Health Alert2021-09-01T19:35:57+00:00

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Vaccine

TMC Bonham Hospital has enrolled as a provider in the U.S. Federal Vaccination Program, which designates us as a distribution point for the new COVID-19 vaccine. We are working with Fannin County and the City of Bonham to vaccinate eligible individuals, as defined by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

You can register to be on the waiting list for the COVID-19 vaccine at the link below. There will be no walk-in clinics. All vaccine administration will be scheduled through the county registration site. It is recommended that you first try to obtain the vaccine from your primary care physician, or through your retail pharmacy, if they have the vaccine available.

Register Here →

Get more information about the COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC →

Latest Information on COVID-19 Precautions

The safety of our patients and staff has always been and remains our top priority.

As the world continues to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19, we realize that some people may have questions about coming to the hospital even as they seek to address pressing health issues. Please note that we have implemented extraordinary measures and additional protocols to help ensure a safe and clean environment for our patients, physicians, staff and community. We are actively monitoring and responding to all recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our local Health Authority.

Thank you for entrusting your care to us. When you or your loved ones need services, know that we are here … safe, trusted and ready to deliver a superior healthcare experience.

Emergency Department – Do Not Delay in Seeking Critical Care

Our Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 to serve those with emergency medical conditions. Individuals experiencing serious injuries or medical symptoms such as chest pain, numbness, difficulty breathing or mental confusion should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department. It could save your life.

Our rooms are private and we utilize UV light technology that kills germs once a room is unoccupied. Curtains and doors are kept closed and patients are separated based on symptoms.

Individuals Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or an Urgent Care Center.

If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page by clicking on the Coronavirus Self-Checker button at the top of the page.

Telehealth

For your convenience and safety, virtual visits via telehealth technology are available to address many non-emergency health concerns. Virtual visits allow you to speak with a healthcare provider using a phone, tablet or computer from the comfort of your own home.

Visitor Guidelines

Thank you for helping to protect the health and well-being of our patients and staff. Until further notice, the following visitor guidelines are in effect.

  • Patients are allowed one visitor at a time.
  • Visitors are restricted to the emergency room, waiting room, main lobby, or the patient’s room.
  • Visitors must maintain at least a six-foot distance from other visitors and staff, must wear a mask at all times, and may not congregate in hallways, lobbies, or the cafeteria.
  • Visitors are allowed to be with patients during visiting hours, except in certain circumstances.
  • Outpatient services: One visitor is permitted as procedural protocols allow.
  • End-of-life situations: Only immediate family is allowed (spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, power of attorney or identified significant other). Visitation is limited to one visitor at a time. Additional family waiting to see the patient are required to wait outside the hospital or in their vehicle.
  • For imminent death: Only immediate family is allowed, and only one visitor is allowed at a time.
  • Critically ill patients: Visitors will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit except in limited circumstances.

Screenings

All employees, providers and visitors are subject to a temperature check and screening upon arrival at the hospital. Individuals will be prohibited from entering the hospital if they:

  • Had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 positive person in the last 14 days
  • Had a cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or flu symptoms in the last 48 hours or a recent loss of taste or smell
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 and have had symptoms within the last 10 days

Universal Masking

To further protect our patients, visitors and staff, we have implemented universal masking across all our facilities.

  • You must wear a mask at all times. Your mask must fully cover your nose and mouth, even in patient rooms.
  • A hospital-grade surgical mask will be provided to you upon entry.

Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health and care of your loved ones and all hospitalized patients.

Prevention

The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures including:

  • Social distancing – avoiding crowds and crowded spaces, avoiding handshaking and hugging, deliberately staying at least six feet away from other people, and replacing in-person visits with remote check-ins using technology.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Stay home and away from others when you are sick with any respiratory disease symptoms.

Additional Resources

We are Accepting Donations!

We thank our local community for your generosity and your time. If you are interested in providing items (donated or hand-made) to our facility, kindly follow the user-friendly instructions here. To make a donation,​ contact us.

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