CROSBY — The following COVID-19 updates are taking place at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center the week of April 6.

Restricted entrances

To further protect CRMC’s patients and staff from COVID-19, access to CRMC Crosby will be further restricted and everyone entering the facility will be required to be screened. Only the main entrance will be available between 4:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Clinic patients with respiratory symptoms are asked to use the emergency department entrance. Entrance B is available only for oncology and wound care patients 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The emergency department entrance continues to be available 24/7.

Clinic hours

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, CRMC is limiting access to its physician clinics to protect its patients, residents and staff. The Breezy Point Clinic’s new hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The Longville Clinic’s new hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Donations needed

All CRMC employees are now wearing masks while in the facility and donations of personal protective masks are needed to help conserve existing medical equipment for providers engaged in treating patients.

Details on items needed and instructions are available at facebook.com/crosbycares. Supplies may be safely donated 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 7 and 9, at CRMC’s employee parking lot along Highway 210 in Crosby.

For those who come to donate items, remain in the vehicle. A staff member will come to safely accept donations. Look for a tent and “donation” signage upon arrivals.

For answers to any donation questions or an alternative time to make a donation, contact Jennifer Podsiadly at jennifer.podsiadly@cuyunamed.org or 218-545-4455.

Virtual visits

To help protect patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, CRMC is offering patients the opportunity to use virtual or telephone visits to meet with their health care provider without coming into a building. Patients with a good internet connection can do this from home. Devices that may be used include a laptop with a camera and microphone or a smartphone. For patients who have no internet access, or feel their internet might not support a visit, CRMC has designated parking spots outside of the Care Center to the left of the main entrance canopy to use while attending these virtual visits. To schedule a virtual visit, call 218-546-7000. The nurses and scheduling staff will guide people through the process of getting set up for the virtual visit.

Nurse hotline

To help keep area residents healthy, CRMC is providing free, 24/7 telephone visits with a nurse from the comfort of home. People experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or those feel they have been exposed, call 218-545-7000. Nurses will screen and evaluate respiratory symptoms and concerns related to COVID-19. No appointment is necessary, and all are welcome to call.

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