New COVID-19 Updates
St. Joe's has established a new update to share information with the public related to COVID-19 including the status of hospital operations and the safety measures being taken to protect our patients, staff and community.
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
The COVID-19 vaccine supply has increased and all individuals aged 12 and over are now eligible.
COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment
To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.
Keeping our Patients Safe During COVID-19
We have added protective measures to ensure that our hospital and clinics are always safe for you and your loved ones when you need care. Your experience in our facility may look a little different than in the past, but this is because we have new processes and procedures in place to further protect your health.
At St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community and adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients.
We have changed our visitor protocol. St. Joe’s values the trust our community places in us, and we appreciate your understanding as we shift our visitation policies during this time.
Entering the Hospital
We have limited entry points into the hospital and screening everyone – employees, providers, patients and the limited permissible visitors currently allowed – who enters the building. The following provides additional details about both safety measures:
Limited Entry Point: Until otherwise notified, everyone entering the facility should come through our north entrance. This entrance is open 24 hours a day. All other entry points will be closed until further notice.
Screening Process: All patients, visitors and staff entering the facility will be screened with questions regarding respiratory symptoms and travel history and will also have their temperature checked. Based on the screening, visitors may be asked to speak further with someone, or come back at a later date. Screening will occur upon every entry.
Wear a Mask: Everyone entering the facility will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be provided if you don't already have one.
These increased safety measures do NOT mean that you cannot access the hospital, our clinics or your providers. Please seek medical care as needed. And, if you are concerned you may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call your provider in advance of going to his or her office.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room.
Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain a safe environment for our patients and team.