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For Patients and Visitors

It's a New Day, a New Way at San Antonio!


Keeping you safe during COVID-19 is our utmost priority. New COVID-19 procedures and visitation guidelines have been put into place to ensure the safety and well-being of all San Antonio patients, visitors, and care team members.

 

MESSAGE FROM JOHN CHAPMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO

Please accept our deep gratitude for your patience and understanding during this challenging time, particularly as healthcare resources are stretched and new visiting restrictions are implemented in the face of rapidly rising COVID-19 Omicron cases in the State of California and across our region. San Antonio Regional Hospital’s response to COVID-19 has continued to evolve based on the recommendations received from the federal government, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of California, including the California Department of Public Health...

Updated San Antonio Regional Hospital Visitor Policy - Effective October 7, 2022

The California Department of Public Health has updated the visiting policy for COVID-19.  Visitors to healthcare facilities are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.  However, visitors must continue to wear a face mask when visiting loved ones in a hospital or other healthcare setting.

Visitors must also meet the following requirements:

Limited Visitors

  1. Provide valid photo identification
  2. Two (2) visitors are permitted per patient.
  3. No minors under age 16 are permitted to visit.
  4. Wear a mask inside the healthcare facility.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

A well-fitting mask (surgical or double-mask) must be worn upon entry and at all times while inside the healthcare facility. Additional PPE, as directed by hospital personnel due to the specific patient conditions, must be worn at all times while in the patient’s room.

Physical (Social) Distancing

All visitors must physically distance (socially distance) themselves from healthcare personnel and other patients/visitors at all times while in the facility.

Please click on the major headings below to read more about each requirement.

All visitors, regardless of vaccination status or test results, must follow personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements...

All visitors, regardless of vaccination status or test results, must follow physical distancing (social distancing) requirements...

We understand the concerns you may have about visiting your loved ones while they are hospitalized, but we believe restricting visitors at this time is necessary. We appreciate your understanding as we take proactive precautions to protect our patients, our healthcare team, and the communities we serve.

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EMERGENCY PATIENTS

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all emergency patients will be screened for fever and respiratory symptoms upon arrival and given a mask. The mask and screening questions help us meet our commitment to provide a safe environment for everyone entering the emergency department.

  • In support of social distancing, and to minimize the possibility of exposure, patients with mild to moderate respiratory symptoms are screened for COVID-19 symptoms a the main entrance to the ER.
  • Patients with more serious illness will be given a mask, and they will be directed to check-in at the reception desk in the emergency department.
  • If a bed is available, the patient will be taken directly into the treatment area.
  • If a bed is not immediately available, patients with a fever and/or respiratory symptoms will be masked and placed in a separate waiting room within the treatment area.
  • Patients are reminded to check-in with the triage nurse if there is a change or worsening of their symptoms.
  • Patients will be seen in the order of illness severity. Be assured, the emergency department team will do everything possible to place patients into a private room in the treatment area as quickly as possible.
  • In accordance with COVID-19 precautions, only one (1) visitor may be permitted in the emergency department.
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OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Due to COVID-19 precautions, only one (1) visitor may be permitted to accompany patients receiving services.

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URGENT CARE PATIENTS

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all San Antonio Regional Hospital Urgent Care patients are screened for fever and respiratory symptoms. This extra screening helps us meet our commitment to provide a safe environment for everyone entering the urgent care.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, only one (1) visitor may be permitted to accompany patients receiving services in the urgent care, including minors. Minor patients may be accompanied by one parent or guardian.



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