Hospitals and Clinics are Safe During COVID-19
Madison, Wisconsin - UW Health wants the community to know that our hospitals and clinics remain safe places to seek care during COVID-19.
Providing safe treatment and care for all of our patients is always our top priority. Patient safety and care has driven many UW Health operational changes in the last two months to address the COVID-19 situation – moving patient appointments to telehealth or video visits, visitation restrictions, PPE management, social distancing, in-house COVID-19 testing and screening.
As we move toward addressing more of our patients’ vital health care needs in the coming days and weeks, we want them to be aware of the changes they’ll see as they return to our hospitals and clinics. Some of the measures implemented to ensure patient safety include:
- All patients and employees have their temperature taken prior to the start of their visit or their shift.
- Patients, staff and any visitors are subject to requirements on mask wearing to avoid possible spread of COVID-19. If they do not have a mask, one will be provided upon entering our facilities.
- We have requirements within our hospitals and clinics to socially distance and have installed flooring cues to help patients and staff adhere to them.
- COVID-19 patients are isolated and away from the general population.
University Hospital and clinics are prepared to handle our patients’ vital health care needs, especially any emergency or urgent situation that patients might be experiencing.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, UW Health urges you to call your provider or clinic. If you are experiencing any other urgent symptoms, please call 911, which is the safest way to be transported to the emergency room.
Tour University Hospital with Dr. Jeff Pothof to See the Changes
Date Published: 04/29/2020