Baptist Health Corbin Implements Controlled Access COVID-19 Screening of All Patients and Visitors Entering the Hospital

March 16, 2020

(Corbin, KY) March 16, 2020

As Baptist Health continues to monitor the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, further measures have been warranted based on the recommendations of the Whitley County Health Department.

In order to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19, Baptist Health Corbin will implement a Controlled Access Plan in which all entrances will be closed except the Emergency Department, Main Entrance and Outpatient Specialty Clinic Entrance. The plan is in place to funnel all patients through a COVID-19 screening process. Emergency patients are asked to enter the Emergency Department to be screened. All family members, visitors and outpatients (including maternity patients) are asked to go through the Main Entrance to be screened. If you have a procedure planned, please come at least 30 minutes early to allow for the screening process. The Outpatient Specialty Clinic Entrance will not be open on weekends.

Entrance open times:

  • Main Entrance: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Outpatient Specialty Clinic: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Emergency Entrance: Emergency patients 24/7

Screening Process

If you are exhibiting signs of COVID-19 and have been in direct contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 or traveled to an area with widespread COVID-19 population, call your healthcare provider or the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 1.800.722.5725 for further instructions and do not enter the hospital unless experiencing shortness of breath or respiratory distress, or have a true emergency. Please call ahead and notify our Emergency staff at 606.528.1212 if you have been directed to go to the Emergency Department by your healthcare provider or the Whitley County Health Department. This protocol is in place to help protect you, our staff and visitors from potentially spreading the virus. Our valet parking service will be suspended during this time. The limited visitor policy is still in place – allowing two immediate family members or patient representatives visit each patient at a time in order to keep you, your loved one and our staff safe.

Visiting hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

We appreciate your patience during this time.