Our Commitment to Your Safety

It’s important that you do not postpone care that you need to get healthy and stay well. Bakersfield Heart Hospital is committed to safely caring for the communities we serve, informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines, and we use the best available clinical evidence to care for our patients.

Our hospital Emergency Department is fully operational to care for any emergent needs, with alternate care spaces set up to triage patients who arrive with COVID-19-related symptoms. We’ve resumed elective surgeries and procedures while minimizing COVID-19 related risks for you, other patients, and caregivers.

Steps We’re Taking to Help Keep You Safe

Screening & Testing

We require temperature and symptom screenings for people entering our facilities. We also test all patients prior to any elective procedure regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.

Required Masking

All staff, patients and visitors must wear a mask at all times in our facilities. For those who don’t have a mask, we will gladly provide one.

Separation of Patients

We separate non-COVID patients from patients who have COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms.

Social/Physical Distancing

Changes have been made to our processes and facilities to create spaces which permit social/physical distance.

Limited Visitors

Now welcoming limited visitors under certain circumstances. Learn more about our visitor policy updates.

Enhanced Cleaning

We have increased the frequency and intensity of our facility cleaning, using robust disinfecting processes and paying special attention to follow new CDC guidelines.

Precautions YOU Can Take

COVID-19 and its variants are highly contagious. To help slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask in public, even if you are fully vaccinated, to prevent the spread of the virus
  • Maintain physical distancing whenever possible
  • Wash hands often to prevent germs from spreading
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community:

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people and animals
  • Wear a facemask
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day
  • Monitor any symptoms you might be experiencing