Responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 Information

Updated November 25, 2020 - Please check back regularly because the information will change frequently due to the current surge in COVID patients.

Screening Clinic

Screening Clinic is closed on Thanksgiving Day but will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, November 27.

If you are experiencing COVID-related symptoms, please contact our Screening Clinic at 775.623.5222, extension 1379 to make an appointment. If your symptoms become severe, please go to the Emergency Room. With the increase in COVID cases in the community, our Screening Clinic is very busy but we are doing our best to meet the demand.

If you do not have symptoms but need to be screened, drive-up testing is available at the Screening Clinic, which is located in the HGH West Campus (across from the hospital).

Patient Visitor Policy

Things are unpredictable these days. Visitation restrictions may change at any time in response to federal or state regulations. We will do our best to provide as much advanced notice as possible of these changes. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Effective November 25, 2020

Mother and Baby Unit

Patients in active labor are allowed 1 visitor over age 18.

Harmony Manor and Quail Corner

One visitor allowed only in cases of compassionate care (such as end-of-life)

Acute Care Department

No visitation allowed until further notice.

Emergency Department

No visitation.

Outpatient Departments - Clinic, Lab, and Imaging

All services remain open. No visitors for clinic appointments.

Surgical Services

No elective surgeries are being performed at this time. Emergency surgeries will still be performed.

All Visitors

All visitors will be screened for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms; any visitor with fever or COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to visit.

All visitors who are cleared to enter the facility will wear a sticker indicating the date and their destination; inpatient visitors should report immediately to the nurses’ station.

All visitors must wear a facial covering at all times. Visitors who cannot wear a facial covering for medical reasons must provide documentation from their medical provider.

All visitors must practice appropriate hand hygiene.

All visitors will be required to practice strict social distancing.

Responding to COVID-19

At Humboldt General Hospital, we are prepared to safely screen, diagnose and care for patients with respiratory illness, including COVID-19.

We have implemented enhanced infection prevention strategies, such as visitor limitations and screening procedures, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Humboldt County.

We are committed to patient confidentiality and will not be providing details about patients in our care. Any confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be reported to designated state and federal agencies per governmental guidelines.

As always, prevention is key, and we stress the importance of wearing a mask, maintaining at least six feet of social distance and proper hand hygiene.