As global and domestic cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) rise, we have implemented additional measures at our hospitals and clinics to protect the health of everyone we serve.
As Colorado experiences increased spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with CDC guidance, Good Samaritan Medical Center is increasing measures to keep our patients, teams and community safe.
Effective March 26 at 7 a.m., Good Samaritan Medical Center is moving to a zero visitor policy until further notice.
Only in select instances are exceptions to this zero visitor policy allowed.
One visitor per patient, per stay may be permitted in the following situations:
All patients should still enter through the Emergency Department, where we will be screening for symptoms and fever. Visitors with a fever over 100 degrees F or with symptoms (cough, sore throat, shortness of breath) will be politely asked to leave.
We encourage those who want to check on a current patient in the facility to reach out to the patient electronically via cellphone, email, social media, or by calling the patient’s room phone.
We recognize this may be a hardship for patients and their loved ones. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we come together as a community to keep each other healthy and safe.
COVID-19 is spread through person-to-person contact and by coming into contact with infected surfaces. You can help protect yourself and limit the spread of disease with these tips:
Signs and symptoms of infection with the new coronavirus can be mild to severe and include:
Symptoms may appear 14 days after exposure.
Those with underlying medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or chronic lung disease should take extra precautions to avoid unnecessary exposure.
Call your doctor if:
If your symptoms are severe, seek emergency care or call 911.
Your doctor must provide an order for testing in advance of your arrival.
Consider using SCL Health’s Right Care virtual options.