What we're doing to keep you safe

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.


Temporary visitor restrictions

Effective Monday, June 8, 2020

As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we are committed to maintaining a safe environment for our patients and employees. We also understand the importance of support to the healing process. At this time we are allowing ONE (1) visitor per patient each day except for pediatrics and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) allowing TWO (2) parents or guardians. The guidelines for visitation are listed below.

Visiting hours: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily

Visitor expectations:

Support personnel are able to accompany individuals with disabilities who are seeking medical care.

**Failure to following these expectations will result in visitation privileges being revoked**

People with disabilities (which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment) who require help with the provision of medical or behavioral health care, activities of daily living, speaking for the patient or keeping the patient safe, may have a designated assistance person.

Updated: 6.17.20


How to protect yourself

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:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and always after using the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.



Signs and symptoms of infection with the new coronavirus can be mild to severe and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

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.

Learn more about symptoms from the CDC.


If you're experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

Call your doctor

Call your doctor if:

  • You have symptoms and
  • Have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or
    Have recently traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19 as outlined by CDC

If your symptoms are severe, seek emergency care or call 911. 

  • Call the Emergency Room in advance or tell the 911 dispatch operator that you think may have been exposed to COVID-19 and describe the symptoms you are experiencing.

Your doctor must provide an order for testing in advance of your arrival.

  • In Colorado: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has established testing standards.
  • In Montana: The Montana Department of Health and Human Services has testing criteria that is being managed at the county level.

Virtual options for care

Consider using SCL Health’s Right Care virtual options.

  • E-visits
    You’ll answer a series of questions about your medical history and current symptoms. An SCL Health provider can help assess your symptoms based on the most recent updates from the CDC.

    This option costs $35 and is not covered by insurance.

    You will only be charged for the e-visit if a diagnosis is made and treatment options suggested. If you are referred to an in-person physician visit, you will not be charged for the e-visit. Learn more.
  • Video Visits
    You can meet by video with SCL Health physicians currently available for video visit appointments.

    For existing appointments and when clinically appropriate, you can request to convert your in-person visit to a video visit. The video visit process is different by state:
    • In Colorado: Request a video visit with an SCL Health provider when you call to make an appointment. More than 200 providers in Colorado are able to host video visits.
    • In Montana: Schedule a video visit online through MyChart. Learn more.


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