TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1. COVID-19 in Henry County
2. Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs
3. What to do if you think you are sick
4. What to do if you are sick
5. Henry County Quarantine Help Line – (731) 644-8337
6. Facility Visitation Policy
7. Pharmacy and Pharmacy Assistance Program
8. Henry County Healthcare Center & Plumley Rehab
9. Class & Event Cancellations
10. HCMC Medical Clinics
11. Volunteer Program & Gift Shop
12. Patient Medical Health Records, Lab Results, & Paying Bills
13. Donations of Personal Protective Equipment

COVID-19 in Henry County

HCMC is dedicated to providing truthful, transparent information and report information to necessary sources as required by law.  For the latest news releases from HCMC on COVID-19, visit www.hcmc-tn.org/news.

Henry County Medical Center Reports Treating First COVID-19 Patient
March 27, 2020

Henry County Medical Center Reports First Known Positive COVID-19 in Henry County
March 28, 2020

Henry County Medical Center COVID-19 Data

This data is meant to provide a rough estimate and may differ or change as new information becomes available. Last updated April 8, 2020 1:30 p.m.


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County of OriginPositivesNegativesTotal Tested*Hospitalizations^Deaths
Henry County4unknownunknown20
Other2unknownunknown20
Totals613815540

*This is only the tests that HCMC has done since 3/13/2020 with inpatients, through the Emergency Room, or through our drive through located outside the Emergency Department. This does not include any tests collected at other facilities, provider offices, or the health department, just those completed at HCMC.
^This only includes hospitalizations at HCMC.


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Download our Coronavirus FAQs Flyer.

View an infographic of ‘What we Know’ about COVID-19 symptoms, how it spreads, and treatment.

What is the 2019 Novel Coronavirus?

2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified.

What are the symptoms and complications that Novel Coronavirus 2019 can cause?

Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 have included mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

How does the virus spread?

It’s not clear yet how easily COVID-19 spreads from person-to-person. When person-to-person spread has occurred with MERS and SARS, it is thought to have happened mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. Spread of MERS and SARS between people has generally occurred between close contacts.

What are the recommended precautions against the virus?

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Stay away from people who are sick.
  • Practice social distancing.

Has anyone in the U.S gotten infected?

Yes. There have been confirmed cases in the U.S. See the current U.S. case count of infection with COVID-19 at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

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What to do if you think you are sick

1. Contact your primary care doctor. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, please call your county health department so the health department can coordinate your medical evaluation and testing.

  • State of TN Number: COVID-19 Public Information Number: 877-857-2945. Available 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. CST Daily
  • Henry County Health Department: 731-642-4025        
  • Weakley County Health Department: 731-364-2210        
  • Benton County Health Department: 731-584-4944
  • Carroll County Health Department: 731-986-1990        
  • Stewart County Health Department: 931-232-5329

2. Be sure to call before visiting your doctor and tell them you might have COVID-19. When you arrive, steps will be taken to reduce exposure to other patients.

Again, if you believe you meet the criteria for the coronavirus including having the symptoms, traveling outside the United States or in the domestic hot spots associated with COVID – 19, or being in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please call your primary care provider to arrange for medical evaluation and testing.  If you present to our Emergency Department without a provider order for testing, you will be registered as an ER patient and be treated and charged as an ER patient, as well as masked and isolated. If you have an order for testing from your provider, you will be instructed to park in the ER parking lot and a clinical staff member will come out and do the testing through our outpatient lab services.

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What to do if you are sick

1. Stay at home except for medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas. Do not use public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.

2. Call ahead before visiting your doctor and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. Once you arrive, your provider’s team will take steps to keep others from getting infected or exposed.

3. Wear a mask when you are around other people or pets, and when going to a medical appointment.

4. Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues, throw away the tissue and immediately wash your hands. Cough into your elbow if tissues and hand washing are not available.

5. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Be sure to cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

6. Do not share household items such as dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels or bedding with family members, friends or pets.

