PLEASE NOTE: Information is always changing; Beverly Hospital will update as soon as the information is available. UPDATED: 8/6/2020, 4:25pm
Beverly Hospital is closely monitoring the ever changing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and working with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH), California Department of Health (CDPH), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stay up to date. The Hospital is dedicated to keeping patients, staff, and the community safe during this influenza season and pandemic outbreak of coronavirus.
- We have initiated external screening of patients and visitors in an effort to keep our patients, visitors, and staff safe and prevent additional exposure within the community.
- Please contact your healthcare provider with questions regarding your medical care.
- If you have reason to believe that you may have the Coronavirus, please call the Emergency Room before coming to the ER.
- Beverly Hospital has suspended all community outreach and education events until further notice.
Don’t Delay Medical Care:
During this time of COVID-19, Beverly Hospital understands that you or a loved one might be hesitant to come in for emergency care. Please do not delay a medical emergency. Staying safe and healthy during this time is important and our Emergency Care Center (ECC) is here to help treat all medical conditions. Join Dr. Joseph Chan, Medical Director of the ECC, Dr. Raul Lopez, Quality Director of the ECC, and Charlene Chu, RN and Administrative Director of Acute Services, as they explain how we are keeping our patients and staff safe. Rest assured knowing that we have safety precautions in place to protect all who visit Beverly Hospital. Our ECC PSA videos are also in Spanish and Chinese to help our non-English speakers understand that we are here to provide quality safe care.
Quality Safe Emergency Care Is Here (Spanish)
Quality Safe Emergency Care Is Here (Chinese)
Drive Through COVID-19 Testing:
As of May 22, 2020, Beverly Hospital has completed and will no longer be offering drive through COVID-19 testing. We thank the community for sharing about or coming in for testing. If you or a loved one are in need of testing, there are free drive through COVID-19 testing sites available throughout Los Angeles County .
- Appointment is required. Register on the Los Angeles County COVID-19 testing website. Once given an appointment, please come at the assigned time.
Test Result Information:
As a testing site, Beverly Hospital facilitated with collecting samples before sending them to one of Los Angeles County designated labs. The Hospital will not have access to test results done through this program. Test results should be available within 3-4 days. If it has been more than 5 days and you have not received your test results, please do the following:
- Check your email’s spam folder as it may have been accidentally sent to there.
- Refer to the following list to find appropriate contact information or call 211 for help.
In response to the new guidelines from LA County Department of Public Health, those entering Beverly Hospital will be subjected to temperature and symptom screening. Under the guideline, all healthcare personnel and visitors are subject to temperature check prior to starting work or entering the facility. Subjected to screening include:
- Medical Staff
Individuals with a fever greater than 99.9F will not be allowed in the hospital.
Effective immediately, the guidelines below are to be adhered to help keep patients and staff safe and healthy. Please help with sharing this information and coordinating with your loved one’s family and friends. Restrictions are subject to change without notice:
- No visitors under 14 or 65 or older will be permitted.
- No visitors will be allowed except for ONE (1) immediate family or significant other for minors or Maternity (the father or designee will be considered the 1 visitor). A limit of ONE (1) visitor per patient per day.
- Religious representatives will need to utilize phone or other applications to conduct services
- Patients facing End of Life circumstances will be permitted TWO (2) visitors but visitors will be asked to stand outside of the room.
- Patients with Physical, Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities, and Cognitive Impairments:
- ONE (1) visitor for patients with physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments.
- For prolonged hospitalized patients, the patient or family/patient representative may designate TWO (2) support people, but only ONE (1) support person may be present at a time.
- Visitors who have fever, symptoms of cough, congestion, respiratory or viral illness will not be allowed to visit.
- We encourage visitors to use social media, Facetime, Skype, or other applications to reach loved ones.
- Friends and Family members may use our Send A Greeting Card option as a way to send a heartfelt message to a loved one.
Donate To Help Fight COVID-19:
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the demand for personal protection supplies increases while resources from suppliers are strained due to availability and production and shipping capacity. Healthcare workers at Beverly Hospital may have the supplies and equipment to care for patients with COVID-19 now. However, the number of COVID-19 cases is expected to continue to grow and we want to be prepared. Beverly Hospital is turning to the community for help and asking for protective supply donations. If you are able to, please visit the donation page and or share this information.Donate Today
A Basic Overview On Coronavirus (COVID-19):
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan, China. It has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”) and the virus that causes it is named “SARS-CoV-2”.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be spread by person-to-person transmission.
- There is currently no vaccine available to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- For frequently asked questions in regards to COVID-19, please refer to the CDC FAQ.
What can be done to protect against and prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
- Cough into your elbow or a tissue and not your hands. Turn away from others when you cough.
- Thoroughly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work, and school.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Practicing social distancing (standing 6ft apart from each other) and home isolation if possible.
- Wearing face mask when in public or in a shared space with others who are not members of your household.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- If you are sick, stay home and do not travel or report to work.
Being Aware: Fraudulent Treatment Options and Donation Scams
During times of crisis, scammers may use it as an opportunity to take advantage of the fear by selling fraudulent products, soliciting money under false pretenses, posing as government workers, and more. Ways people are being targeted are through social media, fake websites, online marketplaces, robo calls or spam text messages, door to door, and so on. The safety of you and your family and friends matter. Please take the opportunity to discuss this with them:
- Be aware of any fake Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tests, Vaccines and Treatments being advertised on places like social media or online marketplaces. There are currently no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment options available. Research is currently being conducted by vaccine and drug companies to quickly find options. Utilizing any fraudulent treatments may cause harm to you or your loved ones. For more information, please visit the FDA Article HERE.
- Do research when it comes to donating money to fundraisers especially ones found on crowdfunding websites or social media or via phone call. If they are requesting donations to be made in cash, giftcard, or through wiring money, please avoid it and do not donate. For more information, please visit the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) article HERE.
- Home Isolation Instructions For Patients With Suspected or Confirm COVID-19:
- Home Care Instructions for People with Respiratory Symptoms:
- Home Quarantine Guidance For Those Who Came In Contact With COVID-19 Positive Patient:
- Hand Sanitizer Safety PSA:
For More Information On COVID-19:
- Visit the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LACDPH) website:
- Visit the California Department of Health website:
- Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website:
- Visit the World Health Organization website:
- Visit the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health (LACDPH) website: