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COVID-19 Advisory: Visitor restrictions are in place for all Phoenix Children’s locations. Masks are required for all visitors and for patients ages 2+. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Resource Center.

We screen every patient, visitor and staff member who comes to our hospital and clinics. We also test surgical patients in advance of their procedures as well as any patients who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

Universal Screening

  • Patients and visitors: We screen every patient and caregiver who comes to our hospital or clinics. Anyone who has a fever and/or cold or flu-like symptoms will be asked to reschedule or schedule a telehealth appointment. If this is not possible, they will be provided a medical mask to wear during the visit. Patients and caregivers who do not have symptoms will be permitted to wear their own personal mask. If they do not have their own mask, one will be provided for them.
  • Providers and employees: We screen all staff every time they enter our hospital or other sites of service. This includes recording temperatures and ruling out cold/flu-like symptoms. Any employees with symptoms cannot report to work.

Onsite Testing

  • Surgical patients: All patients scheduled for a procedure that requires anesthesia must be tested 3-4 days in advance. This gives us time to get test results before the procedure.
  • All other patients: Patients who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are placed in strict isolation and tested for COVID-19.
  • Cost of testing: The “cash” price for COVID-19 testing is $85.00, however, insurance and other resources likely are available to cover that cost.  


  • Patients who test positive are placed in a special unit away from other patients, families and visitors.
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