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COVID-19 Updates

As of March 25, Chaffee County has confirmed there are four (4) positive cases of COVID-19. HRRMC has been taking many steps to safeguard our patients, staff and visitors. Please see below for the latest updates.

COVID-19 Tests

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms - such as fever, coughing or shortness of breath - please call Public Health at 719-539-4510 or your primary care provider. They will conduct a medical screening over the phone to assess whether or not you should be tested for COVID-19.

Medical Screenings

Vehicle triaging and separate entrances have been set up at the Salida and Buena Vista health centers for patients with respiratory symptoms (such as cough, shortness of breath or fever).

If you seek medical attention for respiratory symptoms at an HRRMC facility, please remain in your car when you arrive and call the appropriate facility number below. Patients will be screened over the phone and then staff will let you know if they will conduct a test at your vehicle, or if you will come inside to be seen.

Salida Health Center (on Highway 50): 719-530-2022
Buena Vista Health Center: 719-395-9048
Saguache Health Center: Closed for in-person visits. Telehealth available by calling 719-530-2022.

Emergency Department Triage Tent

HRRMC has set up a triage tent for emergency medical screenings outside the hospital Emergency Department. This allows patients and visitors with respiratory symptoms (such as cough, shortness of breath or fever) to be seen in a setting that minimizes exposure to others inside the building.

Anyone experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath who wants to be medically screened is asked to park by the HRRMC Emergency Department, remain in their vehicle, and call 719-530-2039.

Patients will be screened over the phone and then staff will let you know if you need to be seen in the triage tent.

Please note: There is a fee associated with a tent visit—please ask for more details when you arrive.

Visitor Restrictions, Patient Visits and Closures

Hospital: Visitors will only be allowed in the hospital on a case-by-case basis. The café and gift shop are closed to visitors.

All elective surgeries are postponed until further notice. Urgent and emergent surgeries and emergent pain procedures will continue to be performed.

Sleep studies have been discontinued until further notice.

Outpatient Pavilion: The OP is closed toin-person visits with specialists. Telehealth appointments with Outpatient Pavilion providers are available by calling 719-530-2000.

Urgent and emergent rehab appointments will continue to be scheduled on a case-by-case basis. All other rehab appointments have been postponed.

The retail pharmacy remains open. It has replaced in-store pickup of prescriptions with curbside and home delivery, which is free of charge. For prescription info, call 719-530-2430, option 0.

The Wellness U gym in the Outpatient Pavilion is closed until further notice.

Buena Vista Health Center and Salida Health Center: These clinics are only seeing sick patients in person at this time. Well patients are available via telehealth.

Saguache Health Center: This clinic is closed to in-person visits. Telehealth is available by calling Salida Health Center at 719-530-2022. Pharmacy deliveries will continue to this clinic for pickup on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 – 11 a.m.

Telehealth virtual appointments

HRRMC began providing telehealth services via confidential videoconferencing on Thursday, March 19. This is currently available for family medicine and primary care services and some specialty services. Call your provider's office directly to set this up and a staff member will guide you through the process.

Please visit our Telehealth webpage for your appointment.

Entrance Closures

The hospital campus currently has three entrances open: the main hospital entrance, the east entrance of the Outpatient Pavilion (by the Pharmacy), and the Emergency Department entrance. Please follow signage to enter the buildings where appropriate, and note that you will be medically screened before entering.

HRRMC’s Buena Vista Health Center and Salida Health Center are open to sick patients only. They are also medically screening visitors at the door. All well visits will be conducted via telehealth services.

COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE):

Chaffee County Public Health COVID-19 Facebook page:

Chaffee County Public Health: 719-539-4510

CO HELP emergency line: 1-877-462-2911