacies.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus spreads mainly between people who are in close contact with on another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
Stop the spread of COVID-19 misinformation by using trusted sources for information about coronavirus, testing, treatment, and vaccines. These sites include important information to help you stay healthy, current travel advisories, and mental health support. Your primary care provider is another trusted resource to help you make informed decisions regarding care for you and your family.
Below is a map displaying locations where the COVID-19 vaccine is available in the White River Health service area.
COVID-19 vaccines protect against severe infection and hospitalization. Vaccines are approved for adults and children age five and older. The vaccine is free and available at local pharmacies or your local county health office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has detailed information about vaccines we've linked on this page. Your local pharmacist or healthcare provider can answer your questions about vaccine safety and effectiveness.
El Sistema de Salud White River (WRH) está preparado y está trabajando en estrecha colaboración con los funcionarios locales y estatales para atender a los pacientes, proteger a nuestros empleados y garantizar la disponibilidad de atención médica para los residentes de las comunidades a las que servimos. WRH se enfoca en la salud y el bienestar de nuestros pacientes, visitantes, empleados y comunidades a través de la promoción del bienestar, la prevención de enfermedades y la educación.
White River Health is dedicated to improving the health of residents in the communities we serve. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Arkansas Department of Health recommends residents stay at home except for essential tasks such as work, grocery shopping, or medical appointments.
School cancellations and closures of restaurants, movie theaters, parks, and other types of recreation create a vacuum in our otherwise busy schedules. We want to provide resources for you to help you manage and thrive while at home.
White River Health Behavioral Health Services provide a Community Support telephone line to discuss mental health, self-care recommendations, information about community resources, medical assistance, and more. This is a free service of White River Health. Someone is available to take your call Monday thru Friday from 10 am until 2 pm. Call (870)262- HOPE(4673)
White River Health (WRH) provides COVID-19 testing at WRH Primary Care and Rural Health Clinics. For questions about the need for testing, use our interactive Coronavirus Assessment Tool on this site or call (870) 262-6877.
People with Symptoms of COVID-19
People with Close Contact to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19
People having a surgical procedure
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