COVID-19 Recovery Phase & Safety for Our Patients
Prior to arriving to a Beebe care site, be sure you have scheduled an appointment for Lab, Imaging, Physical Rehabilitation, and other outpatient services (excluding Walk-In Care). In addition, everyone must wear a mask or face covering. When scheduling, you will be given instructions about new safety protocols that are in place. In addition, when arriving to your appointment, you may notice enhanced safety measures.
Beebe Healthcare is updating visitor restrictions to allow inpatients at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus one well visitor per day from 2-7 p.m. Emergency department patients in Lewes and at the South Coastal Emergency Department will continue to be permitted one well visitor. Additionally, pastoral visits will now be allowed between 2-7 p.m. and will not count as the patient’s one visitor for the day.
No visitors will be allowed for COVID-19 patients and patients under suspicion for COVID-19 except for special circumstances.
To better serve you, Beebe Scheduling (302-645-3278) is offering extended hours: Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon (regular hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Could it be Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Novel coronavirus or COVID-19 (also known as SARS-CoV2) is a global pandemic, which was first discovered in late 2019. The virus causes fever, sore throat, cough, loss of taste or smell, and can lead to hospitalization or death.
If you have some of these symptoms or think you may be asymptomatic but had contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19, you should be tested. You can be tested by calling your primary care provider to set up testing. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can call Beebe's Coronavirus Screening Line at 302-645-3200.
Beebe also recently launched its COVID-19 Screening App. This app, available on your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play, allows anyone to have access to a free COVID-19 screening. If your screening suggests you should be tested, you can access quick and easy online scheduling from the app. The tool also provides resources and education.
Recovery: What to Know
Beebe Healthcare has continued to provide safe and quality care for all of our patients during the pandemic. While many surgeries were postponed, any emergencies were immediately taken care of. Those postponed surgeries and procedures are being rescheduled and anyone who put off or delayed care they needed, whether lab, imaging, physical rehabilitation, outpatient procedures or surgery, is asked to call their provider, get a new order if necessary, and reschedule those appointments.
All outpatient services require an appointment. This includes lab and imaging. It excludes Walk-In Care. With your physician order, call 302-645-3278 to schedule your lab and imaging appointments.
Everyone coming to a Beebe Location MUST wear a mask or face covering. Specific instructions will be given during registration to help you understand what to expect upon arrival and what your driver can expect as far as visitation.
What you can expect:
- Beebe is following evidence-based medicine practices and CDC protocols when it comes to visitation and screening.
- Each person entering a Beebe care site can expect to be asked screening questions related to COVID-19 and can expect to have their temperature taken via a forehead scan.
- You can expect to see Plexiglas dividers at some stations and visual cues on the floor to encourage physical distancing
- If you are not feeling well, please call your provider first. Do not just arrive to a care site. Your provider can help connect you with a testing location or get you an appointment to be treated. If your condition is worsening or severe, call 9-1-1.
One healthy visitor is allowed for the following:
- Inpatients (those admitted to the hospital) are allowed one well visitor from 2-7 p.m.
- Patients in the Emergency Department.
- Pediatric patients – (second visitor allowed in the OR waiting room as well)
- Patients on comfort care
- Specialty physician outpatient visits
- Labor and delivery
- Patients undergoing procedure or surgical procedure including urgent or emergent surgery.
Beebe Offers Telemedicine Visits
To provide access to healthcare for residents practicing social and physical distancing at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Beebe Medical Group is offering telemedicine visits across all offices – specialty, primary, and walk-in care. During the first week of April, more than 1,000 visits were conducted across all of Beebe Medical Group.