Coronavirus Information for Lifespan Patients Scheduled for an Appointment or a Procedure

Please call your provider’s office before coming in for your appointment if you fit into any of the following categories:

  • You have a fever and/or symptoms of acute respiratory illness such as cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing
  • You have a loss of smell, reduced ability to smell or detect odors, or a reduced or distorted sense of taste
  • You have had contact in the last 14 days with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, is currently being tested, or has been placed on home quarantine by the department of health

We ask that all patients with flu-like symptoms wear a face mask and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer upon entering any facility and wear a mask until a member of our care team has instructed that you may remove it. Patients with a high suspicion of COVID-19 exposure will be asked to remain at home while we coordinate care with the RI Department of Health (RIDOH). If you need immediate medical attention, please call 911.

Per the recent RIDOH visitation restrictions, we ask that you limit the number of people who accompany you to an appointment. Visitors with symptoms will not be allowed to wait with you. Please see the information below for specific guidelines about who will be able to accompany you to your appointment.

Request a Telehealth Appointment

With Lifespan Telehealth, patients are able to visit with their health care providers over the phone. To set up a Lifespan Telehealth call, please call your provider's office for scheduling. 
Learn more about Lifespan Telehealth »

Specific Information for Your Upcoming Appointment or Procedure

Please choose a visit type below for more information before you come to the hospital or office.

Visits to Lifespan Physician Group Practices 

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Who Can I Bring With Me to My Visit?

To protect patients and staff from potential exposure during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are restricting the number of visitors who can accompany patients to their appointments. 
If the person accompanying you is required for your care (for example, a family member, proxy or guardian) they will be allowed to accompany you at the discretion of the office. No other visitors will be allowed in the ambulatory practices, including the waiting rooms or common areas. Visitors will be screened and will not be allowed to enter the office if they answer “yes” to any of the criteria listed above.
We encourage patients to avoid bringing children to our practice unless the child is the patient. 

Before Your Visit

Please review the information at the top of this page before coming in for your visit. 

Before your visit, you may receive a call from your provider’s office asking about your current health. If you have a  cough, fever or sore throat, your appointment may be rescheduled.

Women’s Medicine Collaborative Office Visits

Who Can I Bring With Me to My Visit?

To protect patients and staff from potential exposure during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Women's Medicine Collaborative is restricting the number of visitors who can accompany patients to their appointments. 

If the person accompanying you is required for your care (for example, a family member, proxy or guardian) they will be allowed to accompany you at the discretion of the office. No other visitors will be allowed in the ambulatory practices, including the waiting rooms or common areas. Visitors will be screened and will not be allowed to enter the office if they answer “yes” to any of the criteria listed above.
We encourage patients to avoid bringing children to our practice unless the child is the patient. 

Before Your Visit

Please review the information at the top of this page before coming in for your visit. 

Before your visit, you may receive a call from your provider’s office asking about your current health. If you have a  cough, fever or sore throat, your appointment may be rescheduled.

Outpatient Visits at a Lifespan Hospital 

Lifespan hospitals include Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Bradley Hospital, and Newport Hospital.

Who Can I Bring With Me to My Visit?

To protect patients and staff from potential exposure during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Women's Medicine Collaborative is restricting the number of visitors who can accompany patients to their appointments. 

If the person accompanying you is required for your care (for example, a family member, proxy or guardian) they will be allowed to accompany you at the discretion of the office. No other visitors will be allowed in the ambulatory practices, including the waiting rooms or common areas. Visitors will be screened and will not be allowed to enter the office if they answer “yes” to any of the criteria listed above.
We encourage patients to avoid bringing children to our practice unless the child is the patient. 

Before Your Visit

Please review the information at the top of this page before coming in for your visit. 

Before your visit, you may receive a call from your provider’s office asking about your current health. If you have a  cough, fever or sore throat, your appointment may be rescheduled.

Medical Imaging Exams (such as X-Ray, CT Scan, MRI, Mammography, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Interventional Radiology)

Who Can I Bring With Me to My Visit?

  • If you are scheduled for a routine test and don’t need assistance, please come to your appointment alone. 
  • If you require assistance, you will be allowed to bring one family member. 
  • If you are scheduled for an invasive procedure or your test requires pre-medication, you will be allowed to bring one family member. 
  • Patients and any accompanying family member or caretaker will be screened prior to entering the facility.
  • Please arrange for child care prior to your appointment.

How Should I Prepare for My Exam?

Please choose an exam below for specific instructions:

Center for Weight and Wellness

Most medical visits will be now be conducted by phone, and our in-person groups are temporarily suspended. Limited in-person medical visits are still available for any urgent medical concern relating to your Center for Weight and Wellness program. Your medical provider will determine if an in-person visit is needed after consulting with you on the phone. 

Even though our in-person groups are temporarily suspended, we are still working to help our patients meet their weight management goals. 
Learn more about how the center is supporting supporting patients during this time »

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