Bay Area Hospital Foundations
Dignity Health/UCSF Health Partnership
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We continue to stay in close contact with the county department of health to determine the best way to care for an unprecedented surge of critically ill COVID-19 patients. If the number of patients exceeds our resources, and there are no alternate care sites available, we may need to implement triage guidelines so that limited resources are used equitably and consistent with national standards.
Triaging care during a crisis situation is the most difficult decision any care team has to make. At Dignity Health, triage guidelines are based on the unequivocal principle that we treat all patients with dignity and respect.
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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.
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.