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Sheba Medical Center COVID-19 Guidelines for Patients and Visitors

COVID-19 Guidelines and Summit of Hospital Executives hosted by Sheba Medical Center
Per Sheba Medical Center COVID-19 guidelines, all institutes, clinics, and medical services are open and provide the full range of medical care.

However, per the Israeli Ministry of Health’s directives, and as part of the State of Israel’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask patients and visitors at Sheba to comply with the following guidelines:

Accompanying carer/escort: If you require an escort/carer during your visit to Sheba, you are allowed to have only one person accompany you. This person must be under the age of 70.

Visits to the Maternity Wards:
Visits are limited to one first-degree relative only. We advise not to visit the maternity wards with children.

Visits to the Hospitalization Wards: Such visits should be avoided as much as possible.

Persons with COVID-19 symptoms: Individuals who are in isolation and experience symptoms of fever and/or breathing difficulties are asked not to come to the hospital. In accordance with the Israeli Ministry of Health guidelines, please call Magen David Adom at 101.

Appointments to Sheba’s Clinics: Individuals confined to home isolation who have an appointment at a clinic, even the Cancer Center clinics, can conduct their appointment/consultation online without leaving home. Contact your clinic for more details.

We request that you abide by these guidelines to protect everyone’s health.

Frequently asked questions:

How to protect against COVID-19 when visiting a clinic?
In clinics that perform examinations and invasive tests, such as blood tests and diagnostic imaging, each patient will be allowed one escort. Other clinics will utilize telemedicine to reduce unnecessary risks. When visiting any clinic please maintain social distancing, wash your hands frequently and wear a mask at all times.

What treatment do patients with COVID-19 receive?
As per Sheba Medical Center COVID-19 guidelines, the treatment given is mainly supportive, namely bringing down the fever and ensuring good hydration. Patients are further treated based on the severity of their condition: extra oxygen, respiratory assistance and support of the body’s vital systems whether with drugs or medical devices. There are drugs available that are intended to kill the virus, but their efficacy has not yet been conclusively proven. In Israel, these drugs are given based on the patient’s condition and on the recommendation of the infectious diseases medical team.

How can you protect yourself?
Adhere to the Israeli Ministry of Health’s recommendations, as follows:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often, or with a hand sanitizer (especially after coughing and sneezing and after contact with or around a person who is ill).
  • Avoid close contact with people who have an acute respiratory illness and keep at least one meter away from persons who are ill or show symptoms of sneezing and coughing.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a disposable tissue and then discard it immediately.
  • Do not use shared utensils.
  • Do not visit public places if you are not feeling well.
  • Whenever possible, wear a mask when in public spaces.

I’m in home isolation. May I visit a clinic for a scheduled appointment?
According to the Israeli Ministry of Health’s guidelines, you must remain in isolation for the entire prescribed period. If your medical condition deteriorates, please contact Magen David Adom at 101.

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