Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
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. Last updated on April 15, 2020.
If You Are Sick - Call Your Doctor
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
If you do not have a primary care physician, Dignity Health Urgent Care has five locations where those with symptoms can be evaluated. Find a location near you directly below.
Dignity Health Urgent Care – Atascadero
5920 West Mall
Dignity Health Urgent Care – Santa Maria
2271 South Depot Street
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Dignity Health Urgent Care – Orcutt
1102 E. Clark Avenue, Suite 120-A
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Dignity Health Urgent Care – Pismo Beach
877 Oak Park Blvd.
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Dignity Health Urgent Care – Lompoc
Walk-In Care & Family Care
217 W. Central Avenue, Suite G
Lompoc, CA 93436
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.
- No visitors are currently allowed in the hospital.
- Visitor restrictions for end-of-life situations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
- Patients may only enter through the hospital Emergency Department.
Cloth Face Covers
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
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.
Additional information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is available here.
Cancellations and Closures
- All community workshops, classes, tours, and support groups will be postponed until further notice.
- Gift shop is closed until further notice.
- Several of our outpatient lab locations are temporarily closed or have reduced their hours. Please see the Laboratory Services section for details.
Preparations at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
In response to COVID-19 we activated our incident command center and began implementing processes to maintain our operation and ability to care for patients, even under extreme circumstances. Because the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff is our primary concern, we are taking the following measures to ensure that we continue to provide the quality health care our community expects:
- Restricted hospital visitation (See Visiting Guidelines below) and screening those that are allowed to enter.
- Preparing space for an influx of patients—These spaces include internal areas that can be re-purposed in addition to preparing our emergency tents for use outside if/when the volume of patients calls for it.
- Elective surgeries have been canceled.
- Daily monitoring of supplies and evaluating the availability of additional resources if there was a need.
- Suspended duties for volunteers.
- Cafeteria is serving pre-packaged items only.