Let’s work together to keep everyone safe.
Boulder Medical Center continues to closely monitor COVID-19 updates from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and Boulder County Public Health. We appreciate your cooperation and these and other other precautions we have implemented at all BMC clinics.
Sept. 24, 2020 — Because we appreciate you and our entire community, we are working hard to keep everyone safe during these challenging times. In order to optimize the safety of our patients, staff, and the community, we are asking that University of Colorado-Boulder students transition their doctor visit to a telemedicine appointment until further notice. Click here for details.
Patient and Staff Screening
Boulder Medical Center performs multiple screenings of patients at the time of scheduling, on pre-visit calls, and upon arrival to the building. Staff members are also screened daily. If a patient is found to be untruthful to BMC providers or staff regarding their exposure, risk, or travel, they will be dismissed from the practice upon discovery.
COVID Screening Questions for Patients
Screening patients for COVID-19 before they enter our facilities is an important step we take to create a healthcare environment that is safer for all.
If you are scheduled for an appointment at Boulder Medical Center, please Click Here to view our COVID Screening Questions before coming in for an appointment. You will be also reminded by BMC to review the screening questions as your appointment draws closer.
Masking and Social Distancing
Boulder Medical Center requires universal masking for all patients and staff during their entire visit to all Boulder Medical Canter clinics. If not wearing a properly fitting mask upon arrival, patients will be given one.
Please wear your own mask. To conserve Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical staff use, we ask patients to wear their own masks when visiting our facilities.
Bandanas and neck gaiters NOT allowed. Patients wearing a bandana, neck gaiter, or poor fitting mask will be given a mask prior to entering the building.
Masks for children: Due to shortages of PPE masks for children, we emphasize that they are equipped with masks from home when visiting our clinics.
Social distancing: All of our clinics accommodate social distancing. We ask that all patient remain at least 6-feet apart while visiting Boulder Medical Center.
Guest / Visitor Policies
Guests are NOT permitted inside Boulder Medical Center facilities. Exceptions are for patients needing special assistance, a parent who is alone with their child/children, or special circumstances that have been approved by a specific provider or department.
This policy includes vendors and sales representatives, who are only allowed into clinics if previously cleared by BMC administration.
Caution: Masks with Valves
We no longer allow patients to enter our facilities wearing masks with valves. Unfortunately, these masks do not block transmission of COVID-19 because they allow exhaled air and droplets to escape. If patients and guests come to Boulder Medical Center wearing one of these masks, our COVID screeners will give them a surgical mask to either replace the valved mask, or wear over their valve mask.
Travel and Your Doctor Appointment
If you have recently traveled to areas of high and moderate risk: To optimize patient and staff safety, we recommend patients consider rescheduling or converting you non-urgent/emergent BMC appointment to a telemedicine visit. Not doing so may result in being screened out and denied access to BMC facilities.
To determine your destination risk level please visit the COVID Risk Level Page for local, national, and international locations. U.S. locations are indicated down to the county level and consist of Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green designations. BMC recommends that patients returning within 14 days from areas designated in red or orange to reschedule or convert your appointment to a telemedicine visit.
Telemedicine Appointments are Now Available
Most Boulder Medical Center providers are now available for virtual visits. Virtual visits enable patients to receive the care they need without leaving the comfort of home. Please check with your provider to ask if a video visit is right for you. Click here to learn more about telemedicine at Boulder Medical Center.
BMC Provides a Separate, Isolated Clinic for Respiratory Symptoms
Boulder Medical Center separates those with respiratory illnesses from those who are coming to our facilities for well visits, injuries, and other medical appointments.
Our Respiratory Isolation Clinic at BMC-Broadway in Boulder has a separate entrance and is sealed off from the rest of the building. Respiratory patients come to a separate parking area and entrance on the west side of the building. Registration and clinical assessment is completed in this area and patients do not have access to the remainder of the building.
We optimize patient safety by separating well and sick visits at our other facilities by time of day.
Urgent Care at BMC-Broadway is Open
We are taking every precaution to reduce the spread of infection so you can feel comfortable getting the medical attention you need. Our Urgent Care clinic is available as your first choice for illnesses and injuries that are not life-threatening or if your primary care provider is not available.
Boulder Medical Center provides an Urgent Care setting that is separate from our isolation respiratory clinic. To optimize safety, masks are required for all patients and staff and social distancing measures are in place.
Boulder Medical Center Urgent Care Our clinic is staffed by physicians and registered nurses (mostly family practice and/or emergency room specialists) seven days a week.
Click Here to learn more.
Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitizing
Every Boulder Medical Center facility and each clinical team perform multiple specialized cleaning protocols throughout the day, every day, using healthcare-grade disinfecting products. We are confident that we can provider medical care in a safe environment.
About Medical Procedures and Surgery
Boulder Medical Center physicians have begun to perform some of the surgeries and other procedures that were delayed during the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are in need of surgery or a procedure, contact your BMC provider to see what options are available.
How To: COVID-19 Testing at Boulder Medical Center
- Patients desiring a test must complete a telemedicine or in-person appointment with their BMC provider or urgent care respiratory clinic provider to ensure they meet clinical, regulatory, and payer criteria prior to receiving the test;
- Regarding doctor’s orders for COVID-19 tests, BMC providers are following Colorado Department of Heath & Environment guidelines.