Gritman Medical Center implemented several changes at its hospitals and clinics in response to COVID-19, according to a Gritman news release.

At Gritman, patients should enter the hospital at the main or emergency entrances.

Those entries will be staffed full time. A greeter will meet patients outside the entrances to ask basic questions about the reasons for the visit. For overnight hours, patients should use the emergency entrance and press the call button.

Patients presenting symptoms of COVID-19 will be directed to a private area outside the hospital.

Patients seeking emergency care, scheduled appointments or other services will be directed to the appropriate location inside the hospital.

In partnership with the city of Moscow, parking on Main, Seventh and Eighth streets surrounding Gritman will be restricted for patients and the public seeking health care and emergency health services.

At Moscow Family Medicine, the MFM QuickCARE and Westside clinics will be used for walk-in and immediate care needs. Patients are encouraged to reserve a spot at gritman.org/quickcare.

The MFM Downtown Clinic on Main Street will be used for all scheduled provider appointments.

The Vandal Health Clinic has been relocated to the MFM Westside Clinic.

Greeters will be located outside of the Downtown and Westside clinics to welcome and direct patients.

In addition, phone and appointment requests for doctor’s notes, release letters for employment or school absence excuses will no longer be accepted. This will allow staff to focus exclusively on patient care.

The changes are effective immediately and are subject to change. Gritman encourages the public to regularly visit gritman.org/coronavirus and Gritman’s Facebook page at facebook.com/gritmanmedicalcenter for the latest updates and information.

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