Jefferson Health’s team of physicians and healthcare professionals include national experts who have decades of experience in caring for patients with infectious diseases and in activating comprehensive, response management plans when public health threats develop. Our team is well prepared for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnoses in our region and is focused on the health and well-being of our patients and employees. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the state and city departments of health in our region.
UPDATED RESTRICTED VISITOR POLICY– Main Hospital
Effective, Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 4pm, no visitors are permitted at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital – Jefferson Health.
In light of the COVID-19, we are restricting traffic in all our patient care areas to essential medical staff only. We understand the desire of patients, families and loved ones to be together during illness or hospitalization, but we must balance that with our responsibility to keep our patients and community members safe.
Magee will make arrangements with a patient’s family member to accomplish education and discharge planning. The patient’s case manager will coordinate those appointments.
The need for these visitor restrictions will be re-evaluated regularly.
Magee Outpatient Facilities
As of March 18, all Magee outpatient remain open and we are still seeing patients. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to wait in the car or outside the building during the appointment to keep the number of people in the building to a minimum. Patients are advised to call ahead of their appointment to be aware of further measures that may have been implemented at Magee in response to COVID-19.
The Magee Riverfront Wellness Center is closed. The NES Bike Program and art therapy at Riverfront are suspended until further notice.
We understand the hardship these restrictions impose on individual patients and families, but please know that we are acting in the best interest of all our patients, families and the community at large.
The following is intended to provide you with an overview of COVID-19 and links to CDC resources for additional information:
- What is COVID-19?
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
- How COVID-19 Spreads
- COVID-19 Symptoms
- Prevention and Treatment
- What to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19
- Traveling Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak
- Pregnant Women and Children
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
- Resources for Households
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
- Interim Guidance: Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for COVID-19
Resources for Healthcare Professionals and Facilities
Last Updated: 03/18/2020