7. Separate yourself from your family and animals. Stay in a specific room away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom if possible. Do not handle pets or other animals.

8. Clean hard surfaces in your home, such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables, daily with antibacterial/anti-germicidal solutions such as Clorox or Lysol.

9. Monitor your symptoms and report to the emergency room if you have a fever of 103 or higher or if you have difficulty breathing. Be sure to call before seeking medical care to reduce exposure to others.

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Henry County Quarantine Help Line

Help Line for those Quarantined at Home in Henry County(731) 644-8337

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY Press Release PDF
March 29th, 2020

If you have just been tested for COVID-19 or have symptoms:

  1. SELF-QUARANTINE. STAY HOME. DO NOT GO OUT IN PUBLIC FOR 14 DAYS OR UNTIL YOU RECEIVE RESULTS OF A NEGATIVE TEST.
  2. Review handouts provided by HCMC or other healthcare providers.
  3. Call the COVID-19 Help Line at (731) 644-8337 if you need assistance with meal delivery, medications, or other supplies as needed. Leave your name and number on the voicemail and someone from the Henry County Sheriffs Department Help Team will call you back to arrange for your needs.
  4. If your symptoms get worse or you experience shortness of breath, please call your medical provider or go to the closest Emergency Room.

Download COVID-19 Information for Patients Flyer.

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Facility Visitation Policy

Effective Immediately. Information updated Wednesday, March 25th.

NO VISITORS ALLOWED

The only exceptions will be needed caregivers or support persons such as a driver or parent of a patient under 18 years of age. Some special circumstances may apply and will be approved on a case-by-case basis, mainly End-Of-Life situations.

Download our Current Visitation Policy Flyer.

As changes continue to be announced by Federal, State, and Local governments, Henry County Medical Center continues to have updates to its services and visitation guidelines to ensure that our patients, partners, and community continue to be safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.  

Yesterday, Governor Lee announced Executive Order 18, which dictates that hospitals and outpatient facilities are prohibited from performing non-essential procedures, which include any medical procedure that is not necessary to address a medical emergency or to preserve the health and safety of a patient, as determined by a licensed medical provider.  At a minimum, prohibited procedures include joint replacement, bariatric surgery and cosmetic surgery, except for emergency or trauma-related surgery where postponement significantly would impact the health, safety or welfare of the patient.

HCMC Surgery Center: Because of this order, Henry County Medical Center has closed the HCMC Surgery Center and is only doing essential surgeries at the hospital.  Surgeons representing all services provided at HCMC have developed a committee to review and move forward surgeries that must be performed for patients.  

With this announcement, all Total Joint Replacement Educational Classes which are offered every Tuesday are now cancelled and patients will be called when surgeries can be resumed. 

The hope is that surgeries can resume again after April 13, 2020.  

Entrance to HCMC: HCMC is also adjusting its Entrance Access to patients and visitors effective immediately.  There will only be 3 Patient/Support Person entrances to HCMC; the entrance from the patient parking lot/bridge, the front circle entrance, and the Emergency Department entrance. All other entrances will be locked for patients and visitors.

Entrance Hours: The two front entrances will be locked daily to patients/support persons from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will be locked on the weekends starting at 5 p.m. on Friday to open at 5 a.m. on Monday. The Emergency Department entrance will be open 24 hours a day.

Visitor Badge & Temperature: Anyone entering the facility as a patient or support person of the patient must check in at one of the desks and receive a Visitor Badge and have his/her temperature taken. Anyone with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees will be asked to leave the facility.

HCMC Diagnostic Center: This is not affecting our outpatient diagnostic testing being done at the HCMC Diagnostic Center.  Their policy that went into effect on March 20, 2020, still stands:

  • If you have a fever or cough, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER.  
  • Call the Diagnostic Center and you will be given instructions on how to proceed.  The number is 731-644-8233.
  • Only ONE support person per patient will be allowed in the Diagnostic Center.  NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO WAIT IN THE WAITING ROOM.
  • To protect all patients, NO CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED under the age of 18 in Diagnostic Center unless they are the patient.
  • Mandatory temperature checks will be taken on all patients entering the HCMC Diagnostic Center.

