Great River Health Announces More Changes As Services Reopen

Great River Health is making more changes to resume normal operations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. These three things will occur Tuesday, May 26:

· The temporary respiratory clinic for people who have respiratory symptoms that may indicate COVID-19 will move to Great River QuickCare, 624 S. Roosevelt St., Suite 102, Burlington. Appointments are required. Call 319-768-1009.

· Services that had been offered at QuickCare will move to Family Medicine-Great River Medical Center, 1201 W. Agency Rd., West Burlington. To reduce waiting times, appointments for same-day treatment will be required.

· Family Medicine-Great River Medical Center will resume regular operations for patients who are enrolled with its providers.

With the transfer of services that had been offered by QuickCare, Family Medicine-Great River Medical Center will offer treatment for minor illnesses and injuries for anyone who is at least 18 months old. Pain medicine or long-term medicines are not prescribed. Patients must pay their insurance copayment or full payment before meeting with a health care provider. Coverage for services may vary by insurance provider.

The telephone number will remain 319-768-4320. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Family Medicine-Great River Medical Center is prepared to resume normal patient care.

To maintain social distancing at the Family Medicine clinic, appointment times will be staggered to reduce the number of patients in waiting rooms. Seats will be at least six feet apart.

Great River Health followed strict cleaning procedures before COVID-19, and it continues its practice of disinfecting examination and procedure rooms between patients.

Screening for COVID-19 symptoms, including body temperature, and recent travel continues.

Everyone inside the clinic is required to wear a mask. Patients are encouraged to bring their own masks, but they are available at the screening station.

Clinic patients may not be accompanied by a visitor except:

  • Patients under 18 may have one visitor who is a parent or guardian.
  • Patients requiring special assistance may have one visitor or guardian.

To get other accurate information, visit GreatRiverHealth.org or dial 211 to call the Iowa Department of Public Health.