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COVID-19

At Scenic Mountain Medical Center, we’re taking precautions to make sure our hospital is clean, safe and ready for your next visit.

COVID-19

1601 W. 11th Place
Big Spring, TX 79720
432-263-1211

safe and ready

You won’t be near anyone with COVID-19.
The fear of contracting COVID-19 shouldn’t cross your mind when you need emergency care. That’s why we’ve created safe zones in our ER - keeping you separate from anyone we’re treating for COVID-19.

We’re suiting up and scrubbing down even more.
We’ve upped our cleaning and disinfecting protocols - especially for high-touch areas. We also make sure we’re adequately stocked with masks, shields, gloves and towns to help keep you and our staff healthy.

Checking, then double-checking.
For an added layer of protection, we have hospital personnel screening patients for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms before they enter our facility.

Your health and safety are our top priority.

Visitor Restrictions

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and our communities remain our top priority at Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC). Therefore, in line with the latest guidance provided by the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health related to COVID-19, we maintain limited visitor policy for the following areas.

Visitor Policies 

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and our communities remain our top priority at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Therefore, in line with the latest guidance provided by the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health related to COVID-19, we maintain a limited visitor policy in the following areas:

  • COVID: One visitor for adult COVID patients from 1pm-3pm daily. The designated visitor(s)will be for the entire stay. They cannot switch out visitor(s).

General visiting hours are Monday to Friday 7 am to 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Visitors may be asked to leave a patient’s room during tests and treatments.

All patients who enter the hospital through available access points will be screened immediately upon arrival. Points of entrance will be limited to the ER entrance 24/7.

If you are not a provider working at our facility, a hospital employee, or seeking immediate medical attention, we ask that you avoid the hospital.

If you are experiencing a cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath or have been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, please call your primary physician doctor’s office. Your physician will help determine whether you may come in for an appointment, or if you should stay at home and await further instruction.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work to keep our community safe.

Everyone on Steward properties should have a mask on, including patients and visitors.

 

What to do if you're sick

what to do it you have symptoms

Stay home except to get medical care

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Social Distancing

  • As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
  • Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals until more information is known.

Call Ahead before visiting your doctor

Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.

Monitor your symptomsSymptoms Diagram

  • Seek medical attention, but call first: Seek medical care right away if your illness is worsening (for example, if you have difficulty breathing).
  • Call your doctor before going in: Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
  • Use the SMMC phone screening by calling: 432-268-4785. This hotline is available 24/7.

 

Where to get tested

Outpatient COVID testing

Gregg Street Clinic
2301 South Gregg St
Big Spring, Texas 79720
Clinic Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday  

910 S Main St
Big Spring, TX 79720
Clinic Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday  

West Texas Medical Plaza
1501 W 11th Place
Big Spring, Texas 79720
Clinic Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday  

 

 

Medical Supplies Donations

At Scenic Mountain Medical Center, we are humbled by the generosity of all who have inquired about donating medical supplies to support our staff and patients during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are gratefully accepting donations of medical supplies for our “Rainy Day Bank.”

Donations must be in unopened, original packaging and in accordance with approved hospital standards.

Requested donation categories include:

  • Disinfection Wipes & Liquids
  • General Purpose Hand Cleansers
  • Disposable Head Covers/Caps
  • Disposable Gowns
  • Disposable Gloves
  • N95 Respirator Face Masks
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs)
  • Disposable Face Masks
  • Face-shields/Goggles/Safety Glasses
  • Coveralls/Scrubs
  • Shoe-covers

Donations can be delivered:

1. By Mail to: SMMC (Attention to Materials)

1601 W. 11th Place

Big Spring, Texas 79720

2. In person (with scheduled delivery)

Please do not drop off. To schedule a drop off time/location, contact Daniel Moreno at 432-553-1271 or April Arms at 432-213-0740 or by emailing Martin.Morenoii@steward.org or April.Arms@Steward.Org