In order to maintain a balance of a safe care environment and an excellent patient experience, please follow our patient and visitor protocols below at Amberwell Atchison:
If a patient or visitor is not wearing a mask when entering the building, they will be provided one to wear. All patients will be given a sticker to wear while in the building to show that they were screened and were provided a mask to wear while in the building.
- 2 visitors per patient per stay
- No visitors for COVID patients in isolation.
- No children under the age of 12.
Primary Care and Outpatient Visitors
- 2 visitors per patient per visit
Emergency Room Visitors
- No visitors will be allowed in our emergency room. Exceptions will be made in the ER for patients with diminished mental capacity or for minors, who may each have one caregiver or guardian during their visit.
We will continue our entrance screening process for all patients and visitors. During screening, patients will answer symptom-related questions as well as address travel and COVID exposure concerns. All patients will be given a dated sticker to wear to show that they were screened.
Employees are not allowed to come to work if they have symptoms and every employee verifies that they are symptom-free at department sign-in stations each day.
Our hotlines help us care for those with COVID concerns without affecting the safe care environment of our facilities. Nurse hotlines are available for patients to call if they have COVID symptoms or exposure concerns, to help determine the next best step in care while protecting patients, visitors, and employees who are in our buildings. Patients may call our COVID hotline at 913-360-6700 on weekdays from 8am-4pm. Between the hours of 4-7pm on weekdays and on Saturday from 8-noon, they may call 913-367-6690. During all other times, patients may call 913-367-2131.
In order to protect the health and wellbeing of patients and employees, we continue to use well-patient areas in our primary care clinics to separate those with any symptoms of illness from those seeking routine or non-acute care.
We will continue to limit entrances to the northwest entrance for those with well-patient appointments and the main entrance for all others, except those needing emergent care who will enter our emergency room doors.