All patients and visitors to enter the hospital through a single point of entry.
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) has implemented a higher level of restrictions
as of March 16, to continue to help reduce the possibility of spreading
COVID-19 throughout the community. OMC joins many other healthcare organizations
in proactively deploying these restrictions as recommended by the CDC
and the Missouri Department of Health.
As of March 16, the restrictions include:
All patients and visitors will be required to enter the hospital through
a single entrance located through the doors on the North side of the building beside the
No one under the age of 18, who is not seeking treatment, will be allowed in the hospital.
Each patient will be limited to
one visitor per patient, per day.
- OMC Pharmacy Drive-thru will be the only location open for pharmacy services.
The existing restrictions put into place on March 13, are still in effect
when visiting any OMC facility.
- Anyone who has had a fever or who has felt sick within the previous 24
hours, and is not receiving treatment, should avoid visiting all OMC facilities
for the protection of others including the hospital, and outpatient clinics.
- Anyone with a scheduled appointment at an OMC facility should attend alone
unless extra assistance is needed. Everyone should check their temperature
before arriving at a facility. If they experience a fever before arrival,
please call to reschedule.
“If you have questions about symptoms or exposure, please call Missouri’s
dedicated COVID-19 hotline. If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough,
and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person
know to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with an ongoing
spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your healthcare provider for guidance,”
says Dr. Curtis Horstman, Medical Director of OMC Emergency Department.
“Patients that need to be seen for emergencies and that also have
a fever, are asked to call before their arrival, so that we may properly
OMC continues to operate at full capacity to meet the needs of the communities
they serve. These proactive steps are put in place to limit the possible
transmission of COVID-19 and other viruses.
OMC will continue to provide care to all who seek treatment at their facilities.
If you have questions about exposure or symptoms, please call 877-435-8411
to be screened before going to the emergency department or your primary
Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care
and 17 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral
healthcare, and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital
cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more
than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern
Arkansas. For more information about OMC and coronavirus, visit