Community Vaccination Information: How To Schedule an Appointment
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, Redlands Community Hospital, in conjunction
with the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health moved into
Phase 1A, Tier 3. We are vaccinating individuals within Phase 1A
while supplies last which includes:
- Acute Care, mental health and substance use disorder services, correctional
- Persons 65 years and older
- Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and similar setting
for older or medically vulnerable individuals
- Paramedics, EMTs, EMS First Responders (CPR, Basic Life Support, etc.),
and others providing emergency medical services
- Dialysis Centers
- Intermediate Care Facilities
- Home Health care and in-home supportive services
- Community health workers, including promotoras
- Public Health field staff
- Primary care clinics, including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural
Health Centers, correctional facility clinics, and urgent care clinics
- Specialty clinics
- Laboratory workers
- Dental/oral health clinics
- Pharmacy staff not working in settings at higher tiers
To schedule your reservation, please email us at
COVIDemail@example.com. Please provide us with your name, date of birth, and phone number where
you can be reached.
Additional COVID-19 Information:
Members of the community have expressed concerns about the surge in COVID-19
patients over the last few days. Redlands Community Hospital (RCH), like
other hospitals in the region and nationally, is experiencing a sharp
rise in the number of people coming to our emergency department who are
testing positive for COVID-19.
Rest assured that RCH is working with its Inland Counties Emergency Medical
Agency (ICEMA) and emergency medical services (EMS) providers to provide
care to our community’s COVID patients. We are in contact with other
area hospitals in a mutual effort to serve all COVID and non-COVID patients
RCH will care for all of our patients safely and effectively and COVID-19
protocols are in place throughout RCH to stop the spread of the pandemic.
Our physicians and medical staff leadership are constantly monitoring
the situation, allowing us to maintain the appropriate level of care for
our patients. RCH’s goal is to quickly treat medical conditions
safely allow patients to go home in the safest, shortest possible time.
Remember to pay attention to your health and that of others around you:
• If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms – fever, cough,
shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, or other flu-like symptoms,
call your doctor. It is important not to wait too long as early testing
and treatment may help you avoid a trip to the ER and possible admission
to the hospital.
• Follow the recommendations of the CDC and our local and state health
officials. Stay at home as much as possible and only leave your home for
essentials needs. Wear your mask and maintain social distancing at the
grocery store, pharmacy, and medical appointments. Avoid gatherings with
people outside your immediate household.
• If you have neighbors who are elderly or have a chronic condition,
consider offering to pick up their groceries or medications when you are
making a trip to the pharmacy or grocery store.
Helpful Information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus strain that is believed to spread
in similar ways as the common cold, such as when an infected person coughs
or sneezes. Symptoms include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. A
health care provider can give you instructions for seeking care, which
you can do without exposing others.
Medical staff at Redlands Community Hospital are following Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and we have strong infection
control policies, procedures, and systems in place. As recommended by
the CDC, our clinicians are screening all patients for fever, respiratory
symptoms, and travel history within a month prior to symptom onset. Anyone
meeting the CDC-established criteria would be isolated and further testing
and care will be guided by the health department.
How to protect yourself
You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect
against the common cold or seasonal flu.
- Sanitize your hands often for at least 20 seconds each time. Alcohol gel
works well in most situations (like after coughing, sneezing, or blowing
your nose), but handwashing with soap and water should be performed after
going to the bathroom, before eating, or when your hands are visibly soiled.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the
trash. (Putting a tissue on a table contaminates the surface of the table
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Do not visit hospital patients if you are ill in order to protect patients,
visitors, and staff. Visitation may be limited at the discretion of the
medical providers and hospital staff at any time.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Routinely disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, using a cleaning
spray or wipe.
- Avoid non-essential travel.
If you feel sick, here’s what you should do:
Use home quarantine or home isolation.
- Stay home if you believe you have been exposed to the virus, even if you
are not showing any symptoms, and contact your health care provider.
- Whether you have seasonal flu, the common cold, or something else, it’s
important you stay away from others when sick.
- Monitor yourself for fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Care During a Public Health Emergency
We appreciate your trust in Redlands Community Hospital in providing your
medical care. As you know, we are facing a sustained public health emergency
that has reduced available medical and personnel resources available to
hospitals and patients. During times such as these, it may be necessary
to implement Crisis Standards of care. Redlands Community Hospital has
adopted the California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines.
California is one of a number of states with such guidance. Anchored in
best practices from across the country, and guided by ethical principles
and a commitment to equity, it provides a framework to help health care
facilities and county health departments plan for the potential of a COVID-19
surge that is overwhelming. It aims to ensure that, should conditions
push our systems into providing crisis care, we do so in a coordinated
and thoughtful manner, using a common framework, procedures, and decision
making that best protects the health of all Californians.
Click here to learn more about the
California Crisis Care Continuum Guidelines (PDF).
The CDC has the most current information about the virus, including everything
you need to know about how the virus spreads, how it’s treated,
how to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick. Stay on top of
the latest news by visiting the following websites, which are being updated