We know that transplant patients and their families have questions related to care during this time. Our hospitals and clinics have strict infection-prevention protocols and systems in place to protect patients, visitors and health care workers. For everyone's sake, we are taking
extra safety precautions in our clinics and hospitals
, including more frequent cleaning, entrance screenings and social distancing in our registration and waiting areas.
Have COVID-like Symptoms? Call Before Coming In
If you have an upcoming appointment and have symptoms including fever, new cough, new shortness of breath or recent loss of taste or smell, or if you fear that you have been exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please call your provider's office or our nurse phone line —
800-926-8273 — to discuss your symptoms before coming to your scheduled appointment.
Our physicians and care teams will also be reviewing our schedules and contacting patients whose visits may be appropriate to convert to
MyUCSDChart video visits. We will make every effort to ensure this is a smooth and easy experience for you.
Visitor Restrictions for Appointments
For those coming to appointments — from pre-transplant evaluation to post-surgical maintenance — be aware that we are currently following a strict no-visitor policy with very limited exceptions. We encourage caregivers and family members to participate by phone or video, with the provider's consent, during the patient's appointment. For more information, see
FAQs for Transplant Patients
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