Submitted by: PeaceHealth

To protect the health of our patients and caregivers as the number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increases in the Northwest, PeaceHealth has implemented voluntary visitation restrictions at our Northwest Washington and Alaska hospitals.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Photo courtesy: PeaceHealth St. Joseph


For the safety of our patients, family and caregivers, PeaceHealth is limiting access to the hospital to 1 to 2 essential visitors per patient. These restrictions will remain in place until further notice.


PeaceHealth asks that patients call ahead before arriving at any PeaceHealth facility if they meet both of the following:

  • Have recently traveled outside the United States or have been in contact with a person known to have COVID-19


  • Have symptoms including fever or upper respiratory infection symptoms (i.e. cough).

This process allows us to create a care plan that ensures the safety of our patients and caregivers.

Our clinics may be experiencing higher than usual call volumes. Patients who are experiencing a medical emergency should call 911.  

Thank you for your help in keeping our patients, visitors and caregivers safe and healthy.

Visit the CDC’s novel coronavirus website for the latest news and resources. More information can be found on  PeaceHealth’s KNOW Coronavirus.

About PeaceHealth

Based in Vancouver, Wash., PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center provides quality care for northwest Washington with its full-service 253-bed hospital and PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics. Key services in Bellingham include comprehensive cardiology, oncology, orthopedic and rehabilitation services and a joint venture outpatient imaging service. Visit us online at

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