During the COVID-19 public health emergency to date, in order to ensure Massachusetts’ health care system had the capacity to address the pandemic, some health care services and procedures needed to be limited or put on hold temporarily, while many services were conducted remotely using telehealth. Emergency services and other essential health and human services continued during this time.
As of May 18th, 2020, the Commonwealth issued new guidelines to hospitals and health care providers in accordance with the state’s four-phase reopening plan, to allow some non-emergency procedures or deferred care that may now need attention. Information about the reopening plan is available at the Commonwealth’s Reopening Website.
New England Baptist Hospital has submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 1 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on May 21, 2020. By having submitted this form, New England Baptist Hospital attests to meeting the Phase 1 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance.
For patients and visitors:
We will continue to actively monitor this fluid situation and adjust our plans as required to support efforts to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and support the work and safety of the entire healthcare community and patients.
If you have an orthopedic issue, we recommend that you reach out to one of our physician offices to discuss your specific needs and what options are available to you. To find a doctor, click here.
Ask your doctor if virtual care appointments are available.
The NEBH Spine Center is now offering virtual care appointments. Learn more.