COVID-19

Valleywise Health is doing all it can to ensure the ongoing care and safety of its patients, as well as the overall health of the community and its families.

We are in constant communication with the Arizona Department of Health Services and Maricopa County Department of Public Health and will continue to communicate updates related to Valleywise Health on this site. For most up-to-date statistics and information on the pandemic here in Arizona, please visit azhealth.gov/covid19.

Latest Valleywise Alerts

Alert for Non Emergent Procedure Changes

Non Emergent Procedure Changes

While not all elective procedures are being canceled, we are proactively postponing many non-emergent procedures in an effort to conserve time and resources in anticipation of potential COVID-19 cases.

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Alert for Café Self Service

Café Self Service

Eliminating self-service in cafeteria – Out of an abundance of caution, the dining areas will undergo certain restrictions, including eliminating self-service at the salad bar, and changing the grill station from self-service to made-to-order. Please be aware that additional changes may occur at other cafeterias and dining spaces across the system.

Alert for Updated Visitor Restrictions

Updated Visitor Restrictions

With the increased community-based spread of COVID-19, we believe it is essential to implement further visitor restrictions to decrease risks to our patients and staff. As such, beginning Wednesday (03/19) evening at 8:00pm there will be no visitors for hospitalized and emergency patients permitted except as noted below:
• 1 healthy parent/guardian per pediatric patient
• 1 healthy support person per laboring mother
• End of life situations to be handled on a case by case basis

Alert for Behavioral Health Admissions

Behavioral Health Admissions

We have created two units for new behavioral health admissions, one at the Valleyise Behavioral Health Center - Mesa and one at our Valleywise Behavioral Health Center - Maryvale, which will enable us to keep them isolated from other patients while we screen them for COVID-19 infection. Having these separate units will help ensure exceptional care for these patients while reducing the risk of infection to staff and other patients in our Behavioral Health Centers.

Blog Posts on COVID-19

How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19

Our children look to us to see how they should react to the coronavirus. Here’s how to answer their questions and help keep them feeling safe.

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Am I Experiencing Symptoms of Allergies, the Flu, or COVID-19?

Seasonal allergies, the flu and COVID-19 have some similar symptoms – here’s how to tell the difference.

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Our Doctors on COVID-19

To hear more about COVID-19 from our expert doctors, listen to our weekly podcasts, and watch videos on Valley Well! ¡Valle Salud!