Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Red River Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Red River Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Packing List

To ensure that Red River Hospital remains a safe place for all patients, staff members, and guests, we have established the guidelines below to identify which items may or may not be brought into our hospital.

If you have any questions about these lists, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Packing list

You are permitted to bring the following items with you:

  • Current medication list, including dosage and dose schedule
  • Cash for vending machines, if desired, up to $40 (Does not apply to children & adolescents)
  • One to two weeks’ supply of factory-sealed tobacco products, if desired (Does not apply to children & adolescents)
  • Up to three items of reading material (must be approved by program director)
  • One or two changes of full-coverage sleepwear (to be worn in bedrooms only)
  • Three to four changes of clothing (only clothing with appropriate language, pictures, or sayings will be permitted; clothing with strings, sleeves, or spaghetti straps, tight-fitting, revealing, or excessive metal decorations are not permitted)
  • Athletic shoes without laces and physical fitness clothing without strings for daily workouts (active duty military only)

Prohibited Items

To ensure safety, the following items are not permitted:

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Strings of any kind (shoelaces, clothing ties, etc.)
  • Metal of any kind (razors, paper clips, staples, spiral notebooks, metal cans, safety pins, three-ring binders, nail files/clippers, metal hair clips, etc.)
  • Jewelry (except wedding band)
  • Plastic bags and aerosol sprays
  • Boots
  • Bath sponges, scrubbies, or loofas
  • Belts, suspenders, or overalls
  • Toiletry items (all toiletries will be provide3d)
  • Cosmetic items
  • Hats, hair coverings, and sunglasses (these items will be kept in hygiene bin and can only be worn outside the building)
  • Electronic or battery-operated equipment of any kind (including e-cigarettes)
  • Guitars or any other musical instruments
  • Writing utensils (pens, pencils, markers, etc.); all necessary items will be provided
  • Food or beverages from outside our hospital
  • Stuffed animals (unless approved by physician for younger children)
  • Personal bedding and pillows

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list. Any items that are determined by Red River staff to be dangerous will be confiscated. All confiscated items will be secured in a sealed bag until discharge.

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We understand the many pressures, concerns, and frustrations that can accompany the effort to find the best treatment option, and we are dedicated to doing all that we can to make this a more efficient and effective process.

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