COVID-19 Resource Center
Beebe wants to provide resources to help keep you and your family safe during the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Beebe's parking garage is undergoing a restoration project starting March 1 which will limit some parking there. Free valet service is available at our Main Entrance (west side of hospital) weekdays, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more.
Tips for visiting Beebe care sites:
> Wear a 2-layer face covering (gaiters, bandanas not permitted)
> Practice physical distancing
> Schedule your Lab, Imaging, or testing appointment: 302-645-3278.
Do not delay care. Beebe's Emergency Departments - in Lewes and at the South Coastal Health Campus near Millville - are here for your safe care. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911.
Updated Visitor Restrictions (March 12, 2021)
Starting Friday, March 12, Beebe Healthcare is updating its visitor restrictions to allow inpatients to have one well visitor per day from 2-6 p.m. for a total of one hour of visitation at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus.
This includes patients at the Lewes and South Coastal Emergency Departments and Beebe Medical Group offices.
Patients being discharged from the hospital are allowed one well visitor 30 minutes prior to discharge to help with care instructions.
No visitors will be allowed for COVID-19 patients and patients under suspicion for COVID-19 except for special circumstances.
“With our COVID-19 inpatient numbers continuing to move in a positive direction and vaccine supply continuing to improve, we feel that it is now safe for healthy community members to visit their loved ones at Beebe care locations,” said David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare. “Beebe has strict infection prevention policies in place to create a safe environment for patients and visitors. We ask for your continued support and understanding in adherence to the guidelines as we all work together to keep our community safe.”
At the Lewes Campus, visitors should utilize the main entrance near the parking garage, which is still accessible during renovations. Additionally, valet is available and highly recommended at that entrance from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Visitors are asked to remain with the patient to limit movement throughout the hospital. Visitors may also be asked to leave if the care team deems necessary for any clinical reasons. Clergy and Pastoral Visitors do not count toward the patient’s visitor quota.
Team Beebe continues to assist patients with video conferencing and phone calls so that patients can connect with family members and others. Additional considerations are made for labor & delivery, surgery patients, pediatrics, and end of life patients.
Face coverings remain required at all Beebe care sites and must meet certain requirements based recent research, medical studies, and the latest guidance from the CDC.
Here are some other things to expect when coming to a Beebe care location:
- Everyone must wear a mask or face covering
- You can expect to be asked COVID-19 screening questions, such as whether you have been sick or been around others who might be sick
- You can expect to have your temperature taken
- You can expect to see Plexiglas dividers at some stations and visual cues on the floor to encourage physical distancing
- You may be asked to call when you arrive, or complete registration in your car
- Continued limitations of the number of visitors are still in place.
All outpatient services require appointments, including Lab and Imaging, as well as all diagnostic testing services. Call 302-645-3278 for Beebe's Scheduling team and they will assist you to schedule your appointment at a convenient location. Beebe Scheduling has expanded its hours to better serve our community:
- Mon. – Wed., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Thurs. and Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Safety protocols will be explained to you during the registration process.
If you are concerned you might have COVID-19, you can schedule testing through the state: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov.
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Staying Safe: Face Coverings & Physical Distancing
Ways to Take Precautions
- Social distancing: Stay six feet away from others around you.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Wear a 2-layer face covering (not a gaiter or bandana) in all public places, including when coming to a Beebe care site.
- Clean your hands often: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
- If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something. If you do touch a public surface, wash your hands directly afterward.
- Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
- Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).
- Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
- Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.
Read CDC advice for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html