South Florida Update

South Florida Update

April 7, 2020

South Florida continues to be at the forefront of the COVID-19 crisis.  At Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital we have taken a number of steps designed to maintain the safety of patients and caregivers in our facilities. This includes telehealth visits for many routine physician office visits, postponing nonessential surgeries and procedures, limiting visitation, and checking temperatures of patients and caregivers before entering facilities.

We have also been making plans to prepare for a potential surge of patients in the coming weeks. This includes increasing the capacity of our hospital, where possible, to care for more patients.

Cleveland Clinic has been collaborating with government agencies to ensure we can collectively ensure the safety and care for South Florida residents. On April 5, we announced a partnership with Palm Beach County, the Florida National Guard and the Florida Division of Emergency Management to open a drive-through testing site in south Palm Beach County.

The site will be located at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. Testing will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Individuals must first call a nurse triage hotline to determine if they meet criteria for COVID-19 testing. The hotline can be reached at 561.804.0250 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If they meet criteria, they will be given an appointment.

We continue to offer drive-through testing for COVID-19 at our Weston campus by appointment only. The drive-through testing site is located at the Krupa Center, 3250 Meridian Parkway in Weston from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Individuals must first call the nurse triage hotline at 954.659.5951, which is available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If they meet criteria, they will be given an appointment. Since we opened the location on March 19, we had tested 1,157 patients through April 4.

Our doctors, nurses and all Cleveland Clinic caregivers are working tirelessly to fight and stop COVID-19 in our communities.  We are in this together with you.

Sincerely,
Rodolfo Blandon, MD
President, Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital

Treasure Coast Updates

Treasure Coast Updates

 April 7, 2020

Our focus at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health remains the safety of our patients, visitors, caregivers and community.

We are doing all we can to promote social distancing within our facilities by conducting routine office appointments as telehealth visits, facilitating work-at-home opportunities for appropriate staff, postponing nonessential surgeries and procedures, and limiting visitation.

In addition, we are working closely with government agencies to plan and prepare for a potential surge of patients in the coming weeks. This includes increasing the capacity of our hospitals, where possible, to care for more patients. Our community’s compliance with social distancing recommendations will greatly impact what that future need may be.

We also continue to offer drive-through testing for COVID-19 at three Treasure Coast locations. These are by appointment only for individuals who believe they may have symptoms of COVID-19.

Individuals must first call a nurse triage hotline to determine if they meet criteria for COVID-19 testing. If they meet criteria, they will be given an appointment at the appropriate location.

  • Indian River
    The Nurse Triage Line can be reached at 772.226.4846 and is available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. The testing location is at Indian River Hospital, 1000 36th Street, Vero Beach.

  • Martin Health
    The Nurse Triage Line can be reached at 772.419.3360 and is available between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The testing locations are at Martin North Hospital, 200 SE Hospital Ave. in Stuart; and Tradition Hospital, 10000 SW Innovation Way, Port St. Lucie.

Our Cleveland Clinic caregivers are working tirelessly to fight and stop COVID-19 in our communities.  We are all in this together, and will get through this together.

Sincerely,
Greg Rosencrance, MD
President, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
and
Robert L. Lord Jr.
President, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health