COVID-19 Hotline Offers Resources
By: Melissa Smith
The COVID-19 Hotline has been in service for over a month and has fielded over 1,500 calls. The 24-hour hotline is available to anyone who has questions about COVID-19. The hotline is answered by a nurse who can triage the patient over the phone and make an appointment for them if they need to be seen or tested. The nurses also can answer general questions about COVID-19 as they relate to guidelines for businesses.
To reach OMC’s COVID-19 Hotline, call 417-505-7120.
Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing eight primary care and 17 specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare and home care services. While the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire medical system has more than 364,000 patient visits annually in South Central Missouri and Northern Arkansas.
Pictured: Ozarks Medical Center COVID-19 Hotline nurses. Seated: Tonja Johnson, LPN. Standing, left to right: Hilda Newell, APN, and Whitney Hamblin, LPN. Not pictured: Tom Hoffman, LPN.