To Our Valued Patients and Employees,
Monterey Peninsula Surgery Center prioritizes the health and safety of our patients and staff. As you know, there are continuing developments regarding Corona Virus (COVID-19). MPSC follows CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) and CDPH (California Department of Public Health) guidelines to ensure continued quality patient care.
If you are scheduled for a procedure at MPSC, we realize you may have many questions prior to your arrival. In order to help you prepare for your visit, please review our Prepare for Your Visit FAQs so you know what you can expect, things to do before arrival and thoughts on who you may need to help you prepare for your visit.
We recognize that each person who seeks care for themselves or a loved one has specific rights related to that care. Read about your patient rights and responsibilities
MPSC adheres to the highest infection control standards and maintains an infection rate that is among the lowest in the nation. Our equipment sterilization, environmental cleaning, disinfection, and air filtration systems meet national standards. MPSC’s physicians and staff perform optimal hand-hygiene practices before and after any patient contact. Additionally, MPSC makes available hand-sanitizer dispensers throughout our facilities. Prior to admission to the surgery center, all incoming patients are screened for symptoms of any illness, including those related to COVID-19. Patients are requested to disclose any significant travel history to one of the affected areas in the last 14 days, or if they have known direct contact with a COVID-19 patient. Upon arrival and prior to admission, all patients are screened for fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc. Patients experiencing symptoms or exposure will be required to postpone their procedure until their condition is resolved.
For the latest updates and information on how to prevent and prepare for COVID-19, please visit:
US Center for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
California Department of Public Health – https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx
Monterey County Health Department – https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency – https://www.santacruzhealth.org/HSAHome/HSADivisions/PublicHealth/CommunicableDiseaseControl/Coronavirus.aspx