Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
CHI St. Vincent is closely monitoring all developments with COVID-19, and our staff is following the latest guidance from local and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Universal Mask Policy Continues
Although the public masking mandate has been lifted for Arkansas, universal masking policies at CHI St. Vincent facilities will remain in place at this time. The health and safety of our patients, visitors, staff and healthcare providers are our highest priorities as we provide critical care to our communities. Our ministry remains committed to keeping our communities safe and will continue to review our safety protocols as we move forward. We are also extremely grateful for all of our caregivers and support staff whose selfless service has been evident throughout this public health crisis and helped get us to where we are today.
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccinations click here.
ONE VISITOR AT A TIME will be allowed to see a patient. One visitor may spend the night with patients not being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Instances that would require more than one visitor at a time will be evaluated on a case by case basis. No visitors under 18. If a patient is COVID-19 positive, no visitors will be allowed. Our cafeterias are open to visiting family members and friends of patients.
Do You Have Symptoms of COVID-19?
Are you experiencing fever, cough, and shortness of breath? If you think you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or exposure, please stay at home to protect yourself and others. The best first step is one of our remote resources:
- Call your primary care provider. CHI St. Vincent is now offering virtual care visits. Current patients can call their provider’s office directly or log in to the patient portal to make an appointment
- Engage with our symptom checker chat box. Get your questions answered and be routed to the right care for your unique situation from this page.
How to Help Prevent the Spread of Illness
- Do not go to the emergency room or urgent care unless symptoms are severe, such as high fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have milder symptoms like cough, low-grade fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular provider first.
- Stay home when sick.
- Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Stay informed via public health updates as information is changing frequently.
Our health care providers are in constant communication with local health officials on coronavirus testing. Some of our divisions are offering drive-thru testing services, or outpatient clinics for testing. Check with your health care provider for details.
A test is required in advance of any procedure scheduled in the hospital. Check with your physician’s office if you have any questions. Learn more about how we are resuming services.
Additional information on testing is available through the CDC website.
COVID-19 Test pricing
In accordance with provisions in the CARES Act, the “cash” price for COVID-19 testing is available here. The actual price a patient may pay will likely be lower, as this price does not take into account insurance coverage or financial assistance a patient may be eligible for. Where testing is available at our own facilities it can typically be provided at a reduced cost. If in-house testing is not available, testing may be performed by an outside lab which sets the price for its test. These cash prices are only for the COVID-19 diagnostic testing itself and are not inclusive of the diagnosis and/or treatment of other medical conditions. Charges are continually reviewed and subject to change.