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PRMC continues to care for patients during COVID-19 pandemic

May 1, 2020 Press Release

Plains Regional Medical Center is focused on providing safe care for all patients during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While New Mexicans maintain social distance and stay home to protect each other, it is important to remember that urgent and emergent care remains available.

“We are doing everything we can to protect our patients and staff during this tough time,” said Drew Dostal, hospital chief executive, Plains Regional Medical Center. “We want to make sure our community does not avoid the care they need because of concerns about COVID-19.”

Emergency care

Emergency medical services staff wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment while transporting patients during emergencies. Once patients arrive at Plains Regional Medical Center, either by ambulance or on their own, they are asked to wear masks. Appropriate isolation procedures are also in place to protect all patients.

Same day care

Plains Regional Medical Center’s same day clinic is open for minor illnesses and injuries. This site follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for in-person visits, including masks and social distancing.

Clinic visits

Presbyterian Medical Group has transitioned many specialty and primary care visits to telephone or video visits. These are easy to access and can be used for most non-emergent needs. In-person visits remain an option for medically necessary, non-elective care. CDC guidelines are followed for social distancing and masks, and patients are screened for COVID-19 as appropriate.


If community members are experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911. For questions about an upcoming appointment, call the clinic directly. For questions about whether to seek medical care, call PresRN at 1-888-730-2300, 24-hours-day.

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