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Kingman, Arizona, December 3, 2021 – With nationwide health worker shortages and a growing number of COVID cases in Mohave County, Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is experiencing an influx of patients into its emergency department.

Emergency department staff must prioritize care based on the severity of the condition, and current volumes mean some patients could experience long wait times. KRMC has several options available for patients to get the care they need:

Care anywhere

KRMC Care Anywhere is an online service that allows patients with certain common ailments to see a health care provider. Visit and click on “Care Anywhere” to begin a visit.

Using Care Anywhere, patients complete a private online questionnaire about their condition and symptoms. A KRMC medical provider reviews this information and responds with an appropriate treatment plan, which may include prescriptions and orders for tests. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KRMC waived all charges associated with Care Anywhere. All tours are free and no health insurance is required.

People with mild to moderate illness – including respiratory symptoms – should stay home and use Care Anywhere to receive medical advice, get an order for a COVID test, and schedule monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 , if applicable.

Primary care KRMC

KRMC’s primary care providers offer limited same-day illness appointments and remote telehealth visits for their established patients. Please call KRMC Primary Care at 928-681-8750 to check availability.

KRMC emergency care

KRMC Urgent Care provides effective medical treatment for a range of non-life threatening illnesses or injuries requiring same day medical attention (sprains and strains, fractures, cuts, burns, respiratory ailments, infections, etc.) . Patients with minor symptoms of COVID (cough, fever, headache, etc.) can also seek treatment through KRMC Urgent Care.

KRMC Urgent Care is located at 1726 Beverly Avenue and is open seven days a week, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm No appointment necessary.

When to seek emergency care:

Area residents should not hesitate to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if they have symptoms of a life-threatening illness, such as:

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Open fracture
  • Head injuries
  • Pneumonia
  • Seizures
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden and severe headache, weakness or paralysis
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe symptoms of COVID-19, including difficulty breathing, worsening chest discomfort, bluish lips or face, inability to stay awake, or new confusion

About Kingman Regional Medical Center

(KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus healthcare system in Kingman, Arizona that employs more than 1,900 staff, 150 volunteers, and 270 physician / healthcare professionals. KRMC is Northwestern Arizona’s largest health and wellness service provider. It houses an advanced imaging center, a cancer center, a cardiovascular center, a rehabilitation and balance center, a wound care center, a sleep disorders center, a hospital specializing in acute rehabilitation, clinics primary and specialized care, a palliative care home and a magnificent wellness center. The KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residences in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively improve health care in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the best clinical care and services to patients in the region in an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance.

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