SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – August 17, 2021 – French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), in partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department, is taking a proactive approach to ensuring San Luis Obispo County community members have access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Effective immediately, patients receiving treatment in the Emergency Department at FHMC or those admitted to the hospital for care will be offered the COVID-19 vaccine.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise both locally and nationally, the partnership enables vulnerable populations such as homeless individuals or underserved community members the opportunity to receive the vaccine while they are under the care of the hospital.
The COVID-19 vaccines are provided by SLO County Public Health to FHMC, and are administered with physician guidance to eligible individuals.
About French Hospital Medical Center
French Hospital Medical Center is a state-of-the-art, 112-bed acute care hospital located in San Luis Obispo, CA. French’s Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine is the area’s most advanced emergency services center. The modern facility is home to the Copeland, Forbes, and Rossi Cardiac Care Center, is the county’s premier cardiac center, providing the latest cardiac and imaging technology, and the Hearst Cancer Resource Center offering free education, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. French Hospital Medical Center together with Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, CA and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA make up Dignity Health Central Coast, a network of hospitals, physicians, and outpatient services including physician offices, ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers, and a full service home health agency.