Cottage Health Implements New Visitor Requirements for Hospital Entry

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With COVID spreading in our community, additional steps are being taken to protect the safety of hospital patients, visitors and healthcare staff. Effective Wednesday, August 11, Cottage Health hospitals in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Santa Ynez Valley will implement the recent California Department of Public Health order requiring visitors to either verify completed COVID-19 vaccination, or verify a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours prior each visit.

Staff at the hospital entrances will assist visitors with this screening process. To prepare, we are asking hospital visitors to arrive with their Vaccine Record Card (printed or saved as image on phone), their immunization record from MyChart, or the digital QR code available at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov.

If vaccination has not been completed, visitors will need a printed or digital copy of a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to arrival.

All visitors and staff within the hospitals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask at all times within all Cottage Health facilities. This is vital to protecting pediatric patients too young to receive vaccine, and immunocompromised patients who are more vulnerable to COVID. 

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edney Aug 10, 2021 08:14 PM
Cottage Health Implements New Visitor Requirements for Hospital Entry

It is still the best place to get sick in town.
Thats why they send you home so fast... car accident at 8PM, out by 2AM.
Call an Uber, get out of here before you get MRSA and the flu.

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/health/hospital-acquired-infections/index.htm

PitMix Aug 11, 2021 08:32 AM
Cottage Health Implements New Visitor Requirements for Hospital Entry

In other news, counterfeit vaccination card sales are going through the roof. If they are going to require this, they need to develop a system that is harder to circumvent.

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-education-fake-vaccination-cards-8c4ca2b4d54434c2fc022b34087df8cb

bosco Aug 11, 2021 09:22 AM
Cottage Health Implements New Visitor Requirements for Hospital Entry

They do have a system. Check the link in the article, the State has a database and you can download the QR code to your vax card. I just did it the other day, it's very simple. I assume places that require vaccination cards can use the scanning system (in conjunction with an ID) as verification. While sure to fuel the conspiracy nuts it's actually a pretty good system.

ESL_teacher Aug 11, 2021 11:53 AM
Cottage Health Implements New Visitor Requirements for Hospital Entry

I have tried three times to register my vaccination status with the state via the link given. Every time it tells me that the info I give does not match me. I cannot find a way to resolve this. The chat option that came with the rejections apparently may take several weeks. Has anyone else encountered this problem? If so how did you get it fixed?

Happy2BeSB Aug 11, 2021 04:15 PM
Cottage Health Implements New Visitor Requirements for Hospital Entry

Try using whatever email address you used to make your vaccine appointment. If that doesn't work, visit the vaccine record troubleshooting page:

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/COVID-19VaccineRecord.aspx

I know someone who called the hotline: 1-833-422-4255, M-F 8AM-8PM, Sa-Su 8AM-5PM. They got straight through to a person who took down their info to track down the vaccine record.

sb93105 Aug 16, 2021 09:33 AM
Cottage Health Implements New Visitor Requirements for Hospital Entry

My dad has been in the hospital down in Newport - the testing is easy- they know how to run things its very easy its free and fast. I'm not sure what's wrong with SB seems like they are ill equipped for everything all the time- also not sure but all the hospitals I have been in lately are not over taxed with covid cases. All the staff I have been talking to said worry about your hands not so much your mouth - but yet we walk around covering our mouths with our hands- seems counterproductive? I have never touched my face so much as when wearing a mask.

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