Leadership at Pikeville Medical Center has been closely monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation to ensure the hospital is best positioned to meet head-on the very real impacts of this pandemic. Consistent with other leading healthcare organizations across the country and our region, Pikeville Medical Center has made policy changes to maximize the effort in mitigating the risks.
Beginning April 23rd, 2020 PMC will institute a Universal Masking Policy to be observed while on the PMC Main Campus and in all other PMC facilities. This requirement is designed to protect patients, visitors and healthcare workforce.
Non-clinical staff and visitors are asked to wear cloth or surgical masks while on PMC properties.
These may be non-medical grade cloth masks that are clean, not visibly soiled and are regularly laundered (at least every two days). Visitors will be provided a mask should they not have their own surgical or cloth mask upon entry.
Masks with exhalation valves or vents are not permitted to be worn by staff, visitors or patients, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Masks with one way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others.
Temporary visitation restrictions remain in place at Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) to protect the patients, staff and community throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. In accordance with updates from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these guidelines may be modified at any time. These restrictions are in addition to the standard visitation restrictions in place. Please note that revisions are made as new guidance is issued from DPH and CDC.
Expectations for Visitors: To help prevent the spread of infection, visitors:
Inpatient Visitation Guidelines:
Critical Care Units:
Two designated visitors will be allowed to visit during the following times, (unless special circumstances approved by the House Manager). No exchange of visitors.
4th Floor OB/ Labor/Delivery/NICU:
COVID-19 Restrictions and Guidelines:
The COVID-19 unit remains a NO VISITATION area.
PMC Clinics & Outpatient Services:
Free Greeting Cards
At PMC, we understand the stress and burden these necessary visitation restrictions place on families and their loved ones. We’d like to encourage family and friends to take advantage of our Free Greeting Cards delivered to patient rooms. Click here to or on the graphic below to create and send a Free Greeting Card!
Located next to the PMC Drive-Thru Pharmacy
When your provider recommends to have your blood drawn, we now have the ability to do it from the comfort of your car – eliminating your need to come inside the hospital.
PMC Clinics are open for business, and patients needing to see their doctor in person, you can call the clinic to check in from our parking area. We can then notify when the doctor is ready with a text alert, or we can send a runner to the parking garage to get you.
The Corner Market is now open:
All other PMC Clinics are open and on-schedule.
Our Medical Records/ROI is now open. Please see our Medical Records page by clicking here for more information.
The only access to the May Tower and Elliott Building are through the main entrance on the 2nd floor. The floor by floor access between the Clinic Building and the May Tower are closed until further notice. For those that need to travel between those buildings must do so by going to the 2nd floor.
PMC’s program to deliver prescriptions to our patients’ room upon discharge will continue. However, the only form of payment accepted will be with a credit card.
Pikeville Medical Center understands you are concerned about the spread of the novel coronavirus. Your safety and well-being are our top priority and we are taking every precaution to help keep you safe.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses like the flu including:
If you have these symptoms:
COVID-19 symptoms are similar to other respiratory illness like the flu. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
KY Cabinet for Health and Human Services: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19
Updates on KY Governor Andy Beshear’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GovAndyBeshear/
Or call the COVID-19 Hotline at (800) 722-5725