Coronavirus-Related Changes to BayCare Services and Policies
As a leading health care provider for the Tampa Bay region dedicated to the community’s health, BayCare Health System is shifting resources and adapting its visitation policies to combat the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
- Effective, March 21, visitation is closed in most circumstances to safeguard the health of patients, team members, physicians and the community.
- Exceptions to this temporary policy can be found here.
To best combat coronavirus, BayCare has shuttered some facilities to reposition its team members and resources. Several BayCare laboratory sites have been temporarily closed and some BayCare Urgent Care sites are just dealing with COVID-19. Patients needing Urgent Care services should seek out another BayCare Urgent Care site. BayCare has closed all of its Walk-In Care Provided by BayCare kiosks inside Publix Supermarkets. A list of those changes can be found here.
For the latest on COVID-19, visit BayCare.org/Newsroom.
For more information, you can also visit:
- FDOH: http://www.floridahealth.gov/
- Center for Disease Control (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
- World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/
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