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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates - Testing is available by appointment at all our Urgent Care locations, including for out-of-state summer travel requirements.
Please check our new visitor policy effective June 12.

News Releases

COVID-19: Contact Tracing

Baker-Polito Administration Provide Update on Community Tracing Collaborative

On Thursday, May 7, the Baker-Polito Administration joined Partners in Health and local public health officials to provide an update on contract tracing efforts through the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) launched last month. The initiative focuses on tracing the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients, and supporting individuals in quarantine, building on COVID-19 Response Command Center efforts to leverage public health college students to augment the contact tracing being done by local boards of health. On Thursday, May 7, the Baker-Polito Administration joined Partners in Health and local public health officials to provide an update on contract tracing efforts through the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative (CTC) launched last month. The initiative focuses on tracing the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients, and supporting individuals in quarantine, building on COVID-19 Response Command Center efforts to leverage public health college students to augment the contact tracing being done by local boards of health.
Jeanna Barbieri in ED

Pictures for Patients

For families with a loved one admitted to the hospital, we know how hard it is to be apart as we maintain a no visitor policy to protect patients and staff. The goal of Pictures for Patients is to bring families a little closer to their loved one during such a stressful time. For families with a loved one admitted to the hospital, we know how hard it is to be apart as we maintain a no visitor policy to protect patients and staff. The goal of Pictures for Patients is to bring families a little closer to their loved one during such a stressful time.
UMass Lowell Alternate Care Site Image

Lowell General Hospital creating alternative care site at UMass Lowell

In collaboration with the Governor’s Office, the City of Lowell, UMass Lowell and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Lowell General Hospital is preparing an alternative care site to provide additional bed capacity to the Merrimack Valley in anticipation of a continued rise in cases of COVID-19. In collaboration with the Governor’s Office, the City of Lowell, UMass Lowell and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Lowell General Hospital is preparing an alternative care site to provide additional bed capacity to the Merrimack Valley in anticipation of a continued rise in cases of COVID-19.
LGH Accepting Donations

Lowell General Hospital is Accepting Donations

Your support is more important now than ever. A financial contribution to the COVID-19 Relief Fund at Lowell General Hospital allows us to respond to the most urgent needs of our hospital, staff and patients. Your gift allows us to support our workforce as they courageously care for our patients every day. Your support is more important now than ever. A financial contribution to the COVID-19 Relief Fund at Lowell General Hospital allows us to respond to the most urgent needs of our hospital, staff and patients. Your gift allows us to support our workforce as they courageously care for our patients every day.
Fabric Surgical Masks

Calling Our Crafty Community

The hospital, along with other hospitals across the country, is carefully managing a limited supply of masks due to long back orders. To remain prepared, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved the use of fabric face masks in the face of this public health crisis. The hospital, along with other hospitals across the country, is carefully managing a limited supply of masks due to long back orders. To remain prepared, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has approved the use of fabric face masks in the face of this public health crisis.
Man on phone

All Circle Health urgent care locations remain open, but ask patients to schedule by phone

As part of our continuing efforts to protect patients and staff from spread of COVID-19, Circle Health urgent cares will require patients with minor illnesses and injuries to schedule appointments by phone. As part of our continuing efforts to protect patients and staff from spread of COVID-19, Circle Health urgent cares will require patients with minor illnesses and injuries to schedule appointments by phone.
Rescheduling Elective procedures

Lowell General Hospital rescheduling non-urgent and elective clinical cases

As part of our hospital’s ongoing COVID-19 preparedness efforts, Lowell General Hospital is taking important steps to keep our patients and staff safe and to reduce the impending burden on our health care system. We are cancelling and rescheduling all non-urgent surgical procedures and care. Elective and non-urgent care is considered any procedure, test, therapy, or clinic visit that can be safely delayed, without threat to the health or safety of our patients. As part of our hospital’s ongoing COVID-19 preparedness efforts, Lowell General Hospital is taking important steps to keep our patients and staff safe and to reduce the impending burden on our health care system. We are cancelling and rescheduling all non-urgent surgical procedures and care. Elective and non-urgent care is considered any procedure, test, therapy, or clinic visit that can be safely delayed, without threat to the health or safety of our patients.
Saints mobile tent set up crew

Lowell General Hospital sets up mobile tent as part of COVID-19 response planning

In collaboration with Chelmsford Emergency Management and the City of Lowell, Lowell General Hospital will set up a tent at its Saints campus this weekend to accommodate additional testing when more tests become available In collaboration with Chelmsford Emergency Management and the City of Lowell, Lowell General Hospital will set up a tent at its Saints campus this weekend to accommodate additional testing when more tests become available
Patient with visitor bedside

Lowell General Hospital imposes visitor restrictions to protect patients, staff

Under guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and Lowell Department of Public Health (DPH), Lowell General Hospital is implementing several measures in an effort to protect patients and staff and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Effectively immediately, visitors are limited to two (2) per patient and must be 18 years or older. The hospital encourages members of the community to refrain from visiting the hospital or outpatient centers unless they have a scheduled appointment or urgent need. Under guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and Lowell Department of Public Health (DPH), Lowell General Hospital is implementing several measures in an effort to protect patients and staff and limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Effectively immediately, visitors are limited to two (2) per patient and must be 18 years or older. The hospital encourages members of the community to refrain from visiting the hospital or outpatient centers unless they have a scheduled appointment or urgent need.
Dr. Mary Lynn Joe

Urgent Care Director Earns National Honor

When it comes to prescribing antibiotics appropriately, accurately and safely in an urgent care setting, Circle Health and is Medical Director of Urgent Care stand above the crowd. Dr. Mary Lynn Joe, MD, FACEP, is the first-ever recipient of the Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award given from the College of Urgent Care Medicine® (CUCM) in conjunction with the Urgent Care Association (UCA) and the Urgent Care Foundation (UFA). When it comes to prescribing antibiotics appropriately, accurately and safely in an urgent care setting, Circle Health and is Medical Director of Urgent Care stand above the crowd. Dr. Mary Lynn Joe, MD, FACEP, is the first-ever recipient of the Antibiotic Stewardship Champion Award given from the College of Urgent Care Medicine® (CUCM) in conjunction with the Urgent Care Association (UCA) and the Urgent Care Foundation (UFA).
Blue Distinction for both Spine and Hip/Knee

Lowell General Earns Blue Distinction® Center+ Designation for Spine, Knee and Hip Replacement Surgeries

Blue Cross Blue Shield has selected Lowell General Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery, as well as Knee and Hip Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers® are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations. Blue Cross Blue Shield has selected Lowell General Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery, as well as Knee and Hip Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction Centers® are nationally designated healthcare facilities that show a commitment to delivering high-quality patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation and quality organizations.
FYH Winter 2020 cover

Read our Winter 2020 issue of For Your Health magazine

"For Your Health" is Circle Health's free magazine, which is published several times a year, providing you and your family with information to help you make good health decisions. "For Your Health" is Circle Health's free magazine, which is published several times a year, providing you and your family with information to help you make good health decisions.

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