HCMC Center for Wellness & Rehab: HCMC Center for Wellness & Rehab has also been following a very similar policy and is as follows:

  • If you have a fever or cough, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER.  
  • NO visitors under the age of 18. 
  • Mandatory temperature checks will be taken on all patients entering HCMC Center for Wellness & Rehab. 

HCMC Cardiac Rehab: HCMC Cardiac Rehab will continue to be open daily for patients.  The guidelines for Cardiac Rehab are as follows:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.  If you have fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, or fatigue, please stay home.
  • Mandatory temperature checks will be taken on all patients entering Cardiac Rehab.
  • No more than 10 people total are allowed in Cardiac Rehab at one time.
  • Please limit exercise to ONE hour to allow for other patients to exercise within our patient limits based on our new guidelines.
  • Continue to clean equipment before and after exercising and wash your hands with soap and water where available or hand sanitizer. 

Download the Cardiac Rehab Policy Flyer.

Dr. Wayne Gibson and Cindy Norman, NP, are accepting office visits for heart patients at the Paris Henry County Office of Saint Thomas Heart located in the HCMC Kelley Clinic. All other Saint Thomas physicians’ offices in Henry County are closed. 

Women’s Center (OB Unit): Only one support person will be allowed with the patient.

Special Care Nursery: Only the mother and father will be allowed for visitation. No grandparents or other immediate family.

HCMC Iris Cafe will be closed to the public. Partners and allowed visitors per guidelines ONLY.

HCMC Pink Petal Gift Shop: Closed until further notice.

Lake Haven Behavioral Center:  No visitors allowed.

Emergency Room Visitation Policy:  no visitation to be allowed in the ER rooms unless:

  • There is a need for a caregiver
  • The patient is under age and needs a parent
  • Or, there are special circumstances approved by the medical provider (physician or midlevel) treating the patient.

Download our ER Visitation Policy Flyer.

HCMC In Home Equipment + Supplies, our Durable Medical Equipment Services, is currently doing business as usual delivering to client homes as well as HCMC, Provider Clinics, and HCHC & Plumley Rehab.  The retail location on East Wood Street is locked, but customers can either call 731-644-8410 for entry or they can knock on the door and someone will meet them. If customers wish to enter the building, they will be screened according to HCMC guidelines for entrance into the facility.  For those who prefer not to enter, staff can meet them at their vehicle in the parking lot of HCMC In Home Equipment + Supplies and we will deliver to the vehicle. We do ask that you call the number ahead of time with make and model as well as date and time you plan to arrive. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with staff on-call for emergencies after hours and on the weekend.

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Pharmacy and Pharmacy Assistance Program

Information updated Friday, March 20th.

Though Henry County Medical Center is no longer allowing visitors into the organization, patients who need to pick up their medications from the HCMC Pharmacy and the Paris & Henry County Healthcare Foundation Pharmacy Assistance Program can still do so.

Those needing to pick up prescriptions through the Pharmacy Assistance Program can call either 731-644-8215 or 731-644-8300 and provide the day and time they plan to come to HCMC to get their medications.  Medications will be available for pick up at the HCMC Front Circle Desk from one of the partners with the program.  

If you have been referred to the pharmacy assistance program and need to bring in documentation for the program or meet with our staff with the program, please call 731-644-8215 or 731-644-8300.  They will meet with you for drop off of documents at the HCMC Front Circle Desk or make other arrangements with you.  

The HCMC Pharmacy is still filling prescriptions for patients and these medications can be picked up at the Pharmacy by entering either the entrance from the Patient Parking Lot Bridge or the Front Circle and checking in with one of the staff members at the desks.  Please inform them you are here to pick up prescriptions. If you have a fever and are coughing, remain in your car and call the hospital pharmacy at 731-644-8341 for instructions.

