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Baptist Health’s mission is to provide quality patient-centered services and health education, and respond to the changing health needs of our state with Christian compassion. Our top priority, as always, is protecting the health and safety of our patients and providers.
In-person visits continue to be a safe option for needed care. Baptist Health also offers telehealth services from online providers on the Baptist Health Virtual Care app or through MyChart. If you have questions, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST (227-8478).
I have a surgery or procedure scheduled, will it be canceled?
In response to COVID-19, we’re limiting nonurgent outpatient appointments and certain elective surgeries/procedures for the health and safety of our patients and staff.
Elective surgeries/procedures are being assessed on a case-by-case basis and may be rescheduled. Your provider’s office will contact you if there is a change to your scheduled appointment, surgery or procedure.
Will I have to be tested for COVID-19 before I can have my procedure?
At the present time, all urgent/emergent procedures do not require COVID-19 testing. Elective procedures, however, should be limited to cases where an overnight stay is not expected. These cases should also be limited to relatively healthy patients with no exposure to COVID-19, in accordance with the Health Department guidelines. For a patient to be a candidate for an elective procedure, he or she must be asymptomatic and have one negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to the beginning of the procedure.