COVID-19 is unprecedented in modern day healthcare. Here you will find resources and information about our plans to care for the community during this outbreak.
Developments surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continue to evolve. Grand View Health is dedicated to keeping you informed about the impact of COVID-19 on our community and the work we are doing to protect patients, visitors and the dedicated members of our workforce throughout the outbreak.
Anyone entering Grand View Hospital will be required to wear a mask, effective Sunday, April 5. Masks will also be required at our Outpatient Centers beginning Tuesday, April 7. When possible, please bring your own clean or recently laundered fabric mask. We are working to assure we have adequate supplies for our workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided. Contamination of physical surfaces can occur for patients who are asymptomatic so this additional requirement assures greater protection for everyone in our facilities.
To help community members answer their questions about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and schedule appointments to see a Grand View Health provider, we’ve established the GVH COVID-19 Hotline at 215-453-4100 . Our clinical team will provide information and guidance based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Staffed by Grand View Health professionals, the hotline is the place to call with questions such as:
At this time, patients in need of diagnostic imaging or testing and those visiting our practices will only be seen if they have a scheduled appointment.
Not feeling well enough to travel to your physician? Telemedicine may be the answer. Through the Meditech MHealth app, you can connect with your physician from almost anywhere, though we do recommend a place that is private and quiet. Learn more about availability and how to sign up at gvh.org/telemedicine.
To keep patients, staff and community members safe during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Grand View Health is implementing visitor restrictions to mirror those of other nearby health systems. Presently, we are only allowing visitors in our hospitals and inpatient facilities under these circumstances:
Labor and Delivery: Maternity patients are permitted one support partner throughout the duration of their hospital stay. Once screened, only that partner may support the mother and they may not leave the hospital. A mother may not have multiple partners who “switch out” throughout the mother and baby’s hospital stay. This minimizes risk to all families, hospital patients and our labor and delivery team.
Patients and their designated visitor may enter Grand View Hospital through the Main entrance and the Emergency Department only. Staff will conduct a screening procedure at this time and visitor badges will be issued.
In all outpatient facilities, one visitor may accompany a patient for an outpatient appointment, procedure, same-day surgery or Grand View Medical Practice scheduled office visit. We will make reasonable accommodations for pediatric visits as long as any sibling visitors are in good health. We understand these restrictions may cause some difficulties, but we are implementing them for the safety of all of our patients, visitors and employees during this time of great caution.
OB/GYN Associates: No guests will be permitted in our practice until further notice unless the patient is a minor. This is necessary to ensure there is a safe social distance in our waiting room and is a necessary precaution for providers and patients during clinical examination.
Grand View Health’s hospitals and outpatient facilities do not have testing equipment and are not currently testing for COVID-19.
If you suspect you need to be tested, here are your options at this time: