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If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911. Our Emergency Department is located at 520 Rose Lane, Wickenburg, AZ 85390.

If you are seeking COVID Testing and would like to be seen by a healthcare provider, please contact the community clinic (928-668-1833) to schedule a visit. Your provider can review with you whether you need to be seen in office to be tested or need to follow self-quarantine protocols.

If you do not wish to be seen by a provider you may also purchase rapid tests at a local pharmacy or you can go to a designated testing site which can be found on the Maricopa County Health Department’s website:  https://www.maricopa.gov/5588/COVID-19-Testing

If you are seeking a Vaccine – visit Maricopa County Health Department’s website: https://www.maricopa.gov/5659/COVID-19-Vaccine-Location

You may also call Maricopa CARES at 602-506-6767 for help.

  Question: I have COVID-19 – how do I know if I should receive the Monoclonal Therapy?

  Answer: In order to qualify for the monoclonal therapy, you will need to be evaluated by a provider to see if you meet the criteria as being at high risk.

If you were tested at a lab or COVID testing site, bring a copy of your results to your visit with your provider. Home test results cannot be accepted.  If you used a home test, your provider will retest you for COVID, and if positive, review with you the risks and benefits of the monoclonal therapy.

Click here to see the Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet.


Wickenburg Community Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital that can, and has, taken care of COVID-19 patients.

Infection Prevention Guidelines:

• The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet). Using physical distancing strategies helps minimize that close contact where droplets can transmit disease.
Wear masks in public settings to reduce the potential for spreading the disease. The Maricopa Mask Mandate continues to be in effect.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Stay at home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) and immediately throw the tissue in the trash and disinfect your hands.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Avoid congregating in groups. People at higher risk for severe illness include adults 65 or older and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions.

Symptoms and Severity:

Illness can be severe and require hospitalization, but most individuals recover by resting, drinking plenty of liquids, and taking pain and fever-reducing medications. These symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure and can include: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, other less common symptoms include gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include: difficulty getting enough air, chest pain, change in alertness or responsiveness, bluish lips or face, rapid breathing.

*These symptom lists are not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Primary Care – 928-668-1833 – Providers are available Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm. Telehealth Visits are also being offered.

Emergency Care – 928-684-5421 – Providers are available 24/7 – If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 911. 

The WCH COVID-19 hotline remains open if you still have questions or concerns, please call (928-615-3570).  

COVID-19 CONFIRMED CASES


As of September 21st, 2022 Arizona Department of Health Services confirms the following COVID-19 cases: (Starting March 1st the ADHS COVID-19 Data Dashboard will shift to weekly updates. Those updates will be each Wednesday starting March 2, 2022.)

  • Reported for the State of Arizona today – 3,999 new cases reported since last week and 82 new deaths –  12.6% Total Percent Positive. 
  • 1,423,388 individuals in Maricopa County – Increase of 2,048
  • 54,922 individuals Yavapai County – Increase of 133

The Arizona Department of Health Services recently updated the COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code feature. Recent cases are defined as a (Positive Test) result within the last month. 

To follow cases by zip code you can visit:   Arizona Department of  Health COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

Arizona Community Spread: Widespread

Number of Cases in Arizona: 2,268,158

Number of Deaths in Arizona: 31,326

**Updates to this page are made by 10am most business days; if you are in need of more information please visit Arizona Department of Health Services.

 

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Maricopa County Resources


Maricopa County CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) updates are also available.

The CDC has great tools and information, please review below.

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Community Hospital Clinics are located in Wickenburg, Wittmann, and Congress. We sincerely follow our mission to provide quality health and wellness services where the patient, family, and community come first.

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