ATTENTION: STATEWIDE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERED | To limit exposure, if you believe you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call your doctor BEFORE you go. If you are going to the ER call 714-4444 BEFORE you go.
CPH Health Screening and Visitor Restrictions
Central Peninsula Hospital implemented Heath Screening and Visitor Entry restrictions effective: Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00a.m.
As required under COVID-19 Health Mandate 11: Social Distancing issued by the governor on March 27, 2020 Central Peninsula Hospital is no longer allowed to permit visitors into the hospital. Heritage Place has not allowed visitors per CDC recommendation since March 12, 2020.
A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document was released along with Mandate #11 to help Alaskans understand what is or isn’t permitted under the new social distancing requirements. It is very clear with regard to hospital visitors. The question and answer regarding hospital visitation is provided verbatim below:
Question: Can I visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, or other residential care facility?
Answer: No. This is difficult but necessary to protect facility staff and other patients. There are limited exceptions, such as if you are going to the hospital with someone younger than 18 or who is developmentally disabled and needs assistance. For most other situations, the order prohibits visitation to these kinds of facilities except at the end-of-life.
Central Peninsula Hospital understands how difficult this may be for friends and family of those who are at the hospital. These are unprecedented times and it is important for all of us to help stop the spread of this virus. In addition, it is extremely important for all of us to keep our frontline healthcare staff protected so they remain healthy for when the situation worsens. They are at work and here for you if you need them. Please contact Central Peninsula Hospital prior to arrival for more information about visitor restrictions at (907) 714-4404.
We are now prepared to accept homemade masks - Click on the mask for details!!
On this webpage, you will find information and guidance from several different expert agencies regarding the current outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), how to protect yourself and your loved ones and what to do if you become ill. There are many places to find information, we have aggregated some of the links to make it a bit easier. All of the links below will cause you to leave the cpgh.org website. We are also compiling helpful informational videos here.
Use home quarantine or home isolation:
If you are experiencing COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH and/or a FEVER, call your primary care provider, public health or the emergency department before coming into the doctor's office or emergency department. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your provider and the hospital to prepare for your arrival, protect you, and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections. Check your symptons here
|Kenai Public Health||(907) 335-3400|
|Central Peninsula Family Practice (Kenai & Soldotna)||(907) 714-4111|
|Central Peninsula Internal Medicine Associates||(907) 262-8597|
|Central Peninsula Hospital Emergency Department||(907) 714-4444|
You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu.
Washing your hands is easy, and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from person to person and throughout the community. Follow these five steps every time:
COVID-19 is believed to spread in similar ways as the common cold, such as when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Contact your primary care provider for guidance to protect yourself and others if you become ill. The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick. Stay on top of the latest by visiting the CDC website, which is being updated frequently.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Links:
State of Alaska DHSS Links:
World Health Organization Links:
Johns Hopkins University Global Mapping of COVID-19 Cases
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