Flu PhotoOver the past few weeks, we have seen a decline in flu cases within our facilities. This decrease in flu cases matches what our state is reporting as well.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System has removed restrictions for visitors under 18 years of age effective March 18, 2019. 


What this means for visitors:

  • Visitors 18 years and younger are allowed at all ARHS facilities.
  • Adult visitors and visitors 18 years and under should be free from fever, cough, colds or stomach virus symptoms.
  • Visitors who display flu-like symptoms may be asked not to visit.
  • Visitors must wash or sanitize their hands before, during and after each visit.

Thank you for your patience. We apologize for any inconvenience the restrictions may have caused.


If you develop flu-like symptoms, visit your primary care provider, AppUrgent Care Center, Baker Same-Day Clinic or the nearest Emergency Department. For more information about the flu, visit www.cdc.gov/flu.