IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SAINT PETER'S

PATIENT AND VISITOR GUIDELINES

If you think you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

If you have any of the following respiratory symptoms: fever, cough and/or shortness of breath and have traveled to an area affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 14 days, you are at risk for coronavirus (COVID-19).

To protect yourself and others, DO NOT go to a doctor’s office, pharmacy or hospital. Please call you primary care provider.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL TO SAINT PETER’S FOR SCHEDULED TREATMENT OR A PROCEDURE:

  • Please contact your provider at his/her office or Saint Peter’s University Hospital in advance of your arrival for scheduled treatment or a procedure if you have the following symptoms:  respiratory illness, sneezing, fever, running nose or cough so that the physician’s office or hospital can be prepared for your visit. 
  • Masks are available for patients presenting for treatment with any of the above symptoms. If you are provided with a mask, the department will be called in advance of your arrival.
  • For patients identified with a respiratory illness, a physical examination will be completed by the clinical staff to determine what symptoms are present.
  • Saint Peter’s follows the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in screening and treating any patient identified as ‘at-risk’ for exposure to the coronavirus.