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Schedule A Virtual Visit With Our Doctors: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, set up a virtual visit, on demand and available 24/7.
Last Updated on March 23, 2020
Because this situation is rapidly changing, please check this web site regularly for the latest hospital information.
Due to significant flu-like activity concerns about transmitting COVID-19, we have implemented the following visitor restrictions. Effective immediately:
Visitors will not be permitted at Bay Area Hospitals. In our Birth Centers at Dominican and Sequoia, one labor and delivery partner will be permitted. Patients are encouraged to take advantage of the hospital’s free Wi-Fi and use personal devices to stay in touch with family and friends during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Visit each hospital COVID-19 page for cancellations and closures.
Certain behavior changes can help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our communities. Many states have implemented restrictions on large gatherings, and people are encouraged to practice “social distancing” by avoiding crowds and remaining 6 feet apart from each other while in public places.
Here are a few additional actions you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
If you have been experiencing respiratory symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat and nasal congestion in the past 48 hours please call the hospital before coming in. You will be screened for symptoms and given instructions on how to access care.
You can also access our doctors through a virtual visit.
Our health care providers are in constant communication with local health officials on coronavirus testing. Some of our divisions are offering drive-thru testing services, or outpatient clinics for testing. Check with your health care provider for details.
A test is required in advance of any procedure scheduled in the hospital. Check with your physician’s office if you have questions. Learn more about how we are resuming services.
Additional information on testing is available through the CDC website.
In accordance with provisions in the CARES Act, the “cash” price for COVID-19 testing is available here. The actual price a patient may pay will likely be lower, as this price does not take into account insurance coverage or financial assistance a patient may be eligible for. Where testing is available at our own facilities it can typically be provided at a reduced cost. If in-house testing is not available, testing may be performed by an outside lab which sets the price for its test. These cash prices are only for the COVID-19 diagnostic testing itself and are not inclusive of the diagnosis and/or treatment of other medical conditions. Charges are continually reviewed and subject to change.
For the latest updates on COVID-19, refer to the California Department of Public Health Department or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Links to their web sites can be found below.
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Dignity Health Corporate
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency
San Francisco County Public Health Department
San Mateo Department of Public Health