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Lincoln County Medical Center continues to provide care for patients during COVID-19 pandemic

May 12, 2020 Press Release

Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) 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.

“Staff and clinicians at LCMC are here to care for our community at all times, even at this difficult time,” said Todd Oberheu, Lincoln County Medical Center. “We want to remind our community to continue to seek emergency care if you need it.”

Emergency care

Lincoln County Emergency Medical Services staff wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment while transporting patients during emergencies. Once patients arrive at Lincoln County 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.

Clinic visits

Lincoln County Medical Center 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. This includes well-person visits. CDC guidelines are followed for social distancing and masks, and patients are screened for COVID-19 as appropriate.

Questions?

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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