FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lea Regional Medical Center Offers Virtual Visits for COVID-19 Pre-Screening
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Hobbs, NM (March 20, 2020) – Lea Regional is offering an easy-to-use screening option specific to COVID-19. Individuals with concerns or mild to moderate symptoms specific to COVID-19 can use our VirtualHealthConnect app to speak with an experienced healthcare provider using a smartphone or computer. Because virtual visits can take place from home, they can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
COVID-19 cannot be diagnosed through a virtual visit, but doctors can evaluate symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, discuss known risk factors, and answer questions. If testing is indicated, a referral can be provided to the right location for an in-person visit. Virtual visits are $40 and not covered by insurance.
Visit LeaRegionalMedical.com for information about how to download and use the VirtualHealthConnect app. Frequently asked questions are also provided.
A virtual visit or call to your physician’s office is the first step for those concerned about COVID-19 exposure. Most people with COVID-19 will not heed hospital care and should follow instructions for appropriate testing locations, as needed. However, if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, a severe headache of other life-threatening conditions, call 911.
Lea Regional Medical Clinic: Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic remains open Monday through Friday 7am to 7pm, and Saturday 7 to 11am for patients who need to see a healthcare provider for health issues not related to COVID-19. To schedule an appointment with a primary care provider please call, (575) 392-1973.
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Lea Regional Medical Center
Lea Regional Medical Center opened its doors in 1974 and has been providing quality care to the residents of Lea County for over 40 years. LRMC is licensed for more than 100 beds and offers: cardiac care, general and outpatient surgery, laboratory services, radiological services, emergency department services, a skilled nursing facility, behavioral health unit, and women’s services (labor & delivery as well as gynecological care). In 2014 LRMC earned the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care Accreditation for Chest Pain Center; one of only eight hospitals in the State of New Mexico. In 2015 LRMC became the first and only hospital in the State of New Mexico to earn an accreditation in Heart Failure. LRMC became a certified Stroke Center in 2015 and was re-certified in 2017.