New location set up temporarily for patients suffering from respiratory symptoms
KEOKUK – Great River Health-Keokuk will expand hours and resume services Monday, May 18. To protect the public and staff, patients who are experiencing respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath or coughing, will be examined at another location.
The Keokuk Clinic will reopen temporarily May 18 for examination of patients with respiratory symptoms, which may indicate COVID-19. The address is 1603 Morgan St., Keokuk. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are preferred. The telephone number is 319-524-6274.
On weekends, patients with respiratory symptoms will be seen in a designated area of Great River Health-Keokuk, 3285 Main St., Keokuk.
Hours for primary care appointments will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Urgent care hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Specialty clinic, physical therapy, mammography and DEXA bone-density scanning will resume.
To maintain social distancing, 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.