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Pandemic is Not Behind Us
The pandemic is not behind us. It’s more important now than ever to take the proper steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Make your health a priority and be sure to:
- Wear a mask when outside your home
- Stay at least 6’ away from others
- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- If you are sick, stay home
- Avoid gatherings
To schedule vaccination appointments for eligible individuals, please visit https://myturn.ca.gov/.
For information about COVID-19 eligibility and registration in San Luis Obispo County, please visit the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department website.
For community members that received a first-dose COVID-19 vaccination at French Hospital Medical Center, you will be contacted to receive your second dose at our facility.
We have implemented the following visiting guidelines to protect patients, staff, and physicians at all of our facilities:
- One visitor, per patient, per day will be allowed in Labor and Delivery only
- All visitors must be at least 18 years of age and in good health
- Visitation for end-of-life situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Visitors may enter through emergency department and be screened according to the guidelines established by the San Luis Obispo County Health Department.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
As always, your health and well-being are our focus, so we’ve taken steps at all of our facilities to ensure your continued safety:
- Everyone is screened for symptoms prior to entry
- Masks are required
- Visitor limitations are in place
- Enhanced cleaning protocols
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 don't have a primary care physician, Dignity Health Urgent Care has six locations where those with symptoms can be evaluated. Find the 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
Community COVID-19 Hotline
If you have questions related to COVID-19, please call our Community COVID Hotline at (805) 332-8276.
COVID-19 Crisis Response Guidelines
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.