At Banner Health, our priority is to keep you and your loved ones healthy.
To create a safe and secure environment for our patients and health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors will no longer be allowed in Banner hospitals or clinics starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 24.
We understand this will be challenging, but we’re committed to taking the necessary precautions to protect you, your family, our health care workers and the community.
There are three exceptions to the visitor restriction:
Banner (Platte County Memorial Hospital) does have tests. Please call before you go see them so you don’t expose others. They can screen you over the phone for symptoms and the criteria that is required for testing. They will guide you from there. If you are sick (with anything) stay home unless you are having a TRUE medical emergency.
Don’t be misinformed.
From Banner: If you believe you are exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19 it is recommended you first contact your medical provider.
Platte County Memorial Hospital has the ability to test and has test kits available for patients exhibiting symptoms related to COVID-19. CDC guidelines and protocols require limiting testing strictly to patients who exhibit a specific criteria. You can learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-criteria.html