COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information


September 19, 2022

During every stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Peter’s Health is committed to caring for our community. We want you to know that we’re here for you and prepared to safely care for ALL patients.

The health and well-being of our patients, 1,700 caregivers and the community will always be our top priority. We ask that you get vaccinated and continue to take everyday precautions to help keep our community safe. 

Here are some other important things to know:

  • The free COVID-19 vaccine is available at St. Peter's to patients six months and older who are established with a St. Peter’s Family Medicine/Primary Care provider. Booster doses and Bivalent boosters are available to eligible, established patients. Vaccines for non-established patients are available at many locations throughout our community. Vaccine availability and eligibility information can be found here.  
  • Even if you have been vaccinated, anyone who thinks they have COVID-19 or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should: 
    • Stay home* and call your primary care provider or visit one of our Urgent Care clinics for a walk-in appointment.
      • *If symptoms are life-threatening call 9-1-1 or visit the Emergency Department immediately. Our Emergency Department is open 24/7 for emergency medical needs. 
  • Testing information, including other community testing site details, can be found here
  • Service and visitor information: Masking and visitor restrictions remain in place at all our facilities. When you come to our clinics and facilities, here's what to expect: 
    • Patients over the age of 2 and all visitors must wear a mask at all times within our facilities.
    • Patients and anyone seeking care who is experiencing COVID-19 or other flu-like symptoms should alert registration staff before entering.
    • Visitation hours at the Regional Medical Center (hospital) are from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  Please see our Visitation Guidelines page for more information. 
    • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit  (exceptions may apply for end of life care and on the Labor and Delivery unit) 
    • Visitors are not allowed if they are experiencing COVID-19 or other flu-like symptoms.
    • Visitors are not allowed for COVID-19 patients. Exceptions include end-of-life care, hospitalized children and unique circumstances determined by the care team.
    • Our facilities are open, although some services have been adjusted. Changes to services are detailed here


"Rest assured, St. Peter’s Health is here to care for you. We have a team of leaders and medical staff dedicated to COVID-19." 

~St. Peter's Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shelly Harkins