Due to new visitation restrictions, prescriptions should be picked up Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Prescriptions needed on the weekend, please call the pharmacy at 731-644-8341.  

“We are here to serve you so do not hesitate to give us a call,” said Paula Bell, Director of Pharmacy.

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Henry County Healthcare Center and Plumley Rehab

Information updated Friday, March 20th.

Download our HCHC & Plumley Rehab Visitation Policy Flyer.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, (CMS), who license and govern nursing home facilities, announced critical new measures designed to keep America’s nursing home residents safe from the COVID-19 virus.

It is CMS’s latest action to protect America’s seniors, who are at highest risk for complications from COVID-19.   They state, “While visitor restrictions may be difficult for residents and families, it is an important temporary measure for their protection.”

These are our four newest directives:

  1. Restricting all visitors, effective immediately. The exception is hospice end-of-life situations if the family member is equipped with personal protective equipment such as masks and is restricted to one room.
  2. Restricting all volunteers and nonessential health care personnel.
  3. Cancelling all group activities and communal dining.
  4. Implementing active screening of residents and health care personnel for fever and respiratory symptoms.

For further visitation guidance related to Henry County Healthcare Center, please refer to our article here that was updated on March 16, 2020:  https://www.hcmc-tn.org/news/hchc-updates-visitation-and-activities-based-on-cms-guidelines-effective-immediately.

Family Communication Options

Henry County Healthcare Center and Plumley Rehab knows how difficult it is for loved ones to not visit their family members at our facility.  In an effort to help provide communication with loved ones during this time, HCHC has some tools and options they are providing family members to connect with our residents and patients.

HCHC has a portable phone that can be carried to a resident’s room for a loved one to be able to talk with his/her family member.  The number to connect through this tool is 731-644-8940. Any nursing wing can access the portable phone and it can be taken to the resident’s room.  

HCHC now has an iPad available for residents and family members to utilize.  We are able to set up Zoom meetings for our residents and their families so you can communicate directly.  This can be done in several ways.

  1. If you are using an Android or Apple device, you would need to go to your app store and download the free Zoom Cloud Meeting app on your device and then select, Join a Meeting.  HCHC would provide a meeting ID and you would be able to see and talk to your loved one.
  2. Another option is to connect to your loved one from a computer with a webcam and microphone.  You would need to go to www.zoom.us and select, Join a Meeting. We would then provide you a meeting ID to connect to your loved one. Would will have to get a new meeting ID each time you connect to your loved one.

Since this is a new form of communication, please contact Tim Lee, HCHC Activities Director; Melissa Carpenter, HCHC Nursing; or Sandra Ray, HCHC Administrator at 731-642-5700 so that a time can be scheduled for you to connect with your loved one.  When this becomes a more familiar form of communication, we will utilize more staff members to assist with this communication tool.  

At HCHC, we understand that connecting with your loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider communicating with them. These may include telephone, email, text, video chat or social media.

If you have loved ones at HCHC, please make sure we have your most current, emergency contact information. We want to make sure we efficiently communicate with you should there be any new developments. Please reach out to Sean Taylor, LSW at 731-644-8930 or Sandra Ray, Administrator with your updated contact information. 

“Please know we are doing our very best to keep our residents safe and happy and look forward to CMS lifting the restrictions on visitation,” said Sandra Ray, HCHC Administrator.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our facility.   We will direct you to a staff member who can talk with you regarding any concerns.  The primary number to the facility is 731-642-5700.

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Class & Event Cancellations

Effective Immediately. Information updated Thursday, March 18th.

For the safety of patients, staff, and community, Henry County Medical Center has announced several cancellations of scheduled upcoming events.  Any rescheduling will be announced once the new dates and times are decided.  

