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COVID-19 Patient and Visitor Information

Your Safety is Our Top Priority

You may be concerned about coronavirus (COVID-19), and its implications for your health and those of your loved ones. Your safety and well-being are our top priorities.

Please call our hospital directly at 816-942-4400 to learn the latest visitor information at this time.

Please note: Face coverings over the nose & mouth are required by all staff and visitors inside St. Joseph Medical Center.

  • Visitors are allowed in the hospital at this time.
  • All visitors are required to bring in their own mask, and must wear it at all times
  • No visitors for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID 19

Frequently Asked Questions about the Novel Coronavirus

What is our hospital doing to protect patients?

  • If we have a confirmed or potential patient with COVID-19, we institute standard infectious disease protocols, as well as additional measures, to prevent the potential spread of the virus. All healthcare providers who have contact with the patient will use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

What can I do to protect myself?

It is understandable to feel uncertain or anxious during a public health crisis, and we need to remember to avoid making assumptions about others' perceived symptoms or any characteristics of identity. The best way to prevent infection is receive the COVID-19 vaccine and avoid being exposed to this virus.

Here are the current CDC recommendations to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Wear a mask when required.
  • Take everyday preventive actions for respiratory infections, such as avoiding close contact with people who are sick, staying home when sick, and washing hands often.

You can also find more information about the virus from these websites.