Helpful information for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19

Oct. 15, 2020

Safety is paramount for patients and caregivers at all UCHealth hospitals and facilities as we cope with coronavirus (COVID-19)

UCHealth experts have deep experience dealing with infectious diseases and have trained for years to keep our facilities and our community safe.

“Every hospital has implemented plans to ensure the highest levels of safety for all involved,” said Dr. Michelle Barron, an expert on infectious diseases and medical director for Infection Prevention and Control at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

“If you have symptoms, please ask for help,” Barron said.

To learn more about being tested for COVID-19, please click here.

How we’re putting your safety first:

  • Separating patients with suspected infections from healthy patients. Every UCHealth facility has designated negative pressure spaces, where caregivers can isolate and treat people who are concerned that they might have symptoms of COVID-19 or other infectious illnesses, like the flu. We are accustomed to caring for the sick, while keeping healthy people well. Do not hesitate to get the care you need.
  • Limiting visitors to protect patients and providers.
  • Protecting our medical providers. UCHealth has protective equipment on hand and we will do all we can to take great care of our extraordinary caregivers so they, in turn, can take care of you.

How you can care for yourself and your loved ones.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • When possible, avoid touching your face.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Be sure to practice physical distancing and stay 6 feet away from others.

How to get help:

For updates about cases of the coronavirus in Colorado, please click click here.

For those who have general questions about COVID-19, please check with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

  • People can call 303.389.1687 or 1.877.462.2911 for answers in many languages. Or, for those seeking answers in English, you can email COHELP@RMPDC.org.
  • If you have questions about your health, use My Health Connection to email your provider.
  • If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call or email your provider. You may be advised to stay home and isolate yourself while you heal.

 

About the author

UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.

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