COVID-19 Update

Patient safety has always been our top priority. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have enhanced our safety and sanitation procedures to help keep our patients and staff safe. Watch the video to learn more about Fresno Surgical Hospital COVID Safe Care.

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Fresno Surgical Hospital COVID-19 SAFETY FAQS

Is it safe for me to have my procedure or should I wait?

We encourage you to receive the care recommended by your physician. Delaying may cause additional health complications or increased risk of loss of function and decreased likelihood of a full recovery.

We are taking every precaution with strong infection prevention processes, training, testing and PPE.

How do I know the center is minimizing my exposure to COVID-19 patients?

We are verbally screening all patients multiple days prior to their care. We postpone non-urgent care for any patients who are high risk for COVID-19 – those with symptoms or recent exposure. Their physicians are notified, a test is recommended and the care is rescheduled after a negative result or symptoms clear.

How is the center keeping staff safe so they do not infect me?

Center staff are well trained and experienced in managing infectious diseases. We are providing universal masking, increasing cleaning and supply of protective personal equipment.

All center staff monitors their temperature daily. If they perceive potential COVID symptoms, they notify the center, self-isolate, and receive a test. They only return to work when cleared by center policy.

Should I get tested for COVID-19?

You should get tested if you have potential COVID-19 symptoms: a fever and cough or difficulty breathing. Please notify your physician and seek medical treatment.

Your physician may also ask you to be tested before your procedure as an additional precaution. You will receive instructions on where to provide the specimen and we will help coordinate when necessary.

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

You should continue to take CDC recommended actions to protect yourself at all times, including washing your hands often with soap and water, physical distancing and wearing a face covering in public spaces.

If you have scheduled care at the center, we also recommend self-monitoring your temperature daily for up to 7 days before, as a majority of COVID patients become symptomatic 5 to 7 days after infection.

What if I am concerned about the bill?

To support patients and their loved ones during this challenging time, we provide a flexible patient payment plan. You can request more information, including a price estimate, prior to the care.

Disclaimer: The information included is as of May 13, 2020, and is only a summary of more detailed information and may not contain all the information that is important or relevant to you. The information is subject to revision and interpretation based on pending policies and regulations.