Artesia General Hospital


last updated April 1, 2020 If you think you have COVID-19, call the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) at 1-855-600-3453. If NMDOH refers you to the hospital for testing, please call 575-736-8324 or text 575-222-8967. Someone will walk you through the process and next steps.

March 30, 2020

On behalf of Artesia and Carlsbad Health Care communities, we would like to thank the public for their work on social distancing. We have observed social distancing throughout Eddy County… but the work is NOT DONE!

We need to double down in our efforts to contain the coronavirus.

We are NOWHERE NEAR the anticipated spike in virus activity IN OUR STATE.

A recent study by the University of Washington has projections for evolution of coronavirus cases in New Mexico. The following are figures projected for New Mexico:

  • Peak (SEVERE ILLNESS) “hospital resource use” will be April 25th
  • By April 15th, they anticipate we will see more than 10 deaths per day in New Mexico
  • By peak activity, we will see more than 15 deaths per day throughout the state
  • Anticipated overall New Mexico deaths are GREATER THAN 500!

At a time when we have just recently recorded the first death within Eddy County, we would like nothing more than to prove the projected figures wrong by contributing to the safety of ALL community members, YOUNG & OLD. We again ask that everyone PLEASE self-isolate when possible. Continue social distancing when absolutely necessary to be out of your home, and WASH YOUR HANDS PLEASE!!

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