• COVID-19 Preparedness: Dignity Health Urgent Care Centers Ready for Possible Surge of Patients

    Triage tents have been set up as precautionary measure 
     
    CENTRAL COAST, CA – March 24, 2020 – Dignity Health’s Pacific Central Coast Health Centers have taken a proactive measure to prepare for a possible surge of patients seeking evaluation for COVID-19.  Triage tents have been erected at the five Dignity Health Urgent Care locations to ensure the community has access to care if they are experiencing possible symptoms related to Coronavirus. The outdoor triage tents will provide a safe environment for community members and providers to assess patients without needing to go inside a busy office. These tents have not been activated yet but are on standby should there become a demand for expanded services.  
     
    These tents are NOT specimen collection centers. Clinicians will only collect COVID-19 specimens if they have assessed a patient and believe testing for the Coronavirus is appropriate.
     
    “We want to keep our communities informed of the efforts we are making and the process they should follow for receiving care. If someone is feeling ill with upper respiratory symptoms such as, fever, cough, or mild shortness of breath we ask that they contact their primary care physician first,” says Scott Robertson, MD, President and CEO of Pacific Central Coast Health Centers. “If their physician is unavailable, our urgent care centers are here for the community. If an individual is in distress or are having a health emergency, they should visit the Emergency Department immediately for care.”
     
    Dignity Health Urgent Care has five locations along the Central Coast and the physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants continue to treat patients for minor injuries and medical concerns unrelated to COVID-19: 
     
    Dignity Health Urgent Care - Atascadero - 5920 W. Mall, 805.461.2131
    Dignity Health Urgent Care - Pismo Beach - 877 Oak Park Blvd., 805.474.8450
    Dignity Health Urgent Care - Santa Maria - 2271 South Depot St., 805.922.0561
    Dignity Health Urgent Care - Orcutt - 1102 Clark Ave. Suite A, 805.332.8185
    Dignity Health Urgent Care - Lompoc - 217 W. Central Ave. Suite G, 805.735.4292

    In addition, triage tents have also been set up at our Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals which include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center, and Marian Regional Medical Center. These tents will only be 
    activated should there be an influx of patients.

    For More information about Pacific Central Coast Health Centers, visit:
    DignityHealth.org/PHC