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Augusta University Health to close some hospital entrances

Augusta University Health is temporarily closing some hospital entrances and continuing to observe modified family presence to limit potential exposure and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Effective Monday, March 16, patients, families, guests and employees should enter through one of the following entrances: 

Hospital Entrance B (formerly West Entrance and adjacent to 15th Street parking deck)
  • 24/7 operation
  • Access for surgery admissions, inpatient rooms, Imaging, Terrace Dining and Eye Clinic.
  • Access to second floor and D Elevators.
Hospital Entrance F (Critical Care Entrance near Emergency Department and across from Medical Office Building)
  • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Access to ICUs, NICU, inpatient rooms, Imaging and other clinics.
Medical Office Building (MOB) front entrance on Harper Street 
  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Side entrance closed
  • Access to Family Medicine, elevators to lab, clinics and Imaging.
Children’s Hospital of Georgia (main entrance)  
  • 24/7 operation
  • Access to Patient Pharmacy, Pediatric Intensive Care and pediatric Clinics.
Professional Building 1 (entrance adjacent to 15th Street parking deck) 
  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Access to Transplant Clinic and Digestive Health.

Both the adult and children’s Emergency Departments remain open 24/7 for emergent care.

Employees with badge access may use any entrance for which they have access.

As a reminder, children under age 18 and those who show signs of respiratory illness may not visit the hospital unless for an appointment or treatment. Additionally, to reduce risk of exposure, patients are limited to one guest. Patients, family, guests and others coming into the hospital and clinics will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, and asked about potential exposure to COVID-19.

Those who are sick or show symptoms of COVID-19 are encouraged use the health system’s new remote screening tool, available for free on the website and as a mobile app for Apple and Android, or to call the health system COVID-19 hotline at 706-721-1852.

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