Healdsburg District Hospital is working closely with the CDC, State of California and local health departments to ensure the health and safety of our patients and employees.
We are equipped and trained to accommodate patients with the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you feel like you may have the virus or related symptoms to *please CALL FIRST before coming to the hospital*
This will allow us to prepare for your arrival and to meet you at the door to ensure you are cared for without the risk of infecting anyone else around you.
To find out if you should be tested for the Coronavirus, you may do any of the following:
1. Call Healdsburg District Hospital’s main line 707-431-6500 and tell the receptionist you think you are having symptoms (24 hours).
2. Call the Sonoma County Health Service at 707-565-4700 and tell them you think you have symptoms (between 8am-5pm).
Other important links with up to date information can be found here:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Sonoma County Health Services
- CDC Interim Guidelines
- Sonoma County Emergency Information and 2-1-1
- California Hospital Association
- Healdsburg District Hospital is co-hosting a public health COVID-19 drive-thru testing event on May 30, 3pm-7pm.
- Healdsburg District Hospital está copatrocinando un evento de pruebas de COVID-19 con acceso desde el automóvil el 30 de mayo de 3 pm a 7 pm.
- The OR is slowly reopening and testing surgery patients before scheduling procedures.
- Dr. Bollinger is seeing patients at HPG. The Sebastopol location is currently closed.
- Our Cloverdale Lab and PT office located at 106 E. First Street will be temporarily closed starting today 4/17.
- Healdsburg Physician Group (HPG) has opened a blood drawing station in their clinic for easy and safe blood draws. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-12:30pm. Call for an appointment 707-433-3383
- Telehealth portal is up and running. Our HPG patients can see their physicians in-person or online.
- Until further notice, visitors are restricted from entering the hospital to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff.
- All elective surgeries will be suspended for 2 weeks. After that time we will re-evaluate this measure.
Local and State-wide Updates
5/12/20 Update: Sonoma County Amended Parks Closure Order information to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Limited socially distanced access to some parks for outdoor recreational activities.
5/10/20 Update: Click Here to view the State of California Resilience Roadmap
5/6/20 Update: SoCo Emergency has complied a frequently asked questions page about the COVID-19 testing. Click here for the FAQ
5/4/20 Update: There is a new Coronavirus newsletter from the City of Healdsburg. Sign up for the bi-weekly newsletter that curates some of the latest coronavirus-related news and info for Healdsburg community members – https://www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us/list.aspx
4/28 Update: Sonoma County Public Health began drive-through testing for health care workers last weekend, with and without symptoms. Drive thru testing will continue this week for healthcare workers and soon the second set of high-risk individuals: first responders. Call 707-565-4667 to make an appointment
- The Department of Health Services has begun an enhanced contact tracing project. This process of disease tracking is consistent with usual everyday practices in disease control
- Tune in to Dr. Mase’s daily briefing, 3:30 p.m. on Sonoma County Facebook. A Spanish briefing follows at approximately 3:40 p.m. these short (3-5 minute) briefings focus on the latest health message/information. Quick tip for non-Facebook users – you can view recorded daily briefings without having to log-in at facebook.com/CountyofSonoma/live
- A new Stay Healthy resource area on SoCoEmergency.org provides update information about coronavirus prevention and hygiene, symptoms and treatment, and how to access healthcare during this time. It’s important to continue to continue to stay healthy by accessing preventative care, either through telehealth resources or through contacting your care providers with questions and concerns.
4/14 Update: Starting April 17, a Public Face Covering Health Order requiring face protection to be worn by all county residents in public spaces will go into effect. Face coverings are not required for children under the age of two or anyone who has trouble breathing or unable to remove the mask without assistance. Additional information is available here
4/4 Update: Face covering have been recommended when performing essential activities such as grocery shopping. Cloth face coverings or homemade coverings should be: Worn only by one person. Fitted carefully to prevent frequent adjustment. Practice strict hand washing before and after touching and adjusting the face covering. Washed frequently, ideally after each use, or at least daily.
3/31 Update: The CDC has advised that it is possible for the COVID-19 test to give a negative result that is incorrect (false negative). This means that you could possibly still have COVID-19 even though the test is negative. If this is the case, your healthcare provider will consider the test result together with your symptoms, possible exposures, and geographical location of places you have recently traveled in deciding how to care for you. See the CDC Fact Sheet Here
3/19 Update: SoCo Emergency has created a list of resources for Seniors and vulnerable populations.
- SoCoEmergency.org is the official County website for centralized information about the current coronavirus emergency.
- 2-1-1 Sonoma Information & Resource Hotline is a number for the public to call for information and resources on the County’s response to the Coronavirus. In addition to calling, people can call 2-1-1 or text their zip code to 898-211 to be connected with a call taker.
- Medi-Cal and private medical insurance plans cover testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- On March 5, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom declared, “We have ordered health insurance companies to waive ALL out-of-pocket costs for preventive coronavirus testing.” California is the latest state to order insurance companies to waive out-of-pocket costs for coronavirus testing.
- All commercial and Medi-Cal health plans have eliminated out of pocket costs for all medically necessary screening and testing for the COVID-19. This includes waiving cost-sharing for emergency room, urgent care or provider office visits when the purpose of the visit is to be screened and tested for COVID-19.
As a reminder, to keep yourself and others around you safe, please practice the following steps:
1) Avoid contact with other people and maintain a 6 foot distance when performing necessary tasks such as grocery shopping.
2) Use only your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc. Protect your hands by using a paper towel or a disposable glove.
3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip – do not grasp the handle with an unprotected hand. Especially to do this with bathroom and public buildings and offices.
4) Use disinfectant wipes to sanitize public surroundings such as grocery carts, mass transportation and airplane seats. Carry your own supply with you to have at the ready.
5) Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from any activity that involves locations where other people have been.
6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances as well as in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can’t immediately wash your hands.
7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and immediately discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!