COVID-19 and its variants continue to impact communities across our country and the world. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all Americans age 5 and older, with few exceptions, be vaccinated against the virus. Read the CDC's latest guidance.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center does not provide COVID-19 vaccinations. Please refer to your local health authority or pharmacy for information on community vaccination sites.
Latest COVID-19 Information
Care During a Public Health Crisis
The safety of our patients and staff has always been and remains our top priority.
Please note that we have implemented extraordinary measures and additional protocols to help ensure a safe and clean environment for our patients, physicians, staff and community. We continue to actively monitor and respond to all recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health. The sustained public health emergency necessitates all California hospitals to define and implement Crisis Standards of Care. Utilizing established best practices and guided by ethical principles and a commitment to equity, this guidance provides a framework to help healthcare providers plan for and make critical decisions. It aims to ensure that, despite being faced with a crisis situation, we are able to continue to provide healthcare services in a coordinated and thoughtful manner, using an established framework, procedures and guidance.
We are doing everything we can to avoid reaching extreme crisis; however, our greatest immediate hope in this hard-fought battle against this virus is that citizens will heed the advice of our trusted public health leaders: physical distancing, limiting our gatherings, wearing masks, and respecting the guidance of our healthcare workers. By doing so, you are saving lives — and you are helping our teams be there for their families, as well.
Thank you for entrusting your care to us. When you or your loved ones need services, know that we are here to deliver a superior healthcare experience.
Emergency Department – Do Not Delay in Seeking Critical Care
Our Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 to serve those with emergency medical conditions. Individuals experiencing serious injuries or medical symptoms such as chest pain, numbness, difficulty breathing or mental confusion should call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department. It could save your life.
Our rooms are private and we have an additional layer of protection with the utilization of UV light technology that kills germs once a room is unoccupied. Curtains and doors are kept closed, and patients are separated based on symptoms.
Individuals Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms
If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or an Urgent Care Center.
If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker.
COVID-19 Outpatient Rehabilitation Program
If you had COVID-19, you will likely require extra time to recover. You may have problems with speech or swallowing in the weeks or months following infection.
Learn more about therapy offerings with Palmdale Regional's Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute.
See our latest visitation guidelines →
How Will Flu Be Impacted by COVID-19?
Dr. Jonathan Truong, Infectious Disease Specialist at Palmdale Regional Medical Center, answers your questions about the upcoming flu season and how it will be impacted by COVID-19.
In addition to basic health and hygiene practices like hand washing, the CDC recommends some prevention actions which include:
- Staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines
- Improving ventilation
- Getting tested for COVID-19 if needed
- Following recommendations for what to do if you are exposed
- Staying home if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
- Seeking treatment if you have COVID-19 and are at high risk of getting very sick
- Avoiding contact with people who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19
Read the latest CDC recommendations →
- World Health Organization →
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) →
- CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker →
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