COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information


January 5, 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:

  • First and second doses of the free COVID-19 vaccine are available by appointment at St. Peter’s and at many locations throughout our community to everyone who is 5 years and older. Booster doses are available to many eligible individuals who are five months past their initial vaccine series. Vaccine appointment 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, screening and visitor restrictions remain in place at all our facilities. When you come to our clinics and facilities, here's what to expect: 
    • One non-symptomatic, masked visitor will be allowed in the building at any given time for patients at Regional Medical Center (hospital) and clinics.
      • Inpatient visitors must enter/exit through the Regional Medical Center Main Entrance during designated hours to be checked in, screened and checked out. 
      • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit (exceptions include end of life care).
      • Visitors are not allowed if they are experiencing COVID-19 or other flu-like symptoms. . 
      • Patients over the age of 2 and all visitors must wear a mask at all times within our facilities.
      • Patients and non-inpatient visitors must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and perform a temperature check at the stations near each entrance. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 or with any symptoms listed on check station signage cannot enter before alerting registration staff.
    • Our facilities are open, although some services have been adjusted. Changes to services are detailed here. Remember that waiting to seek care can be harmful, especially if you have chronic illness, major health issues or a life-threatening emergency. 


"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