The following events have been cancelled at this time:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group – Tuesday, March 17 and Tuesday, April 21 at 5 p.m., HCMC Classrooms 2 & 3
  • Better Breathers Support Group – Monday, April 20 at 2 p.m., HCMC Cafeteria
  • Cancer Support Group – Thursday, April 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Presbyterian Church
  • Concerning Health Lunch to Learn with Dr. Foust – Wednesday, March 18, 12 Noon, HCMC Diagnostic Center
  • Cardiac Rehab Nutrition Class – Wednesday, March 18, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., HCMC Private Dining Room
  • HCMC Auxiliary Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 22, 11 a.m., HCMC Classrooms
  • TN Donor Flag Raising Ceremony – Wednesday, April 1 at 10 a.m. at HCMC Front Lobby
  • Henry County Farm Bureau Community Screening – Thursday, April 2, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Heartsaver First Aid and CPR Class – Friday, April 3, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., HCMC Classrooms
  • Senior Stars Screening – Thursday, April 9, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., HCMC Classrooms
  • Chronic Disease Management Screenings – Wednesday, March 25 and Wednesday, April 22 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., HCMC Private Dining Room.  If you need your lab work completed prior to next screening, please call the Healthcare Foundation office at 731-644-8300.
  • Henry County Office on Aging Blood Pressures – Tuesday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 21, 9 a.m.
  • Henry County Office on Aging Health Talks – Wednesday, March 18, 10 a.m. and Thursday, April 16, 10 a.m.
  • Carroll County Office on Aging Blood Pressure Checks – Thursday, April 9 at 11 a.m.
  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Class and Reunion Class – Scheduled to begin Monday, April 6 is now postponed until further notice.
  • Masquerade $5 Jewelry & Accessories Sale – Scheduled for April 16th-17th
  • Total Joint Replacement Classes that occur each Tuesday in the HCMC Private Dining Room at 1 p.m. are now postponed until further notice.

Additionally, Breastfeeding Support Group which meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Paris Women’s Center Educational Room and the Bright Beginnings Childbirth Education Class set for Saturday, April 11 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in HCMC Classrooms will continue as scheduled.

Henry County Medical Center has also suspended until further notice our Job Shadowing Program.  Additionally, the Junior Volunteer program may be altered.  The parent meetings schedule to occur on April 13 and April 22 have been cancelled.  

The application deadline for the Paris and Henry County Healthcare Foundation Plumley Scholarship will be extended and determined once school is back in session.

The Coronavirus Pop Up Community Forum – Preparing the Workplace for Coronavirus is still on for Wednesday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at the Paris and Henry County Chamber of Commerce, but we are encouraging those attending to watch the Live FB feed of the event.

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HCMC Medical Clinics

Information updated Friday, March 20th.

Henry County Medical Center owns and operates seven provider clinics.  These are as follows:

These clinics continue to operate under normal business operations, but have implemented a few rules.  HCMC Medical Clinics plan to continue this course to provide the needed care for our patients in the communities we serve.

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020:

  • If you have a fever or cough, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER.  Call the clinic and you will be given instructions on how to proceed.
  • Only ONE support person per patient will be allowed in the clinic and waiting areas.  
  • To protect all patients, NO CHILDREN WILL BE ALLOWED under the age of 18 in the clinic and waiting area unless they are the patient.

Download our Medical Clinics Visitation Flyer.

HCMC Administration continues to follow the CDC guidelines as well as the TN Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients who are seen in our clinics.  Just so you know, currently all our providers are healthy and seeing patients. 

HCMC is making every effort to educate and inform the public on ways to remain healthy through our website and our social media outlets, including specifically rigorous and frequent hand washing.  Please check back often for updates. For additional information, watch a video from our Community Pop Up event on coronavirus:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your health care provider.

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Volunteer Program & Gift Shop

Information updated Friday, March 20th.

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to make news around the world, it is important for our communities we serve to know that Henry County Medical Center is continuously monitoring the situation and working closely with local and state health departments, as well as the CDC, to assure that we continue to take appropriate precautions.

With that being said, HCMC has decided to suspend our Volunteer Auxiliary program beginning Saturday, March 21.  After Friday, March 20, the HCMC Pink Petal Gift Shop will no longer be open and volunteers will no longer be allowed to volunteer within the organization.  

