Prepare for a Hospital Procedure

We are here to help you plan for your procedure. With your health and safety in mind, we’ve added even more safeguards in advance of your procedure and we need your partnership to keep you safe and so that we stay safe.

At Centura, we extend the healing ministry of Christ and we care for people in mind, body and spirit. We’re dedicated to partnering with you to safely deliver the care you need.

We know that COVID-19 spreads by:

  • Touching a surface or object with the virus on it and then touching your face, or;
  • Being near a sick person where droplets can spread up to 6 feet after a sneeze or cough.

Centura Health has worked with our care teams and has added the following pre-procedural COVID-19 safeguards to maintain your wellness as you prepare to have a procedure with us.

Please follow the additional safety recommendations below, every day, for 10 days prior to your procedure.

Social Distance:

  • Stay at home
  • Maintain social distance and limit contact with others.
  • Stay away from anyone who is sick.

Be Healthy:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Check Temperature Daily

  • Monitor for symptoms of cough or shortness of breath daily.
  • Check for fever by taking and logging your temperature daily.
  • If you have a fever contact your healthcare provider.

You will need to be tested for COVID-19 up to three days prior to procedure at a Centura Health pre-procedural COVID-19 testing site.


  • We will call you to schedule your COVID-19 lab test to be completed two days before your procedure.
  • You will receive all instructions from the scheduler and can ask any questions. 


  • We will screen for any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • We will perform your pre-procedural COVID-19 lab test.
  • We will give you a care package including a procedural mask that you will wear into the hospital on the day of your procedure.

On the day of your procedure please:

  • Follow all pre-procedural recommendations
  • Arrive at your scheduled time and location.
  • Wear procedural mask (provided at testing site) on the day of your procedure.

For the safety of our patients and staff, we are limiting the number of visitors that can enter our hospitals. However, any patient having a surgical procedure will need one friend or family member to drive them to and from the hospital, help care for them and help with forms and other information as needed.

The guest who accompanies a surgical patient is required to wear a mask or face covering in all areas of our facility. The guest will be screened for symptoms and fever at the entry to the building on the day of surgery. If positive, the guest may be asked to leave the building, isolate and/or seek medical attention. This may result in a delay in the patient’s procedure. The visitor will need to leave the hospital following the procedure if a patient is admitted for continued care.

See all current visitor restrictions.