UPDATE: The Health Care District of Palm Beach County has
been monitoring the latest information and guidelines on the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) in coordination with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Health Care
District and its health facilities have taken a proactive approach to ensure
that required preparations and protocols are in place to provide timely, safe
and quality care for our patients.
Due to the ongoing medical crisis, the Health Care District is activating
the following emergency plans at our facilities:
C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinic: To better serve our primary care clinic patients, protect our staff and preserve Personal Protective Equipment like masks, gowns, goggles, etc., the Health Care District is operating only the highest-volume C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics in West Palm Beach, Lantana, Delray Beach and Belle Glade. On Monday, March 16, the Health Care District temporarily closed the Lewis Center, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Mangonia Park and Jupiter C. L. Brumback Clinics for 30 days. Patients who were scheduled at those clinics were called, assessed by a provider and their appointments were rescheduled at one of the open clinic sites or for future dates if appropriate. Patients can call 561-642-1000 to speak to a provider between 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
o COVID-19 Testing:
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County will begin phone screening for residents with COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever and cough, who call 561-642-1000 on Monday, March 30th from 8 am to 5 pm. Health Care District physicians, nurses and medical support staff will be answering the phones daily during these hours Monday through Friday in support of Palm Beach County’s planned test site at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach.
During these phone screenings, patients of any age who meet the testing criteria will be scheduled for appointments for drive-thru testing at the ballpark. Hotline representatives will conduct the phone screenings in English, Spanish and Creole. Those who come for testing without an appointment will be turned away. The Health Care District will continue to make appointments for the drive-thru testing as long as test kits, PPE and staffing are available.
The Health Care District is working in coordination with Palm Beach
County, the Florida National Guard, the Florida Department of Emergency
Management and the Florida Department of Health for Palm Beach County to
support COVID-19 testing at this one site in the county.
If you have a scheduled appointment, please follow these instructions.
Medical Center: The following
visitation restrictions have been implemented:
o Any visitor with flu-like symptoms or respiratory illness
(fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) are asked to NOT ENTER THE HOSPITAL.
o Consideration will be made to allow only one parent,
guardian, or patient-identified support person over the age of 18 to visit
within patient care areas for all non-isolated patients.
o All other healthy visitors MUST wait in 1st floor lobby
o Adult Respiratory Isolation patients are not permitted to
have any visitors.
o Pediatric Respiratory Isolation patients or vulnerable
adult isolation patients will be allowed only 1 healthy adult visitor. The
visitor MUST stay in room wearing proper personal protective equipment until
the patient is discharged. The visitor MUST wear proper personal protective
equipment while in the patient’s room until the patient is discharged.
o AT NO TIME IS ANY VISITOR UNDER THE AGE OF 18 ALLOWED IN
PATIENT CARE AREA.
J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center: No visitation is permitted at the Edward J.
Healey Center until further notice.
Additionally, all visitors to any Health Care District of Palm Beach County
facility, including the Home Office, may be subject to temperature checks
If you have any medical questions about COVID-19, please contact the Florida
Department of Health’s COVID-19 Hotline (open 24/7) by phone at 866-779-6121 or
by email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
For more resources about COVID-19, please visit:
Florida Department of Health: www.floridahealth.gov/covid-19