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Four Ways We Are Keeping Your Family Safe During COVID-19

Your family's health is our number one priority, whether your child is coming to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals for surgery or a medical appointment. To make sure you feel comfortable in our hospitals and clinics and to keep you safe and well during the ongoing pandemic, we've implemented a number of important safety measures.

Precautions in place at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals

  • Screening and Testing

    We screen all patients coming to our children's hospitals for surgical procedures, emergencies or appointments for symptoms or risk of COVID-19 exposure, and test every inpatient for COVID-19, regardless of whether they show any symptoms. We also screen all employees and primary caregivers entering our hospitals and clinics for symptoms or risk of COVID-19 exposure. We enforce a strict stay-at-home policy for symptomatic primary caregivers and employees.

  • Surgical Masking and Physical Distancing

    We require everyone to wear a surgical mask onsite, except patients under two years of age. We have implemented physical distancing throughout our facilities, including greatly decreasing time patients spend in common areas like waiting rooms.

  • Isolation of Patients and COVID-19 Units

    We immediately isolate patients who are COVID-19 positive, symptomatic or have high level of risk of exposure to COVID-19. By isolating COVID-19 patients who need evaluation or hospitalization, we help protect everyone's health. Our multiple drive-through testing sites further limit onsite exposure to possible COVID-19 patients.

  • Infection Prevention

    We rigorously sterilize and disinfect our hospitals and clinics, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection prevention guidelines. Rest assured that surgeries are performed in a sterile environment, and our teams are dedicated to your health and safety.