Safety, Appointment & Visitor Information
At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital our goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients, families, visitors and staff. Due to recent community trends and according to COVIDACTNOW statistics, we will need to start restricting parent visitation. We understand these visitor restrictions may be frustrating and inconvenient. Please be assured they are not permanent and will be updated as soon as it’s safe to do so.
Updated Visitor Policy
Severe Risk – Extremely limited visitation
High Risk — Limited visitation allowed
Medium Risk — Expanded but limited visitation allowed
Low Risk — Normal visitation policy
Visitors are allowed to visit. They will be screened and must follow universal mask requirements and visiting guidelines.
Hospital Visiting Guidelines:
- All visitors must wear properly fitting mask throughout their visit to the facility.
- Children, including siblings of any age, may not visit at this time
- Visitors must comply with hand hygiene.
- Visitors must remain within the patient room for the entirety of their visit.
- Visitors should not visit the cafeteria, gift shop, or other common areas of the hospital.
- Visitors should exit the hospital immediately upon leaving the patient’s room.
Screening of Visitors
All visitors will be screened upon entrance for the following:
- Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 per current CDC guidance.
- Confirmed COVID-19 infection.
Universal Mask Visitor requirements
- Visitors: All visitors will be provided a surgical mask by the hospital. Visitors may wear it over any personal mask. Masks must be worn continuously until they leave the building, per Universal Mask Procedure.
- Gaiters or masks with uncovered valves are not permitted.
Compassionate Care and Special Needs Populations
Caregiver/support person of patients who have special needs will be considered, subject to all the hospital restrictions during COVID.
Below is information to prepare you for your visit. Should you have any questions, please contact us at 954-265-0220.
What to Expect
- A staff member will call patients 48 hours prior to their appointment to conduct a pre-screening according to CDC guidelines.
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to your appointment. This will afford you time to self-park as our valet services are suspended until further notice.
- Two caregivers can accompany the patient to the appointment.
- Patient (except children under age 2) and caregiver are to arrive with their own personal protective face mask in place.
- All patients and caregivers will have their temperature checked upon entering the office.
- Any patient with a temperature >100F will immediately be discussed with the physician to determine if the patient must be seen.
- If the patient must be seen, the appropriate precautions will be taken.
- If the physician feels the patient does not need to be seen, the patient will be referred home to seek the appropriate medical support and the appointment will be rescheduled.
Your Trip to Our Clinics and Doctors Offices
- Show your child what to expect during a visit to our doctors' offices and clinics.
Schedule a Virtual Visit
All of our specialty and primary care practices offer telehealth and telephone visits, which means patients can communicate with their doctor without physically going to their office.
If you're scheduling a telehealth appointment online, please add "Telehealth" to the "Reason for Visit" field. A staff member will contact you to confirm your visit and provide you with further instructions.
If you prefer to schedule a telehealth appointment, we recommend creating a MyChart account for your child. MyChart will help you communicate with your child's physician and care team as well as provide you access to your child's test results, appointment reminders and medical record.
Rehabilitation Therapy Services
Outpatient Rehabilitation Safety Precautions
- All employees and patients are screened before entering the facility.
Face Mask Policy
- All employees and patients must wear masks in the facility (except children under age 2).
- Pediatric visits will be performed in private rooms.
- No visitors are allowed except one parent with a pediatric patient (parent and child will be screened).
- We ask our patients to register and schedule via telephone.
- To reduce traffic in our waiting rooms, we ask our patients to wait in their cars and we will notify them when it is safe to enter.
- Individualized treatment areas are distanced at least 6 feet apart and we practice physical distancing.
- Telehealth appointments are now available.
- Surfaces and equipment are cleaned and disinfected after every use.