Additionally, the HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale set for April 16 and 17 has been cancelled.  The goal is to have the Summer Masquerade $5 Jewelry Sale on June 18 and 19 encouraging everyone to support that event when it occurs.  

“Henry County Medical Center is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, and staff and the volunteer auxiliary is no exception to that,” said Tory Daughrity, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.  “Our volunteers are an asset to our organization and do so much to help with our patients and visitors, but at this time, we believe it best to suspend the program to ensure their safety.”

Download our Pink Petal Gift Shop Flyer.

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Patient Medical Health Records, Lab Results, and Paying Bills

Information updated Wednesday, March 25th.

Henry County Medical Center has received several requests for patient medical health records in the last day and with the changes to our visitation policy, we are changing the process in which patients can request and access them.

Beginning immediately, patients who want to pick up their medical health records will need to call HCMC Health Information Management at 731-644-8432. You will need to provide the date and time you plan to arrive.  

Patients will need to park in the Emergency Department parking lot and walk up to the blue awning next to the Emergency Room to collect their medical health records.  Please call the above number when you arrive so that a member of the Health Information Management staff can meet you with your records. Please bring your driver’s license or a form of identification to pick up your records and be prepared to sign and fill out any necessary paperwork.

The hours of operation for Health Information Management are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Additionally, all in person bill payments are suspended at this time.  If you need to pay your hospital bill, you can do so online at www.hcmc-tn.org or you can call our Business Office at 731-644-8348 to pay your bill over the phone.  The Business Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Anyone seeking their laboratory results that have been completed at HCMC, you can access them through our patient portal or we ask you contact your healthcare provider.  Patients waiting on lab results related to COVID-19 testing must contact their healthcare provider directly for these results. Please do not call the hospital for your results.

If you have any questions or need more information, please call 731-644-8432 or call 731-644-3463.  

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Donations of Personal Protective Equipment

Information updated Thursday, March 26th.

Henry County Medical Center wants to ensure the safety of our partners in the event that they have to care for a surge of patients with COVID-19.  HCMC is prepared to respond to a slow influx of patients, and can handle the current COVID-19 situation in our county. But, if we see a significant increase or a surge in our county, HCMC will need more personal protective equipment to care for patients and provide safety to our partners.  

HCMC is asking community members, including local businesses and individuals who are not involved in caring for COVID-19 patients, to donate new and unused medical and PPE that could protect staff members and providers involved in caring for our patients.  

HCMC is specifically asking for the following donations:

  • Surgical face masks & N-95 masks
  • Isolation gowns
  • Disposable exam gloves
  • Sani-cloth wipes
  • Face shields
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Specimen bags
  • Red top viral tubes (lab supply)
  • Nasal swabs (lab supply)
  • Large trash cans

Small Quantity Donations can be dropped off Monday – Friday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the HCMC Front Desk Entrance located at the Circle Drive of the hospital.  If you are capable of donating large quantities of personal protective equipment, please call the HCMC FindLine at 731-644-3463.  

We have had several calls to provide handmade surgical masks, and at this time, we are not asking the community to provide these.  We have also had people call wanting to volunteer. If you are interested in being put on our volunteer pool list, please call the Human Resources Department at 731-644-8472 or call the FindLine at 731-644-3463.

“I encourage any dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, or clinical office that has supplies to consider donating to HCMC,” said Neely Ashby, Chief Nursing Officer at HCMC.  “The need will be there and we don’t foresee slowing down as this pandemic progress in our country.”

If you have any questions or need more information, please call 731-644-3463.  

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This is a rapidly evolving situation. Up-to-date information is available online:
CDC: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html
TDH: https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html
Resource for all State of TN information: https://tha.com/focus-areas/covid-19/

CONTENT SOURCE: NATIONAL CENTER FOR IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES (NCIRD), DIVISION OF VIRAL DISEASES