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The COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve daily. The Medical Center encourages our patients to continue being prepared and seeking information from the most reliable sources.

The red button at the top of this website’s home page takes you to the official COVID-19 information page on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) website, which provides the most up-to-date and reliable information. We encourage you to read the updates.

Some of the CDC’s most recent recommendations include the following:

  • The public is recommended to wear cloth face covers, especially in areas of high community transmission. Medical grade N95 and other types of disposable masks are not available and should be reserved for health care workers.
  • Weekly COVID-19 national status reporting

South Florida hospitals are preparing for a possible peak in coronavirus cases in late April through May.

“We’re seeing the number of patients doubling every two to three days. All the models seem to indicate that Miami-Dade County and South Florida is going to see a real surge in patients the first week in May,” Bo Boulenger, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Baptist Hospital, told the Miami Herald recently.

Medical Center Reminders

The Visiting Specialists schedule at the Medical Center remains a fluid situation as more of the physicians are choosing to cancel and offer telemedicine visits. Medicare has loosened guidelines to cover necessary telemedicine office visits and coronavirus testing. The Medical Center reminds patients to call us for prior screening before coming into the building. Calling first will make the overall encounter more efficient for you. The Medical Center also provides telemedicine options.

The U.S. is predicted to experience a peak in coronavirus cases beginning this month. If you have recently traveled and are returning to Ocean Reef, please self-quarantine for 14 days. In the event you feel ill, call the Medical Center for instructions on the next steps you should take.

The April 14 installment of the 2020 Medical Center Lecture Series has been canceled. For more information, visit the Lecture Series page.