Monitoring COVID-19: Keeping our Communities Healthy
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth (BID – Plymouth) is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Resuming Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth
Your well-being and safety is our primary focus at BID Plymouth. Following Governor Baker’s announced plan to reopen Massachusetts in a data-driven, phased approach, BID Plymouth is slowly resuming some healthcare services with a focus on patient and staff safety.
These services include scheduling some high-priority surgeries and procedures as well as outpatient evaluations, tests and appointments.
Many of the hospital’s physicians also continue to offer telehealth services.
Please see the illustration below for the 5 Ways We Are Helping to Keep You Safe.
Acute Care Hospital Phase 1 Reopen Attestation Form
During the COVID-19 public health emergency to date, in order to ensure Massachusetts’ health care system had the capacity to address the pandemic, some health care services and procedures needed to be limited or put on hold temporarily, while many services were conducted remotely using telehealth. Emergency services and other essential health and human services continued during this time.
As of May 18, 2020, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued new guidelines to hospitals and health care providers in accordance with the state’s four-phase reopening plan, to allow some non-emergency procedures or deferred care that may now need attention. Information about the reopening plan is available at the Commonwealth's Reopening Website.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Inc. has submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 1 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on May 21, 2020. By having submitted this form, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Inc. attests to meeting the Phase 1 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance.
VIEW BID PLYMOUTH’S SIGNED ATTESTATION FORM
BID-Plymouth Chargemaster (costs) Amounts
If you are experiencing any one of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
- Symptoms of fever, sore throat, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, or a headache, OR
- If you have traveled to any of the countries listed on the CDC's travel warnings, OR
- If you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19,
please contact your primary care provider prior to visiting a healthcare facility.
Your provider will determine the appropriate steps for you to take, which may be to stay home to reduce the possibility of spreading the disease to others. ONLY CERTAIN SITUATIONS require a visit to a hospital or other location for COVID-19 testing. If you do not have a primary care physician, please call the hospital before visiting in-person.
If you're experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
BID-Plymouth, and all Beth Israel Lahey Health hospitals and physicians' offices, are prepared to respond to this pandemic.
For more information, please visit www.bilh.org/coronavirus or call the MA. Department of Public Health by calling 2-1-1.
Information for Visitors
(3.16.20) CANCELLATION OF ELECTIVE SURGICAL CASES & PROCEDURES
In an effort to confront emerging challenges related to COVID-19 transmission in the community, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth (BID – Plymouth) has initiated emergency measures to prevent avoidable transmission of illness.
As part of these measures, BID-Plymouth along with all Beth Israel Lahey Health hospitals, has cancelled all non-urgent elective surgeries, procedures, and testing EFFECTIVE TODAY—March 16, 2020. It’s recommended that you contact the department where you are to have a procedure for additional information.
(3.13.20) WE ARE RESTRICTING ALL VISITORS to protect the health of patients and staff--unless pre-approved by each patient's care team under extenuating circumstances.
Patient escorts in ambulatory areas will be actively screened and permitted IF:
- They do not have any cold or flu-lilke symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
- In the last 14 days have not:
- Traveled to a COVID-19 high-risk area
- Been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
All visitors will be screened upon entrance. If a visitor meets any of these criteria, he/she will not be allowed to visit.
We have updated our visitor guidelines in an effort to keep our patients, staff, and community safe.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.