What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


COVID-19 Hospital Preparedness

The mission of St. Joseph's Medical Center is to improve the health of our greater community by providing quality health care services, exceeding the expectations of those we serve.

The safety of our visitors, patients, employees, and physicians remains our highest priority. We want to assure the community that St. Joseph's Medical Center is closely monitoring all developments with COVID-19 and we are prepared to identify, isolate, and treat any potential patient who seeks care at our facility. We are in contact with local and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our staff is following the latest guidance from these public health agencies. St. Joseph's Medical Center has the supplies and equipment needed to effectively manage the care of any suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients and we are continuously assessing the volume of supplies at our hospital.

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Research 

Physicians and residents at St. Joseph’s Medical Center have partnered with the Mayo Clinic on a prospective study involving convalescent plasma, which is the intravenous infusion of blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients into those who are seriously ill from the virus. The convalescent plasma treatment for COVID-19 is being studied nationally in hopes it increases a patient’s recovery time and saves lives.

St. Joseph's is currently seeking plasma donations from individuals who have fully recovered from COVID-19. For more information about donating plasma, please call (209) 547-5947 or email Teri Kozik at [email protected]

 

Free Virtual Care visits for Mild COVID-19 Symptoms

We’re here for you during this challenging time. One of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones is to stay at home. To encourage social distancing as well as continue to support your health and well-being, we’re offering virtual care visits. If you or a family member have mild COVID-19 symptoms such as low-grade fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you can speak with a healthcare provider on your phone or other mobile device. Here are your options for accessing a virtual visit:

If using your computer desktop, please go to dignityhealth.org/virtualcareanywhere.
If you have an Android device, please download the app here.
If you have an Apple device, please download the app here.

Please note, we have been receiving a high volume of requests at this time. We apologize for longer than usual wait times. 

Visitor Information Regarding COVID 19

In accordance with an order from San Joaquin County Public Health Services to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visitors are no longer permitted at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. This restriction is being implemented in an effort to protect vulnerable patients and staff from avoidable exposure to infection.

We recognize that it is important for family members and friends to visit their loved ones in the hospital, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Patients are encouraged to leverage technology to stay in touch with family and friends during this time. Thank you for your understanding and support as we work to keep our patients and community safe and healthy.

Visitor Policy   

COVID-19 Education

COVID-19 Overview

Cold and Flu Season

What to do if you are sick

What you need to know

COVID-19 Resources

San Joaquin County Public Health Services

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Help By Making A Donation

In response to COVID-19, our doctors, nurses and other care team members are utilizing necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) that keep them and the community safe. While we have enough masks and PPE as it stands now, we are focused on keeping up with demand. Many people want to help and we thank you for your interest.

To make a donation, please click here.