While COVID-19 continues to impact our community, rest assured our team is dedicated to the safety and health of our own employees and our patients. As we welcome you back to our hospitals and urgent care facilities, we’re committed to keeping you safe every day as we move forward with enhanced safety measures designed with your health in mind.

Keeping You Safe

Here are some of the safety measures we have implemented:

It starts with a screening.

  • Your temperature is taken before entering the building.
  • We ask you about fevers, symptoms, travel and contacts one day before appointments.
  • Patients exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms are separated from other patients.

Protecting each other.

  • Everyone in our facilities is wearing a face mask, and clinical staff are also wearing additional appropriate protective equipment to keep you safe.
  • When COVID-19 is suspected, enhanced PPE will be used, including gowns and N95 respirators.
  • All visitors will be offered a disposable mask and asked to wear it upon entering our facilities. Visitors are also prohibited from bringing bags or other unnecessary items.

Apart, yet together.

  • Chairs have been separated or marked “DO NOT SIT” to ensure 6 feet of distance between you and other patients.
  • Appointments are also spaced out to avoid crowded reception areas.
  • Appointments will be limited and we will see only one patient at a time.
  • We ask adult patients to have family members wait in their cars or outside of the building.
  • We also offer you the option of virtual visits with real doctors, conducted via telephone or telehealth video conferencing.

A clean bill of health.

  • Our employees wash their hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, which is available throughout our facilities.
  • More frequent cleaning and disinfecting with medical‑grade wipes of high-touch areas, like elevator buttons and hand rails, as well as waiting rooms and reception areas.
  • Deep cleaning of every office every evening.

Visitor Information

  • Visitation is suspended for most patients at most facilities. We encourage the use of phone calls, electronic messages, and videoconference.
  • Pediatric, maternity, and inpatient rehabilitation patients may have one healthy visitor, and additional exceptions can be requested to hospital administration for special circumstances.
  • Patients with scheduled procedures may be escorted into our hospitals by one healthy visitor. These visitors may wait in designated lounges configured especially for these guests. At the end of the procedure, a member of the care team will update the visitor about the outcome, at which time the visitor will be asked to leave.
  • All visitors must be at least 12 years old. Children age 11 and younger will not be admitted.

Non-COVID-19 Surgeries and Procedures

Effective Monday, July 6, we will limit inpatient surgeries and procedures to emergency and urgent cases only. Please contact your medical provider if you have any questions regarding an upcoming elective procedure or surgery.

Parking Information

  • For the safety of our staff and visitors, valet parking has been temporarily suspended at the main entrance to Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Emergency Department entrance for Jackson Memorial and Holtz Children’s Hospital.

Transplant Patients

  • Transplant patients are especially concerned about COVID-19. Click here for detailed information from The Miami Transplant Institute.

Vendors and Contractors

  • Jackson vendors and contractors must adhere to emergency COVID-19 protocols prior to visiting any Jackson facilities. Click here to see the rules and associated documents.

Jackson Prime Members

Jackson is extending all Jackson Prime card benefits until at least August 31, 2020. We are currently processing all new appointments for Jackson Prime Card holders via phone interview only. We are not accepting face-to-face onsite interviews at this time.​