With flu season intensifying across North Carolina, FirstHealth of the Carolinas is asking for the community’s cooperation to limit the spread of the virus.

To protect patients, visitors and staff, FirstHealth asks the community to adhere to the following precautions when visiting FirstHealth’s four hospitals:

Please visit immediate family only when necessary;

Please do not allow children under 12 to visit the hospital;

Do not visit anyone in the hospital if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue;

Remember to wash your hands and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing to prevent the spread of influenza;

If you haven’t already, get a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is available at FirstHealth Primary Care and Convenient Care clinics.

Visitor restrictions apply at all FirstHealth hospitals: Moore Regional, Montgomery Memorial, MRH-Richmond and MRH-Hoke.

Patients are asked to adhere to the restrictions when visiting any area of the hospital including rehabilitation and outpatient clinics.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please see your doctor, a FirstHealth Convenient Care location or download FirstHealth On the Go to meet with a physician virtually.

 

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