Precautions in place at UCSF Benioff Children's Hopsitals
Screening and Testing
We screen all patients coming to our children's hospitals for surgical procedures, emergencies or appointments for symptoms or risk of COVID-19 exposure, and test every inpatient for COVID-19, regardless of whether they show any symptoms. We also screen all employees and primary caregivers entering our hospitals and clinics for symptoms or risk of COVID-19 exposure. We enforce a strict stay-at-home policy for symptomatic primary caregivers and employees.
Surgical Masking and Physical Distancing
We require everyone to wear a surgical mask onsite, except patients under two years of age. We have implemented physical distancing throughout our facilities, including greatly decreasing time patients spend in common areas like waiting rooms.
Isolation of Patients and COVID-19 Units
We immediately isolate patients who are COVID-19 positive, symptomatic or have high level of risk of exposure to COVID-19. By isolating COVID-19 patients who need evaluation or hospitalization, we help protect everyone's health. Our multiple drive-through testing sites further limit onsite exposure to possible COVID-19 patients.
We rigorously sterilize and disinfect our hospitals and clinics, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection prevention guidelines. Rest assured that surgeries are performed in a sterile environment, and our teams are dedicated to your health and safety.