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Reminders during COVID-19

Don't Delay Your Care

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Visit our Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center

  • Our hospital emergency room and freestanding E.R. at Brownwood are open and safely providing the care you need right away.
  • The Urgent Care Center on the campus of UF Health Leesburg Hospital is only equipped at this time to provide testing for symptomatic COVID-19 cases. If you are NOT experiencing symptoms or are concerned that you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please contact the Lake County Department of Health for testing.

Focus on Your Safety

UF Health The Villages® Hospital adheres to a number of measures designed to protect our patients, visitors and staff. Thank you for placing your trust in us to meet your health care needs.

  • One visitor per patient is allowed in the hospital for the duration of the patient's stay.
  • No one under the age of 18 is permitted to visit in the hospital.
  • All patients and visitors will continue to be medically screened, including temperature checks, at hospital entrances upon arrival.
  • Visitors and staff are required to wear face masks at all times while in the hospital.
  • All UF Health hospitals have developed and implemented a comprehensive strategy for ensuring available capacity to treat COVID-19 patients in the event of a surge.
  • Rapid COVID-19 testing is available at UF Health hospitals and will be used when patients meet criteria for COVID-19 screening.
  • Positive COVID-19 hospital patients will continue to be isolated in special remote units separated from other patients and fitted with HEPA filters.
  • A hospital staff will continue to adhere to best practice public health guidelines as set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Florida Department of Health, including mandatory masking, enhanced hand hygiene and physical distancing.

Proper Masking

Visitors at UF Health The Villages® Hospital are NOT permitted to wear any mask with an exhalation valve, regardless of whether a filter is present, unless a second ear loop or surgical mask is worn and completely covers the valve part of the mask. Visit CDC.gov/coronavirus to see the latest guidelines related to the use of exhalation valve masks.

Visit UF Health's COVID-19 webpage for detailed and up-to-date information.