- Coronavirus Information for Lifespan Patients Scheduled for an Appointment, Test or Procedure
- Information for Hospital Visitors
- Lifespan COVID-19 Vaccination Program
- Open, Safe and Ready to Deliver Health with Care
- Lifespan's Response to Coronavirus COVID-19
- Alternative Hospital Site at the Rhode Island Convention Center
- COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Centers
- Volunteers Needed for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials
- Community Help with Lifespan's COVID-19 Response
- What Is Social Distancing?
- COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Caregivers
- Coronavirus COVID-19 Information for Providers
If You Have an Appointment, Test or Surgery Scheduled
The safety of our patients and staff remains our highest priority. Lifespan has taken steps to make sure our facilities remain a safe place for everyone and to reduce the risk of exposure to coronavirus COVID-19. Please read these guidelines before coming in for your appointment
Lifespan COVID-19 Vaccination Program
Lifespan is working in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to ensure that the vaccine is offered to all eligible patients and in all the communities we serve. We are following RIDOH guidance on vaccine eligibility, depending on age and underlying health conditions.
More about vaccine distribution at Lifespan
Lifespan has received a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine to administer to patients according to Department of Health criteria. If you are interested in receiving the vaccine from a Lifespan provider and you meet the current Rhode Island eligibility guidelines, you can schedule an appointment online as times become available.
Get the Facts about Coronavirus Vaccines
Karen Tashima, MD, an infectious diseases specialist and the director of clinical trials at the Immunology Center at The Miriam Hospital, discusses the vaccines for COVID-19 and answers common questions about vaccines in general and those developed specifically for COVID-19.
At this time, we cannot perform COVID tests on patients who don't have symptoms.
Please check the Rhode Island Department of Health website for information about COVID-19 testing for the general public at health.ri.gov/covid/testing or call the Rhode Island Department of Health COVID-19 Info Line at 401-222-8022.
Visitation Restricted at Lifespan Hospitals
In light of local cases of COVID-19 and national and international instances of exponential spread of the disease, Lifespan hospitals are minimizing traffic and potential exposure in our hospitals, protecting patients and staff.
Don't Delay Medical Care if You Need It
A reluctance to come to the hospital for fear of exposure to COVID-19 is dangerous because it can lead to devastating delays in care. Lifespan has many procedures and protocols in place to keep patients safe in the hospital, especially during the coronavirus outbreak.
Emergency medicine physician, Christian Arbelaez, MD shares why he is grateful to be the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine in Rhode Island.
Kids and COVID: Information for Parents and Educators
Lifespan physicians and behavioral health clinicians are working hand-in-hand to provide parents, caregivers and educators resources to help families and children navigate these uncertain times.
Lifespan Alternative Hospital Site at the Rhode Island Convention Center
Lifespan and Rhode Island Hospital have partnered with Rhode Island state leaders to develop an Alternative Hospital Site at the Rhode Island Convention Center to provide care for hospitalized COVID-19 patients when additional hospital space is needed for more seriously ill patients.
Jobs are available: Apply online
Learn more about the Lifespan Alternative Hospital Site
Coronavirus: What You Should Know
While there are several strains of coronavirus, the current outbreak is considered non-typical because it was transmitted from animals to people, and now is being transmitted from person to person.
- How to protect yourself and others
- COVID-19 FAQs
- What to do if you are sick or on quarantine
- Social distancing: What it is and how to practice it
- Learn more about symptoms
National Updates and Information
The US Centers for Disease Control is closely monitoring the coronavirus and investigating cases in the United States.