COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Kingman Regional Medical Center is working with public health partners at all levels and will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.
COVID-19 STATUS AT KRMC
235 Individuals tested for COVID-19 (total to date)
204 Results returned
5 Positive (1 hospitalized)
31 Test results pending
Seventeen confirmed cases in Mohave County
Virtual Visits with KRMC Care Anywhere
People who have respiratory symptoms are advised to stay at home and complete a virtual visit through KRMC Care Anywhere. As we deal with the coronavirus, KRMC has waived all fees associated with Care Anywhere. All visits are free, and no insurance is required. For more information or to start a visit, go to krmc.zipnosis.com.
Testing for COVID-19
While KRMC is screening every patient and visitor, our testing capabilities are limited, as is the case in many other places throughout the United States. Screening means asking about symptoms and contact with others to identify possible exposure to COVID-19. We cannot currently offer on-demand testing to the general public. Testing is reserved for patients who meet certain criteria for symptoms and exposure. If you are concerned about your symptoms and possible exposure, complete a virtual visit with KRMC Care Anywhere.
We ask that patients with respiratory symptoms not visit our Urgent Care at this time.
Kingman, Arizona, April 1, 2020 – Now that cases of COVID-19 have been identified in our community, Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is sharing the following information with community members about when and how to seek medical care if they have respiratory symptoms. We have temporarily changed our processes to limit the spread of illness.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include a cough, fever, and shortness of breath. A few patients have reported early symptoms of body aches and headaches as well. ALWAYS CALL 911 if you are having severe breathing difficulties (feel you cannot catch your breath)., .... Read more
Kingman, Arizona, March 24, 2020 – As health systems nationwide face a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), local businesses have taken action to aid Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) in preparation for COVID-19 in our community.
The following businesses generously donated their supplies, .... Read more
Kingman, Arizona, March 18, 2020 – Medical providers recently took a swab sample from a patient with respiratory symptoms who came to the KRMC emergency room. The sample was subsequently sent to a reference laboratory for testing. The test results were returned today, which were inconclusive. This means that COVID-19 has not been ruled out, nor has it been confirmed definitively. At this time, this is not a presumptive positive nor a confirmed positive. However, the patient has been advised to self-quarantine and the case should be managed as positive until further testing determines conclusive results.... Read more
Kingman, Arizona, March 17, 2020 – Kingman Regional Medical Center issues COVID-19 update
At this time, KRMC has limited testing capabilities for COVID-19.
Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) announced updated measures to address coronavirus disease COVID-19:
Virtual Visits with KRMC Care Anywhere
Kingman, Arizona, March 13, 2020 – Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) announced today that it has implemented new visiting restrictions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the health and safety of patients, their families, staff, and our community.
Effective immediately, the new visitor restrictions affect both the KRMC Main Campus and KRMC Hualapai Mountain Campus... Read more
COVID-19 is a newly recognized respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. It was first identified in China in late 2019 and has since spread to other countries throughout the world, including the United States.
Since COVID-19 is newly recognized, it is not completely understood by health experts. Investigations to learn more are ongoing. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains a public website that provides reliable information based on the most current scientific knowledge. Regular updates are posted on the CDC site as new information becomes available.
It is thought that COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The invisible droplets can land in the mouths, noses, or eyes of people who are nearby (within about 6 feet). They can also land on nearby objects and surfaces.
A person can also be exposed and potentially infected by touching an object or surface that has the virus on it― and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. It is thought that the virus can possibly live on surfaces for a period of time. This is why personal precautions, such as hand-washing and avoiding touching your face, are so important.
According to the CDC, most people in the United States are at low risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, with new cases emerging in some U.S. locations, people in those affected areas could have a somewhat higher risk of exposure.
People who recently visited or live in an area where a sustained outbreak of COVID-19 is occurring are at moderate risk of exposure. That is, they have increased likelihood of being exposed to the virus. (An “outbreak” is when considerable person-to-person spread occurs in a community. Recent examples include locations in China, Italy, and South Korea.)
People who are at high risk of exposure are those in close contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19— especially household members and caregivers, including healthcare providers.
It is important to note that people who are exposed to the virus may not necessarily get sick. If they do get sick and they’re otherwise healthy, symptoms are usually mild.
From what we know so far, people who are elderly or who have underlying health conditions (like heart disease or diabetes) are more likely to have serious illness with COVID-19.
See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines for high-risk individuals.
The following precautions are extremely important to possibly avoid illness and greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other viral disease (such as the flu) in our community:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cleanse your hands often. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Stay home when you are sick.
People who become ill with COVID-19 have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing.
If you do not feel well, STAY HOME. Call your health care provider or use KRMC’s online telemedicine service―Care Anywhere to determine whether you need further medical care. However, if you have chest pain, severe breathlessness, or another emergency, call 911.
At the present time, cold and flu viruses are common in our area. Whether you have seasonal flu, the common cold, or something else, it’s very important you stay away from others when you’re sick.
If you have the symptoms described above and plan to see a healthcare provider or go to urgent care, please clean your hands before entering any healthcare facilities. Stations with hand sanitizer are located at entrances in the hospital and at all KRMC clinics.
STAY HOME if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19― even if you are not showing any symptoms. Call your health care provider or use KRMC’s online telemedicine service― Care Anywhere to obtain further instructions for monitoring your condition and seeking medical care.
At this time, KRMC is screening all patients for possible COVID-19 exposure when they come to any of our outpatient clinics, urgent care, emergency department, or the main hospital for medical care.
Screening means asking about symptoms, travel history, and contact with others to identify possible exposure to COVID-19.
Please visit the following websites for reliable, up-to-date information:
- For latest updates in Arizona, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services Infectious Disease page.
- For latest updates nationwide, visit the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 website.
If you have additional questions or concerns, contact KRMC's Coronavirus Call Center at 928-263-3456.
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For general questions or concerns, call our Coronavirus Call Center at (928) 263-3456.
If you have been tested for COVID-19 at KRMC and are waiting for results, call (928) 263-3128.
The Salvation Army has coordinated with community volunteers to offer assistance with grocery delivery. If you are unable to obtain groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic, please call (928) 718-2600 extension 202, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Hours and Delivery Services
As we collectively work to maintain social distance and limit the spread of illness, many businesses are offering special hours and other accommodations. The following list is offered for your convenience. If you have questions about any of the following services, please contact the store.
- Bashas’ offers a dedicated hour for shoppers 65 and older; Wednesdays, 5am-6am
- Safeway stores offer dedicated shopping hours for seniors and others at risk (pregnant, immunocompromised); Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6am-9am
- Smith’s offers dedicated shopping hours for seniors Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7am to 8am and free online order pick-up for all customers.
- Walmart offers a dedicated shopping hour for seniors Tuesdays 6am-7am (including Pharmacy and Vision) and free pick-up for online orders over $30 for all customers.
- Dollar Tree offers dedicated shopping hours for seniors Monday-Saturday 8am-9am and Sundays 9am-10am
- 99 Cents Only offers a dedicated shopping hour for seniors and others at risk (pregnant, immunocompromised); Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7am-8am
- CVS offers free prescription delivery. Sign up online at https://www.cvs.com/content/delivery
Strict Visitor Restrictions for Kingman Regional Medical Center During COVID-19 Outbreak