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Montage Health and Community Hospital are committed to your health and safety during the pandemic. COVID-19 information and resources

If you have symptoms

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Montage Health eVisit

Montage Health is offering a free eVisit for those with mild respiratory symptoms from the comfort of your own home.

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Flu vs. COVID-19​

Both flu and COVID-19 can have varying degrees of signs and symptoms, ranging from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe symptoms.

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Free testing sites in Monterey County

There are options for free testing in Monterey County and you do not need to have symptoms.

How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick (PDF)


COVID-19 testing FAQs

  1. Can I get tested for the virus at Community Hospital?
    At Community Hospital, testing for the novel coronavirus is only appropriate for people who meet certain criteria. Criteria include both symptoms and assessment of risk factors, like known exposure to a person with COVID-19 and consideration of chronic medical conditions. If you are not having any symptoms, then you would not be tested at this time.
  2. What are the current criteria for being tested at Community Hospital for COVID-19?
    Currently, criteria for testing include the presence of both symptoms and risk factors for COVID-19. Symptoms include fever and cough or shortness of breath. Risk factors taken into consideration for testing include direct contact with someone known to have COVID-19, and the presence of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart, lung, or kidney disease.
  3. Should I come to the hospital if I am ill and think I have COVID-19?
    In order to minimize the chance of spreading contagious viral illnesses within the community, if you are not severely ill it is advised that you stay home and first call your doctor for advice. If you do not have a doctor, you should call the Monterey County Health Department at (831) 755-4500. If you have a severe illness, are unable to breathe, or unable to care for your symptoms at home, then you should seek emergency medical care. You should wear a mask outside the home and inform the healthcare providers immediately upon arrival of your symptoms and exposure to COVID-19. If possible, call the healthcare facility in advance of your arrival to allow them time to prepare to avoid unnecessary exposures.
Still have questions? Call our COVID-19 Information Line: (831) 622-8001

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Local COVID-19 data

May 11, 2021

  • Total COVID-19 patients in hospital: 2
  • COVID-19 patients in ICU: 0
  • Total ICU-level patients (COVID and non-COVID): 6*
  • Recovering inpatients: 1
  • Deaths to date: 80

*Our ICU has 20 beds; we are converting other areas of the hospital to care for ICU-level patients.

COVID-19 test results

  • Patients tested to date: 33,830
  • Positive cases to date: 1,679

COVID-19 cases and admissions for the past 30 days

Monterey County testing and data

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