Updates are being made rapidly regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus-19). Please visit this page for updated information from Cherokee Regional Medical Center and Cherokee County Public Health. We will strive to keep you informed.

If you are ill & suspect you were exposed to COVID-19:

COVID-19 is spreading throughout the US and is present in Iowa. Cherokee Regional Medical Center is asking patients to take precautions to help keep themselves and others safe! First, call your clinic or Cherokee Regional Medical Center if you have a fever, cough and shortness of breath. A health professional will conduct a phone screening, then advise you on further action.

  • Cherokee Regional Medical Center Emergency Department – 712.225.5101
  • Cherokee Regional Clinics – 712.225.6265

COVID-19 Testing Charge Information

  • COVID-19 Lab Testing $120.00 (CPT 87635)

Household Preparation and Self Isolation

Have you made a plan for what you are going to do if you have someone in your household who is ill?
What is self isolation?

Judy Stowater and Jan Carlson from Cherokee Regional Medical Center’s Public Health Department discuss details of self isolation during COVID-19 based on the Iowa Department of Public Health recommendations (3-20-20).

Click here to be taken to the Cherokee Regional Medical Center’s Self Isolation Videos on Facebook to learn more on the self isolation topics:

Visitor Restrictions at Cherokee Regional Medical Center

To protect our patients, families, healthcare workers and community during the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 and to prevent further spread of the disease, visitor restrictions have been implemented. Current restrictions can be found here: Latest Visitor Restrictions. Considering visiting a patient? Please familiarize yourself with our new visitor guidelines.

Cherokee Regional Medical Center and Cherokee Regional Clinics are working to do their part to help the community practice social distancing during this time. With that in mind, we have implemented a few process changes and new telehealth opportunities to help keep our staff and patients safe. Please see our memo to the community for more details. Thank you from CRMC!

Wellness Center Now Open!

  • Wellness Center: Reopened with restrictions for the health and safety of members and staff on June 15, 2020. Please see more details here.
  • Updated Hours as of July 8, 2020: Click here.

Temporarily Suspended Services

  • Volunteer Services (ie. Auxiliary Quilters)
  • SHIIP (on-campus appointments are suspended at this time, but you can call 712.225.5101 to schedule telephone consultations).

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Reopening Guidance

  • Please review this guidance from the IDPH on reopening following Governor Reynold’s proclamation on 4-27-20.

Other CRMC COVID-19 Communication

State & Federal Resources:

Iowa Department of Public Health – Up-to-date information on diagnosed cases in Iowa, news bulletins and prevention tips.

Updates from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ office.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – The CDC is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 across the United States, and serves as a source for the latest information.

Iowa Department of Human Services – COVID-19 DHS Resources

Valuable Information from the CDC: