Updated September 7, 2021
Starr Regional Medical Center’s top priority continues to be protecting the health and safety of our patients, providers, employees and the communities we serve. Like our fellow healthcare providers, we continue to be challenged by the concerning trend of COVID-19 in our local community and across the nation.
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise rapidly across the country, and the same is true here at home in McMinn County. In fact, COVID-19-related hospitalizations have reached an all-time high across our state since this public health crisis began. Unfortunately, the continued surge and prevalence of COVID-19 has the potential to overwhelm the local healthcare delivery system, which is why we all must do our part to protect ourselves, our healthcare workers and our communities.
We call upon every community member in McMinn County to lead by example — get a vaccine, wear a mask over your nose and mouth, wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing and avoid group gatherings.
Together, we can make a difference and make our communities healthier.
Our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments.
Watch our video about what you should expect when coming to Starr Regional Medical Center here: "What to Expect at Starr Regional".
Below are resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the Tennessee Department of Health.
COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment
To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Tennessee Department of Health
- McMinn County Health Department
- Chattanooga - Hamilton County Health Department
- Tennessee Hospital Association
► Tennessee Department of Health's COVID-19 Public Information Number: 877-857-2945, available 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. CST daily
► Chattanooga - Hamilton County Coronavirus Hotline: 423-209-8383, available 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday