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Main entrance reopens Monday at Rome Health

Effective Monday, Rome Health will reopen its main entrance on North James Street.

The entrance will be open 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Masks are still required for the hospital and its off-site locations as community transmission of COVID19 is still substantial, the Rome Health announcement said.

The Main Entrance on North James Street has been closed since 2020 to streamline the mandatory COVID-19 screening process. The hospital is no longer required to take temperatures and instructs patients, visitors and staff to self-screen for symptoms to avoid infecting others. The Residential Health Care Facility still requires COVID-19 screening when entering the facility on the third floor.

As of Monday, the hospital will have four entrances open. Only the Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day. See the hours for all entrances listed below. A digital directory will be located at the three main entrances to help with way-finding.

James Street Main

Entrance: 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

• Hospital visitors and ambulatory surgery patients are encouraged to use this entrance.

• The main lobby and Twigs gift shop are easily accessible from the James Street entrance.

• Visitor and patient parking is located in the front circle and Lot 7 on the left of the front circle. Medical Center Bartlett Entrance: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• This entrance is the most convenient

for Medical Center patients, outpatients coming for testing, as well as Residential Health Care Facility (RHCF) visitors.

• Visitor and patient parking is conveniently located in the lot off of Oak Street.

• Registration for primary care and surgical services is located in the Medical Center on the ground floor.

• Registration for outpatient services, including cardiopulmonary services, endoscopy and medical imaging is located in Medical Imaging on the first floor. Community Pharmacy Entrance: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed

12:30-1 p.m. for lunch.)

• Open to the public, the Community Pharmacy has its own dedicated entrance facing Oak Street.

• Parking is located near the entrance. Emergency Department: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

• This entrance provides easy access to the Emergency Department and is the only entrance open after 8 p.m.

• Any visitors after 8 p.m. must report to the security desk in the Emergency Department for access to the main hospital.

• Emergency Department parking is conveniently located near the entrance.

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