Throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency, Emerson Hospital is prepared to care for our community. With ongoing changes in guidance from state and national authorities, our team continues to stay on top of every update and adjusts our policies to care for patients. Currently, all staff, patients, and visitors coming to the hospital and our outpatient practices are provided a mask to wear upon entering our facilities. Our visitor policy limits access to the hospital to protect our patients and staff.
The Hospital is Safe!
Do not delay care if you need it. Many new policies are in place to ensure your health and safety when you come to Emerson Hospital, urgent care or one of our practices during the pandemic. While you will notice some differences, such as all staff and visitors wearing masks, we continue to provide advanced medical care with a compassionate touch.
In the video below, emergency department staff take you through the patient experience when you arrive at Emerson's ED during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telehealth is Available for You!
During this stressful time, it is important to take care of yourself. A telehealth visit is a convenient way for you to consult with your doctor without having to go to the office. There are certain situations or conditions that require an in-office visit, however many appointments can happen over the phone or with video chat. Most Emerson doctors are available for telehealth visits for your health and well-being, which many insurance plans will cover.
Talking with Children about COVID-19: Tips for Parents and Caregivers
It can be difficult to talk with children about a health emergency in the most appropriate ways — so as to educate while soothing fears and reducing anxiety. In this podcast, Dr. Amy Forrer of Emerson Family Medicine practice in Maynard shares important tips for having these conversations with children.
Mental Health and COVID-19: Taking Care of Yourself and Loved Ones
Tony Piro, MSW, the director of operations for Emerson's behavioral health team, discusses mental health during the COVID-19 crisis and how people can maintain the mental well-being of themselves and loved ones.
The Labor & Delivery Experience in the Time of COVID-19: A Podcast for Pregnant Moms and Partners
Avery Fisher, a certified nurse midwife with AFA OB/GYN, answers questions that pregnant moms and their partners may have about giving birth at Emerson during the COVID-19 crisis.
Listen to more from our physicians and clinicians on our Health Works Here podcast page, or through Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Spotify.
- To learn the facts about COVID-19 and help stop the spread of misinformation, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
- For local information, visit Massachusetts Department of Public Health resource page.
- Coronavirus.gov provides information from the CDC, FEMA, and the White House.
- CDC Fact Sheets [each opens as a PDF]
- Nursing Home Family Resource Line — The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health & Human Services launched a phone resource line to connect family members of nursing home and rest home residents with up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. Simply call 617-660-5399. This service is available seven days a week between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.