Coronavirus Patient Safety

Your health and safety has always been our top priority.

Your medical care is too important to put off. We’ve been updating our practices to be ever more vigilant. We want to make you aware of the steps we’re taking to promote safety and wellness at all our facilities, because we want to reassure you. We’re here for you. And we’re safer than ever.

When you or a loved one comes to a Meadows Health facility, you may notice some of these new practices:

Before Your Appointment

Pre-appointment patient screenings
All patients will receive a phone call within 24 hours of a scheduled appointment to screen for potential coronavirus symptoms.

At Meadows Health Facilities

Onsite Re-Screening
When patients and visitors arrive, we’ll reassess for coronavirus symptoms, including temperature checks.

Virtual check-in
Our radiology virtual waiting room reduces time waiting in the lobby, provides distancing between patients and enables us to perform rigorous sanitation between patients. Patients check in on their phones and are texted where to go when it is time for their appointment

Curbside Lab
With curbside lab service, patients can check in from their phones, and the phlebotomist comes to your car to perform blood draws. No entering the hospital is required at all.

Open-Air Lobby and Social Distancing
The open air lobby provides patients the option of further distancing during an ER visit. Once inside, you’ll notice social distancing measures and barriers have been put in place to minimize contact.

Face Masks and Hand Hygiene
It’s “masks on” for our care providers and staff. We’re asking patients and their guests to wear face masks, as well. We’ve also installed hand hygiene stations for patient use in multiple locations throughout our facilities.

Limited capacity and longer scheduling windows
We’ve expanded the duration of appointment slots in our schedules to allow for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting between patient visits. And we’re limiting the number of guests that accompany a patient, so fewer people are coming through our doors each day.

We hope these measures help you feel more confident about getting safe and effective care at Meadows Health. If you have concerns, we encourage you to reach out to us.

In addition to the above protocols and services, visitation restrictions may be in effect for various Meadows facilities. For details on our most current Hospital Visitation Policies, click here.





For up-to-date information on COVID-19 cases by county, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website.