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About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find the latest information regarding coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

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COVID-19 Screening Resources

Review detailed screening information that can help you make care decisions.

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Your Safety is Our Priority

Learn how Parkview Health is making it safer to get the care you need

Parkview Health is committed to your safety while receiving treatment for your health care needs. We understand you may be concerned about entering a hospital or doctor’s office at this time. That’s why we are taking extra steps to ensure you are comfortable and confident that you can receive care from Parkview Health without additional worry.

We’ve added extra precautions – including implementing innovative technologies to clean exam rooms, taking novel approaches of scheduling appointments and screening patients at the door – all to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other viruses.

From emergency room visits to family medicine, walk-in clinics and specialty care in our hospitals, we are ready to care for you, with the compassion, expertise and protection that you deserve.

 

Facility and Service Updates

Parkview Health has implemented numerous precautions to mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19. Safety measures are in place to protect patients, visitors (where allowed) and co-workers while resuming operations.

These measures include:

  • Additional patient screenings via phone before the day of care and upon arrival to a facility.
  • Contained areas for patients with known or suspected COVID-19.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures that include the use of UV light sterilization in some areas. 
  • Patients and visitors are required to wear a face mask upon entering and throughout their stay at a Parkview facility. This may be a cloth or synthetic mask (consistent with CDC recommendations), without an exhalation valve. The mask must cover the nose and mouth.
    • If patients or visitors arrive without a mask, they will be offered a procedure mask free of charge.
    • Patients and visitors are expected to wear a mask during the entirety of their visit. This expectation will be explained to patients in the pre-visit screening call. Patients who refuse to wear a mask may be scheduled for a virtual visit. Visitors who refuse to wear a mask may l be asked to leave the facility.
    • If a patient is unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition, then the leaders for each facility will determine how to isolate the patient.  
  • Visitors of patients in isolation for COVID-19 are required to follow specific safety precautions during visitation.

Ongoing precautions include:

  • Valet parking at all facilities has been suspended. Staff will be available in the parking lot to help visitors needing assistance getting to the front entrance.
  • Visitor restrictions and limited entrances to some locations.
  • Reduced hours and temporary closures at some facilities.

See below for specific information by facility or serviceAll policies are subject to change and may vary by facility or unit. Patients and guests are encouraged to confirm visitor policies with their provider team prior to arrival.


Visitor Restrictions

One adult visitor per patient will be permitted for the following:

  • Hospital inpatient unit: One adult visitor per patient for the duration of the patient’s stay, with visiting hours from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily.
  • Surgical patients: One adult visitor per patient in pre-op and post-op areas.
  • Pediatric patients: Up to two parents or guardians for the duration of the patient’s stay.
  • No visitors for patients receiving injections or undergoing procedures requiring local anesthesia. 

Authorized visitors will be identified with a wristband provided by hospital staff. Additional visitors will not be permitted in lobby areas.

The following policies and procedures apply to all permitted visitors: 

  • All visitors must be adults (at least 18 years old)
  • Visitors must not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and will be subject to screening upon arrival
  • All visitors and patients are required to wear a face mask at all times inside any Parkview facility. If they don’t have a mask, they will be given one upon arrival. 
  • Visitors of patients in transmission-based precautions for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection should refer to the document titled COVID-19 Visitor Information and are required to report to the nurse before room entry. Visitors must not be present during aerosol-generating procedures or during collection of respiratory specimens. 

Classes & Events

Parkview Health has canceled several scheduled classes and events. You may visit the Classes & Events calendar here. If you are unsure whether your class or event has been canceled, please contact the department holding the event/class to verify.


Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and its impact on Parkview facilities and services.

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