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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated: November 11, 2020

We are open and accepting new patients and we are performing all surgical procedures. The Barrow Second Opinion Program is accepting new requests for neurosurgical second opinions. Please continue reading for specific information on visitor policies and telemedicine visits.

For the protection of our patients, caregivers, and visitors, St. Joseph’s and St. Joseph’s Westgate will be implementing more restricted visitation guidelines starting on Wednesday, Nov. 18. This will help limit the spread of the virus, which has been rapidly increasing in our community.

Starting on Wednesday, Nov. 18:

  • Patients will be restricted to one visitor.
  • Visiting hours will be restricted to 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • No visitors are allowed in the COVID-19 units.
  • Visitors will be required to wear a disposable mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Visitors must check in, undergo a screening, and obtain a visitor badge.

If you have any questions, please talk to your caregiver.

We appreciate your assistance in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

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Telemedicine Visits Available

Telemedicine visits are an option for existing patients at Barrow Neurological Institute. If you have an upcoming appointment and would like to conduct it via a secure video call, please contact your provider’s office or visit our telemedicine website.

Temporary Visitor Policies

Hospital patients will be allowed to have one support companion visit per day during limited visiting hours each day. This change excludes COVID-19 units.

  • The support companion will receive a temperature check and screening upon arrival
  • They will be required to be masked throughout their visit
  • Visitation hours are from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily
  • This policy will be reviewed and changed as COVID-19 conditions in the community change

Support Groups and Community Events

All support groups and community events held at Barrow have been transitioned to an online format for the time being. Please visit the page on our website for the specific event you are interested in for time, date, and contact information.

Barrow Neurological Institute and Dignity Health hospitals in Arizona are closely monitoring all developments with COVID-19 and we are prepared to identify, isolate, and treat any potential patient who seeks care at one of our facilities. We are in contact with local and state health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our staff is following the latest guidance from these public health agencies.

For more information about the COVID-19 virus, please visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/coronavirus-disease-2019.

Dignity Health and Barrow Neurological Institute are closely following the latest developments with coronavirus. We remain in constant contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments and are implementing their recommendations as we learn more about this disease. The safety of our visitors, patients, local communities, employees, and physicians remains our highest priority and we are taking steps to limit the spread of the virus and care for those who need it. We will continue to provide updates on this page as more information becomes available.

Information about Coronavirus

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (abbreviated to COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 has now spread to a number of countries including the United States, where several states have reported cases. The list of these confirmed cases can be found here. While most people are at low risk of contracting the virus, it can spread through close contact with someone who is already infected. Learn more about how coronavirus is spread on the CDC website.