Tulsa ER & Hospital Works to Keep Patients Safe During Virus

Tulsa ER & Hospital is prepared as the number of individuals with COVID-19 continues. The micro-hospital, which is open around-the-clock 24/7 and located at 717 W. 71st St., reallocated space and now has two lobbies to minimize the risk of cross-contamination.
The facility, known for its wait time of less than five minutes, will keep the main lobby open for patients who are not concerned about having the novel coronavirus. Masks will still be available at the main lobby as an added precaution. These patients will then be taken to the main ER wing.
Individuals who are concerned they may have COVID-19 should call the hospital’s main number, 918-517-6300, from the parking lot. They will then will be taken to the north side of the hospital to a separate lobby area. Five to six more individual ER rooms have been created in the north wing specifically to treat patients with COVID-19.
Medical Director Dr. Mark Blubaugh said, “Our facility is 100 percent physician-owned and that means that not only can we provide amazing care to our patients, but it also allows us to make decisions fast. Agility is critical in times like these. We put the plan for a north lobby in place last week to best serve our entire patient population because nobody should have to worry about coming to the ER.” 
Tulsa ER & Hospital is able to test patients for coronavirus using the nasal swab test when they come in for an ER visit. Patients are seen swiftly so they are not left waiting.
Tulsa ER & Hospital offers emergency care for all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information,, contact the facility at 918-517-6300, or visit www.tulsaer.com.