• Coronavirus Updates


    Your health is essential. Don't delay getting the care you need.

    COVID-19 En Español

Your health and well-being is our top concern


What is known about coronavirus and the actions taken to reduce the spread continue to change on a regular basis. For that reason, we encourage you to check this site frequently for updates related to hospital operations.   

Public Service Announcement

With COVID cases on the rise, Dignity Health Central Coast wants to remind you that the coronavirus pandemic is not over. Our hospitals and health centers are prepared to care for you, but we all need to continue to do our part to stay safe. Please watch this short video featuring Scott Robertson, MD, Dignity Health Division Chief Medical Officer.


Safety First

 

As we begin resuming services that were paused as the COVID-19 pandemic developed, we continue to adhere to guidance provided by national and state health officials to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. 

As always, your health and well-being are our focus, so we’ve taken steps to ensure your continued safety: 

  • Screening prior to entry
  • Masks are required for everyone
  • Visitor limitations
  • Separate care areas for patients with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols
  • Sanitizing stations throughout the facility

Your health is essential, so don’t put off getting the care you need.

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Coronavirus testing

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.

Test pricing

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.

Community COVID-19 Hotline

If you have questions related to COVID-19, please call (805) 332-8276, 8 AM - 8 PM calls will be answered by a nurse. If you call after hours, please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned.

En Español: (805) 614-5758

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether your visit to the hospital is due to a medical emergency or a planned surgery, extensive measures are in place to ensure your continued safety: 

  • Screening prior to entry
  • Masks are required for everyone
  • Visitor limitations
  • Separate care areas for patients with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols
  • Sanitizing stations throughout the facility
We have resumed health care services and procedures. If you had a scheduled procedure that was put on hold due to the coronavirus, your doctor will contact you with new scheduling information.  

All patients are tested for COVID-19 before any scheduled procedure or surgery.

For the health and safety of our patients and staff, visits will remain limited for the time being. Please see the Coronavirus Update page for the Dignity Health hospital near you for specific details.

Some workshops and classes are available virtually while others are not being offered at this time. Please see the Classes & Events section for the Dignity Health hospital near you for details. 

If You Are Sick - Call Your Doctor

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Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or mild shortness of breath, call your primary care physician. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, please call 911. 

 

Seek medical attention if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19. Emergency warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • Extreme fatigue or new confusion
  • Bluish lips or face

Online Symptom Checker

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you can also check your symptoms using our chat box. Get started by clicking on the orange chat box in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Dignity Health Central Coast Hospitals

For information related to a specific hospital or health center, please visit their web site: 

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
French Hospital Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center
St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital
St. John's Regional Medical Center
Pacific Central Coast Health Centers

What You Can Do

Take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Put distance between yourself and other people.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay at home if you’re sick and limit your contact with others.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands after.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

COVID-19 En Español

COVID-19 En Español