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CPH Health Screening and Visitor Restrictions   

Heath Screening and Visitor Entry Restrictions (Updated April 15, 2020)

Health and visitor screening stations are located at the Main Entrance (7:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.), the River Tower Entrance FRONT ONLY (7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.), and the Emergency Department Entrance (24 Hours) to the hospital. The entrance closest to the HR Department (near middle of the hospital in front) will be locked to badge access only. The rear River Tower entrance will be permanently closed to the public until further notice. For Central Peninsula Hospital, this means no visitors will be allowed with the exception of:

• One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per pediatric patient

• One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient in Labor & Delivery/Mother-Baby unit

• One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient who is living with a mental disability

• Case by case basis per patient who is in “end of life” status

 Heritage Place has not allowed visitors per CDC recommendation since March 12, 2020.

Access for people without a badge will only be available at the hospital main entrance, emergency department, or River Tower Front Entrance during open hours listed above. Screening checks for patients and visitors will be required prior to entry.  Everyone entering our facilities will be required to wear a cloth face covering. If you have one, wear it or one will be provided for you at the entrance. 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!!

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Website Content

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 website. We are also compiling helpful informational videos here.


If You Feel Sick

Use home quarantine or home isolation:

  • Take the Emory University Coronavirus symptom checker
  • Stay home if you believe you have been exposed to the virus, even if you are not showing any symptoms.
  • Stay home when you are sick, especially if you have respiratory illness symptoms. Currently, these symptoms are more likely due to seasonal influenza or other viruses than to a COVID-19 infection. Whether you have seasonal flu, the common cold, or something else, it’s important you stay away from others as much as possible when sick.
  • If you have traveled to a country on the CDC list of level 2 or 3 travel health notices or an area in the United States with active community spread of COVID-19 and feel ill, call your health care provider before coming into the doctor’s office or emergency department.
  • Avoid coming to the emergency department, unless you have a health emergency and/or you have been advised by your primary care provider to do so. This helps prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home as much as possible while you are sick.
  • Monitor yourself for fever, coughing and shortness of breath.
  • Are you sick and self-quarantining? Get information and instructions to monitor yourself at home - SELF QUARANTINE FLIER

Call Ahead

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

How to Protect Yourself

You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu.

  • Sanitize your hands often for at least 20 seconds each time. Alcohol gel works well in most situations (like after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose), but handwashing with soap and water should be performed after going to the bathroom, before eating, or when your hands are visibly soiled.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash (putting a tissue on a table contaminates the surface of the table with germs).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Routinely disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow your local, state and national authorities recommendations ie, reduced travel and congregating in large groups.

Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

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:

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday", "Row Row Row Your Boat or "A-B-C's" from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Stay Informed

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.

cdc-update-270.jpgCenters for Disease Control (CDC) Links:

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Johns Hopkins University Global Mapping of COVID-19 Cases

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