Latest information on COVID-19 Pandemic
• We are safe, open and ready to care of your medical needs! We follow strict screening efforts to ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors.
• Our visitation restrictions have changed. Please visit our visitor link for updated information.
• Although, there are lower infection numbers, we urge the public to remember that we are still in the pandemic. Please follow health orders to keep our community healthy.
• We advise our community to continue masking, hand washing social distancing and following updated instructions from officials as they become available.
• As always, if you should require ER services, please know that we are safe and ready to take care of your emergency needs. However, If you do come to our Emergency Room for severe COVID symptoms, we are asking that you please wear a face mask, per update from the state of California.
COVID-19 Vaccination InformationLet's keep our community healthy! The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and the best way to end the spread.
We understand that some people in the community are worried about the safety of the vaccine, or might be concerned about side effects. The following information will help explain why vaccination is such an important tool to keep you and your community safe and end the spread of this newly emerging strain such as the contagious Delta variant.
• All Californians 12 years and older are currently eligible to receive the vaccine.
• Non-emancipated minors need the consent of the parent, legal guardian, or other adult having legal custody of the minor to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccine Providers are responsible for verifying that informed consent has been obtained for non-emancipated minors, either in person or in writing. Emancipated minors do not need parental consent to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination Registration Options:
Los Angeles CountyUse this link to make an appointment: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/
• Los Angeles County residents can go online to schedule their appointments, or call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for assistance with reservations.
• This phone number can also be used to arrange for transportation to a vaccination site. Additionally, eligible individuals whom are homebound can also call (833) 540-0473 to get vaccinated in-home.
• The California Department of Public Health is encouraging residents to visit the MyTurn.ca.gov site to determine if they are eligible for the vaccine and schedule appointments.
Pharmacies in Your Area
These additional pharmacy locations are also registering limited COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
• Vons: https://www.vons.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
• Pavilions: https://www.pavilions.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
• Ralphs: https://www.ralphs.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated
• CVS: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
• Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier
• Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp
Los Angeles is the most populous county in the entire nation, with more than 10 million residents. The vaccination process is dependent on supply of vaccine and the availability of individuals to administer it. We ask you to remain hopeful and patient as this process unfolds; everyone who wants a vaccine will ultimately be offered one.
As for what we can all do until everyone who wants a vaccine has been offered one: we must continue to follow the guidelines related to masking, distancing and not gathering with those outside of our household. Now is the time for us to double down on our efforts to keep ourselves, our families and our community safe.
For up-to-date information on LA County's vaccine program, visit VaccinateLACounty.com.
Patient SafetyPatient safety is the top priority of Alhambra Hospital Medical Center. Our healthcare team continues to follow the most updated guidelines of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the LA County Department of Health.
Basic Infection Prevention.As with good practice especially during the flu season, we remind everyone including our staff, visitors and community members to follow basic infection prevention practices: cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol based hand rub, covering your cough/sneeze, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and staying away from public if you have cold or flu-like symptoms and seeking medical care.
CDC information on the Coronavirus: www.cdc.gov
What we know about the Coronavirus2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China. Early on, many of the patients in the outbreak in Wuhan, China reportedly had some link to a large seafood and animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, a growing number of patients reportedly have not had exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread is occurring.
SymptomsFor confirmed COVID-19 infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:
Shortness of breath
If you believe you are experiencing COVID-19/Coronavirus symptoms click here.
PreventionGet vaccinated! Use this link to make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. Use this link to make an appointment: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/
However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.