COVID-19 Update: Cancellations, Visitor Policy, Business Office
We are urging the community to stay home.
This is the most important way for us to help ensure we will have the beds, ventilators, masks, tests, and supplies necessary to meet the needs of our valued community. This is a real and direct way people can contribute and help reduce the impact of COVID-19 in our community.
If you have concerns about symptoms or exposure, please call our COVID Care Call Center at (540) 332-5122. We have a team of nurses answering the calls seven days a week between 8 am and 4:30 pm.
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Now, more than ever, it's important to take care of your physical and mental health, so here are some tips from our Augusta Health Fitness Staff on how to be physically active while staying at home.
To help keep our community as healthy as possible and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all April group events, classes and meetings at Augusta Health have been cancelled. Stay safe and stay well. We hope to see you soon!
This includes Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab classes.
Updated Visitor Policy
Beginning today, March 25, 2020, we're including temperature checks as part of our Visitor Screening. Those with temperatures of 100°F or above will not be allowed into the hospital. Staff members are at all entry doors to assist patients and visitors.
From 8 pm until 6 am, the Emergency Department is the only public entrance to Augusta Health.
Business/Finance Office Closed
Effectively immediately, the Business/Finance office is closed to the public. Staff is still available by phone to and online to help with questions. The phone number is (540) 332-4600.
Donations from the Community Update!
We currently have enough supplies for our staff, but in the event that we have a surge in patients, these priority supplies will help keep us prepared:
- Masks – N95, dust masks, medical face masks and surgical masks, as well as those handmade by our community. A face mask pattern may be found here: https://patchworkplus-quilting.com/facemasks
- Hand sanitizer – Ecolab Nourishing Foam is preferred, but other brands/types appreciated
- Hand soap – Scott Antimicrobial Foam Skin Cleanser is preferred, but other brands/types appreciated
- Disposable gloves – non-latex.
The community has been incredibly generous to Augusta Health. We have received phone calls and emails from pastors, church sewing groups, local employers and businesses, dentist offices, residents, nonprofit organizations, and others offering to provide needed supplies, personal protective equipment, and food for our staff. Augusta Health team members are most grateful for this support and overwhelmed by this outreach.
Please call or email the Augusta Health Foundation BEFORE coming to Augusta Health if you or your business have these supplies on hand and are willing to donate them to support Augusta Health. The Foundation's Office can be reached at: (540) 332-5174 or ahfoundation [at] augustahealth.com. Thank you!