NARMC Taking Appropriate Steps to Protect Patients and Staff


North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) and many hospitals around the state are taking appropriate steps to protect patients and healthcare workers from the spread of viral illnesses as six presumptive positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in Arkansas.

Out of an abundance of caution, all NARMC entrances will be secured. Patients and visitors must enter through the Emergency Department entrance, except as otherwise instructed. Special arrangements will be made for specific outpatient services.

Every visitor will be screened with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and have their temperature taken when they enter. Any person with a positive screening indicator will be instructed to follow up with their primary care provider. Any visitors with a positive screening will not be allowed into the hospital. Visitors under 12-years-old are not permitted. Each patient is allowed up to two visitors. Visiting hours are from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day.

In an effort to minimize exposure, NARMC team members are encouraging patients to stay home and call their physician prior to coming into the clinic or hospital if they are running a fever, have a cough, have flu-like symptoms and have traveled out of the country.

If you have questions about the virus, if you are experiencing symptoms such as running a fever, have a cough or shortness of breath, or have been exposed to a COVID-19 positive patient, please call 414-4010 for the NARMC COVID-19 call center.

Our goal at NARMC is to provide the best care possible while keeping our patients and staff healthy and safe. We will continue to monitor the spread of viral illnesses in the state of Arkansas and our community.

Signs as seen below are displayed at NARMC main entrances.

Signs as seen below are displayed at specific outpatient service entrances at NARMC.

About NARMC

NARMC is an innovative, non-profit healthcare system consisting of a central hospital in Harrison, Arkansas, and 13 clinics serving the rural communities of North Arkansas. More than 800 NARMC employees, including 31 physicians, physician’s assistants and APRNs, work together to provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services. As one of the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in the nation according to the Rural Health Policy Institute, NARMC has earned numerous 5-Star ratings from Healthgrades and consistently ranks high in patient satisfaction in Press Ganey ratings. A two-time recipient of the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Achievement Award, NARMC is committed to providing the best in care, close to home.

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