COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: 5/26/20


Uintah Basin Healthcare believes it is our responsibility to both educate and protect the community and proactively protect our patients and staff.

The COVID-19 pandemic is not to be taken lightly. Our team sacrifices daily to be here to care for you, just as many in our community are doing to keep our economy running. Please do what you can to adhere to recommendations and guidelines to keep us all safe.


Utah’s hospitals and doctors began, on their own accord to postpone elective procedures over one month ago in order to conserve hospital space, medications, as well as the masks, gloves, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) Utah might need in preparation for a surge of COVID-19 patients. Updated orders now allow for some medical procedures to resume in a measured and cautious way. LEARN MORE


A Vernal drive-thru testing site is located at TriCounty Health Department (TCHD) located at 133 S 500 E in Vernal, Utah which opened Thursday & Friday, April 16-17, 2020 with plans to continue M-F from 9 AM – 5 PM. To view continued testing dates/times, visit

A Roosevelt drive-thru testing site is located at UBMC (250 W 300 N in Roosevelt, Utah) which opened Monday, April 20, 2020. Testing is now located at the ER entrance, 7 days a week from 8 AM – 8 PM. 

A Manila drive-thru is available on a limited basis.  Testing will be in-vehicle located outside of the Manila Clinic. Next testing date: Wednesday, May 27th from 8 AM – 5 PM.

Qualifying individuals may receive FREE COVID-19 testing (while supplies last, with tests expected to be refreshed daily) by taking a survey online at QR code and ID required for testing.  



In the event that you do not qualify for free testing, there are other options if you are symptomatic, meeting state guidelines to be tested. Be advised that insurance companies are covering the cost of a COVID-19 test. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches/pains, decreased taste/smell, sore throat, chills or headache) and you suspect you may need to be tested for COVID-19, call before you arrive to receive further instruction prior to coming to our facility. Testing is typically done in-vehicle (for the safety of our staff and the patient) and is also available at:

  • Roosevelt UBMC (UBMC Lab, Processed by ARUP): ER Entrance 7 Days/Wk 8 AM – 8 PM
  • Vernal:  Basin Clinic Urgent Care (435)781-6634 *Urgent Care Hours: M-F 8-8 & Sat 9-6
  • Duchesne: DVMC Clinic (435)738-2426 *General Clinic Hours: M-F 8-5
  • Manila Clinic (435)784-3575 *Tuesdays

If you need emergent care, we ask that you put on a mask if possible, sanitize your hands, and present to the emergency room. Emergency warning signs for COVID-19 may include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face. This list is not all inclusive; please call your medical provider if you have concerns. Call ahead (435)725-7474 if possible to warn providers of your arrival.

If you have questions regarding the COVID-19 virus, we ask that you do not overwhelm our general lines with phone calls, but rather utilize the UBH COVID-19 hotline by calling (435)725-2098


A negative COVID-19 test is required prior to being approved for surgery or certain procedures at UBH.  View details:


Access points to our facility are currently restricted to allow us to screen all who enter for possible illness/exposure before entering.

  • Roosevelt Campus:
  • Clinic 1 open M-F from 8 AM – 8 PM, and Sat from 8 AM – 5 PM.
  • –UBMC Pharmacy is open. Drive-Thru available! Click here for information.
  • –Roosevelt Urgent Care is open. Click here for information.
  • Clinic 2 open M-F from 8 AM – 5 PM
  • ER open 24/7
  • The main entrance is temporarily closed
  • Vernal Campus:
  • Basin Clinic open M-TH from 8 AM – 5 PM and F from 8 AM – Noon
  • Basin Clinic Urgent Care is open. Click here for information.
  • Vernal Women’s Health / Ortho / Dermatology Entrance: M-TH from 8 AM – 5 PM and F from 8 AM – Noon 
  • Outreach Clinics: 
  • The Manila Clinic will be open on Tuesdays. 
  • The Duchesne Clinic is open.
  • The Altamont Clinic is open Tuesdays from 10 AM – 4 PM for in-person evaluation or telehealth. (Telehealth available Thursday 9 AM – 3 PM.)
  • The Tabiona Clinic has telehealth appointments available!



  • With our Tri-County area designated yellow (low-risk), our revised visitation policy will take effect 5/19/20. Read Release.
  • We now allow one visitor for hospital/clinic settings: Clinics, ER, Surgery, OB  and Med Surg / ICU.
  • Speak to a nurse regarding special circumstances such as patients with altered mental status, fall risk or end-of-life care.
  • NOTE: The Villa remains in fully secured mode and is not accepting visitors or non-medically essential UBH personnel.
  • To be eligible as a visitor in any of our facilities, you must:
  • Be 18 or older
  • Be in good health and must not be suspected of, or have, COVID-19
  • Complete a health screening (including temperature check) before entry
  • Wear a mask / face covering and sanitize hands upon entering facilities (Do not mask children under age 2)
  • We advise that the elderly or those with underlying chronic health conditions do not visit unless necessary to maintain health.


  • The DVMC Pharmacy has curbside delivery. Call upon arrival and they will deliver to your vehicle.
  • The Skyview Cafe is closed to the public, but open to patients and screened helpers for carry-out only (no dine-in).
  • UBH has put all high school interns as well as volunteers on leave status.
  • The Villa is in fully secured mode and is not accepting visitors or non-medically essential UBH staff.



While information so far suggests that most COVID-19 illness is mild, the elderly as well as people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions — like heart disease, lung disease and diabetes, for example — seem to be at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness. There is not currently information from published scientific reports about susceptibility of pregnant women or children to COVID-19.

At this time, there is no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The most important thing you can do is the following:
• Cover your coughs and sneezes by using a tissue or sleeve (not your hands).
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Avoid touching your face, especially around your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs.
• Avoid crowds, public areas, and public transportation if possible.
• All non-essential travel outside the Uintah Basin should be restricted.
• Stay home if you feel ill. Self-quarantine if possible.
• Adhere to suggested social distancing guidelines. 
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with human coronavirus illness will
recover without treatment. However, you can relieve symptoms by doing the following:
• Take pain and fever medications.
• Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough.
• If you are mildly sick, drink plenty of liquids, stay home, and rest.
Above all, stay calm and wash your hands often.



Should you wear a mask? CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. We ask that all visitors bring a mask when coming to our facilities. If you don’t have one, we’ll provide one for you. Learn More

Need a mask? If you don’t have access to a mask, you can request one here.

Mask Donations: We have had many generous, gifted people in our community ask if they may make masks for Uintah Basin Healthcare. We have added two mask patterns to our website: an “easy” and “advanced” option is available. We suggest close weave cotton fabric for the material. Patterns may be found on the “service opportunities” page at:


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