COVID-19 Vaccination Information
DeSoto Memorial Hospital (DMH) prides itself as being an integral part of our community. DMH continues to work closely with public health officials at the local, state and national levels to help keep our staff, patients and community safe during this global pandemic. We will continue to monitor the latest developments and update our procedures and policies as necessary. Some of our most recent changes include the following:
Screenings for All -
Temperature Checks at Entrance - Staff, patients and visitors alike are screened before entering the hospital.
Surgical Screening - Before surgery, detailed pre-operative evaluations are in place to include COVID-19 testing.
Masks for All - Protective masks/face coverings are required for all staff, patients (and visitors when permitted).
The Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) recommends using cloth masks/face coverings in public places, especially where physical distancing (6 feet or more) may not be possible at all times. Face masks/coverings are not recommended for children under 2 years of age.
Visitor Restrictions - Effective Thursday, March 24th all visitor restrictions have been lifted.
DeSoto Memorial Hospital is your community hospital and your safety is our top priority. These temporary proactive measures are implemented as our ongoing effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of our patients, staff, and community.
Additional information regarding COVID-19
As required by the CARES Act: (42 U.S.C. 247d), each provider of a diagnostic test
for COVID-19 shall make public the cash price for such test...
DMH offers Covid-19 tests with appropriate physician orders
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline
24/7 State Hotline: (866) 779-6121
For more information, please call the DeSoto County Health Department at:
The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation,
we hope this information may be of use to help keep our community informed.
Informational links that may be useful to you
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