PLEASE NOTE: Information is always changing; Beverly Hospital will update as soon as the information is available. UPDATED: 1/6/2021, 10:40am
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 in-person 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:
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:
Drive through testing results should be available within 3-5 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 information page
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.
Crisis Standards of Care:
Open Letter to the Community
We thank you for allowing Beverly Hospital to be your health care provider of choice and to serve you and the community for over 70 years. We are in unprecedented times as the current pandemic has continued and the number of people needing healthcare is increasing.
Over the next few days and weeks, like many healthcare facilities, we may be faced with decisions when the demands exceed our resources. We may experience resource limitations in ICU beds, life support equipment (such as breathing machines), and healthy doctors and hospital staff.
Beverly Hospital has plans in place to meet the increasing demands, but there may come a time when those demands exceed our surge capacity and we may need to implement crisis standards of care. If we reach that crisis point, Beverly Hospital has a multidisciplinary team of physicians, hospital personnel, and community members to review the cases of persons who are critically ill. This team will make decisions on the allocation of the limited resources and will utilize criteria that is being used throughout California, the nation, and the world. The team will not be given information related to sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, primary language, immigration status, financial status, or insurance status as part of the decision-making process.
What this means to you, your family, or your representative:
- The patient, family member, or patient representative may be unable to make decisions regarding the patient’s care during a public health emergency.
- Talk with your family or representative about your healthcare wishes.
- Discuss any medical conditions you may have.
- Discuss any healthcare directives you have or complete an advanced healthcare directive.
- Specify which treatments you want such as blood transfusions, breathing tube, breathing machines, dialysis, surgeries, and decisions to prolong life.
- Identify one person to be your representative should you be unable to communicate your desires.
- Should you require ICU care, a breathing machine (ventilator), or other increased care, and the needs exceed our capacity, your case will be reviewed, along with other patient cases, to determine how best to utilize the available resources.
- If you become extremely sick and are unlikely to survive despite life-saving treatment, limited resources may be allocated to others who have a better chance at survival.
- If a decision is made to stop or withdraw treatment, you (family member or patient representative) have the right to discuss this decision with your doctor. All efforts will be made to ensure that the patient is comfortable and free of pain.
This is a difficult time for our community. Our doctors, nurses, and hospital personnel are working to provide the best possible care. We ask that you help by wearing a mask, practicing frequent hand washing, maintaining social distancing, avoiding gatherings including those with family and friends, and becoming vaccinated, when available, in order to prevent the continued spread of this disease.
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.
- Currently there are 2 (Pzifer-BioNTech and Moderna) vaccines available to help protect against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). They are currently being rolled out based on a phased approach. Other vaccines are still being developed and are going through trials. Please be aware of scams regarding these vaccines. Do not take any fake vaccine/treatment claiming to treat COVID. Be wary of false sources on social media claiming to provide the vaccine. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit the CDC Vaccine Information Page.
- 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. 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: