Panola Medical Center adopts visitation policy

Published 12:31 pm Friday, March 13, 2020

Panola Medical Center has made adjustments to its visitation policy. The following was released at 12:15 p.m. Friday:


We greatly appreciate the trust and confidence you have placed in Panola Medical Center over the years. As we continue to monitor, plan and implement our strategy to address the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, we want to assure you that the safety and well-being of our patients and employees is our top priority.

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Due to the serious nature of the spread of COVID-19 and for the safety and protection of our patients at Panola Medical Center and Crossroads Behavioral Health a modified visitation policy has been adopted. We are asking that all visitors refrain from visitation if fever, cough, or shortness of breath are present and until 48 hours after symptoms have resolved.  Crossroads Behavioral Health Gero-Psych unit will adopt extra precautions for group sites by restricting all visitation until further notice.


According to the Centers for Disease Control, everyone is encouraged to follow everyday preventive actions such as washing your hands often, avoid close contact with people who are sick, stay home if you are sick, cover coughs and sneezes, and clean and disinfect often.


If you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and feel medical attention is needed, please contact your primary care provider or facility of your choice PRIOR to arrival so necessary precautions may be taken.   The safety of our patients, healthcare workers, and community in which we serve is our utmost priority.