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Wellstar is dedicated to ensuring that the people and communities we serve are well-cared for. The best defense against any viral infection includes:

  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizing
  • Disinfection of common areas regularly
  • Cover a cough or sneeze with the bend of your elbow
  • Avoid areas where there are active outbreaks
  • Get the flu shot
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Call 770-956-9827 

For more info, call our outreach line:

770-956-STAR (7827)

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Wellstar is Ready to Care for You

Wellstar is committed to providing the world-class care Georgia needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, safely.

Our communities can rest assured our locations are open and providing primary care, specialty medicine, diagnostic services, procedures and surgeries across our 11 hospitals, 10 emergency departments, 9 urgent care centers, 5 health parks and 250 office locations.

 
 
 

System-wide Safety Precautions

To ensure the health and safety of our patients and team members, we’ve put strict policies in place to prevent the spread of infections:

 
  • Patients with COVID-19 are separated from the rest of the general patient population.

  • Our updated visitor policy remains in effect, although from time to time changes may be made, so it is recommended that a potential visitor check the website if they are making plans to come to a Wellstar facility.

  • Each person coming into a Wellstar facility will have their temperature checked and will be asked about their potential COVID-19 exposure.

  • Each team member entering a Wellstar facility will have their temperature checked and will be asked about their potential COVID-19 exposure.

  • Every visitor or patient is asked to bring a mask for their protection and to conserve PPE for healthcare team members.

  • All social distancing guidelines are observed.
 

If a person wishing to enter a Wellstar facility has symptoms consistent with respiratory illness, they will be provided a separate location to wait for treatment.

Wellstar cleans all public areas, and cleans in between each patient with an approved cleaning product that protects against potential COVID-19 spread.

All Wellstar team members who meet with our patients will wear appropriate PPE for their, and the patient’s, safety.

As our state transitions from staying home to re-entering our communities, it’s important to note that the spread of COVID-19 is still prevalent in Georgia. People should still take extra safety precautions such as proper handwashing, disinfecting high touch surfaces and social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. Wellstar offers detailed prevention tips to keep our communities safe and healthy.

 

Visitation Policy Update

Because the health and safety of our patients, team members and communities is our top priority, Wellstar Health System has enhanced our visitation policies to offer the highest protection to those we treat. Please keep in mind that these restrictions are temporary and designed to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our medical facilities and communities.

 
  • Social visitation is suspended (not allowed) until further notice. Consider alternative methods of communication (i.e. telephone, FaceTime, Skype).

  • Children under the age of 18 will not be allowed to visit.

  • Only in extenuating circumstances will visitors be allowed (e.g. Autistic child) and will be limited to one immediate family member or designated care partner.

  • Laboring and post-partum women can designate one person for support. If the support person is under 18 years of age an exception may be made.

  • Pediatric patients are allowed a maximum of two parents or designated caregivers.

  • Special consideration will be given for patients with critical needs (e.g. end of life).

  • No visitors are allowed for people under investigation (PUI) or positive for COVID-19; Visitors with extenuating circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • Visitors will not be able to enter our administrative buildings. Exceptions for vendors essential to clinical care, and suppliers.

  • All allowed visitors will undergo the screening process (see below).

  • All facilities reserve the right to ask any visitors meeting the above requirements to remain outside of treatment areas.
 

Latest Information

For the most current and comprehensive information, please refer to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They have many tips and resources to help address questions.

If your symptoms become unmanageable, call ahead. You can:

 
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Coronavirus Assessment Tool