COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information


April 4, 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, second, third and booster doses of the free COVID-19 vaccine are available at St. Peter's to established patients of a St. Peter’s Primary Care Provider. 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: 
    • One non-symptomatic, masked visitor will be allowed in the Emergency Department (ED). ED visitors cannot swap out during a patient's stay. Additional visitors are not allowed in the ED waiting room (exceptions include end of life care).
    • Two non-symptomatic, masked visitors 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 with COVID-19 or other flu-like symptoms should alert registration staff before entering.
    • 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