Baptist Memorial Hospital FAQs
Baptist has implemented new protocols and processes to ensure the safest possible health care environments for our patients and staff at all of our hospitals. You can be confident in your safety when you visit a Baptist hospital.
Will I be tested for COVID-19 if I go to a Baptist hospital?
Yes. We will test all patients for COVID-19 As part of their care. The type of test performed – nasal swab (PCR), saliva test, blood test – will vary at different facilities. If you test positive for COVID-19, you will still be seen and treated in a designated area for COVID-19 positive patients. Non-COVID patients will be seen in an area designated for them.
Do I need to wear a protective face covering or mask when I go to a Baptist facility?
Yes. We are requiring all patients and staff to wear masks whenever inside a Baptist facility to protect you, your family and our employees. If you arrive without a mask, we will give you one.
What can I expect when I come to the hospital?
All visitors will have their temperature checked upon entering any Baptist Memorial Health Care facility. All patients who are admitted to the hospital will be screened and tested for COVID-19.
I’m supposed to have surgery, is that still happening?
Yes. We have resumed all elective procedures at Baptist hospitals. Please contact your doctor to schedule your procedure at Baptist.
Can I have visitors if I am a patient in a Baptist hospital?
For your safety, and that of our health care workers, visitation is allowed but remains very limited in all areas of the hospital. For example, patients undergoing surgery or a procedure may have one visitor before and immediately after the surgery or procedure and, with a physician’s order, may have a visitor stay at the bedside. If you are delivering your baby, you may have one support person accompany you. See our Patients & Visitors page for more information and visitor guidelines.
We’re supposed to give birth at a Baptist hospital, is it safe?
Absolutely. Our Baptist hospitals have implemented new protocols and standards to ensure you and your baby receive all the right care in a safe, clean environment. Learn more about the steps we have taken to protect all our patients, especially the smallest ones.