COVID-19 Resource Center
Beebe wants to provide resources to help keep you and your family safe during the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Tips for visiting Beebe care sites:
> Wear a 2-layer face covering (gaiters, bandanas not permitted)
> Practice physical distancing
> Make an appointment in advance (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 (1-8-2021)
As of 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, visitation is suspended in the Emergency Department on Beebe’s Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus. This is for safety and infection prevention purposes, due to the sharp rise in Emergency Department volume from COVID-19 and other illnesses. We thank the community for their patience as we continue providing safe care to Sussex County. Please remember the 3 Ws: Wear your mask, Watch your distance, and Wash your hands.
Due to the rise in cases and hospitalizations, Beebe Healthcare has reinstituted stricter visitor restrictions to its Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses its main hospital. Restrictions remain in place for all other Beebe Healthcare locations.
Beebe Healthcare’s goal is to provide a patient-centered environment. Part of this ideal is enabling our patients to connect with their loved ones, while also maintaining a focus on the safety of everyone in every Beebe care site. This dual focus is especially challenging during the COVID-19 global pandemic, where we must do everything possible to stop the spread of the virus. Beebe is a safe place to come for care, in part because of the strict safety measures we’ve put into place. Please know that your care and safety are always our top priority. Thank you for the privilege of caring for you and your family.
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.
Latest News & Information
Please note: COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Please be aware that any information shared in the following videos was accurate at the time of recording.
Screening and Masking Requirements Remain in Place: These restrictions are as follows:
- All patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. With the exception of emergency room patients, people who screen positive for COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter the hospital, for the safety of patients and caregivers.
- All patients and visitors are required to wear a mask, made of at least two layers, that covers both the mouth and nose. The mask must remain on for the duration of the visit. Gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves, scarves, and other non-mask face coverings are not permitted inside a Beebe Healthcare facility.
Inpatients (Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, hospital):
- Inpatients will not be permitted in-person visitors, in order to ensure the safety of patients and caregivers. Nursing staff can assist patients with electronic visits via tablets or telephone. Exceptions will be made for patients who are receiving end-of-life care.
Same Day Surgery (Lewes Campus and Rehoboth Campus) and outpatient cardiac catheterization:
- One well visitor, age 18 and older, is permitted to accompany a patient during their outpatient procedure. That visitor is asked to remain in the surgery or cath lab waiting area for the duration of their stay. Restrooms and a vending machine are located in the vicinity.
Outpatient X-ray/ Imaging and Lab appointments (all sites):
- Appointments are still required for all imaging and lab tests at any Beebe Healthcare location.
- No visitors are allowed for patients coming for lab or imaging appointments. If there is a mobility issue or other need, one well, 18 and older, essential visitor is allowed. Restrooms and a vending machine are located in the vicinity.
- Due to the immunocompromised nature of patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy, in-person visitors are not permitted. Staff will assist patients to communicate with family/caregiver using electronic methods, such as phones or tablets, during chemotherapy appointments.
Beebe Medical Group practices:
- For walk-in care or other Beebe Medical Group office visits, no visitors are allowed, unless the patient needs the support of an essential visitor (if there is a mobility issue or if help is needed filling out paperwork).
We Are Beebe
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