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Socorro General Hospital continues to care for patients during COVID-19 pandemic

May 1, 2020 Press Release

Socorro General Hospital is focused on providing safe care for all patients during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While New Mexicans maintain social distance and stay home to protect each other, it is important to remember that urgent and emergent care remains available.

“We are here to care for our community at all times, even during this pandemic,” said Veronica Pound, Socorro General Hospital. “Please don’t avoid seeking the care you need because of concerns about COVID-19.”

Emergency care

Staff wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment while transporting patients during emergencies. Once patients arrive at Socorro General Hospital, either by ambulance or on their own, they are asked to wear masks. Appropriate infection control procedures are also in place to protect all patients.

Clinic visits

Socorro General Medical Group has transitioned many specialty and primary care visits to telephone or video visits. These are easy to access and can be used for most non-emergent needs. In-person visits remain an option for medically necessary, non-elective care. CDC guidelines are followed for social distancing and masks, and patients are screened for COVID-19 as appropriate.


If you have been screened and require testing for COVID-19, please visit your regular healthcare provider. If you are a patient at Socorro General Medical Group Clinic, call the clinic at 575-838-4690 and you will be met outside for triage. Specimens can be collected from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. every day. If you have symptoms and need emergency care, please call the Emergency Department at 575-835-8370.


If community members are experiencing a medical emergency, they should call 911. For questions about an upcoming appointment, call the clinic directly. For questions about whether to seek medical care, call PresRN at 1-888-730-2300, 24-hours-day.

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