Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
CHI St. Vincent is closely monitoring all developments with COVID-19, and our staff is following the latest guidance from local and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Universal Mask Policy Continues
CHI St. Vincent facilities require temperature screening and masking while on our campus. The health and safety of our patients, visitors, staff and healthcare providers are our highest priorities as we provide critical care to our communities. Our ministry remains committed to keeping our communities safe and will continue to review our safety protocols as we move forward. We are also extremely grateful for all of our caregivers and support staff whose selfless service has been evident throughout this public health crisis and helped get us to where we are today.
TWO VISITORS AT A TIME will be allowed to see a patient. One visitor may spend the night with patients not being treated in the ICU. Instances that would require more than one visitor at a time will be evaluated on a case by case basis. No children under 12 can visit in the ICU/CCU. Children under 12 visiting patients must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Children under 12 may be restricted in certain situations based on patient condition. If a patient is COVID-19 positive, no visitors will be allowed. Read our full visitor policy for more details.
Do You Have Symptoms of COVID-19?
Are you experiencing fever, cough, and shortness of breath? If you think you may have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or exposure, please stay at home to protect yourself and others. The best first step is one of our remote resources:
- Call your primary care provider. CHI St. Vincent is now offering virtual care visits. Current patients can call their provider’s office directly or log in to the patient portal to make an appointment.
How to Help Prevent the Spread of Illness
- Do not go to the emergency room or urgent care unless symptoms are severe, such as high fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have milder symptoms like cough, low-grade fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular provider first.
- Stay home when sick.
- Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Stay informed via public health updates as information is changing frequently.
Our health care providers are in constant communication with local health officials on coronavirus testing. Check with your health care provider for details.
Additional information on testing is available through the CDC website.