Westerly Hospital works to keep patients and staff safe during these unprecedented times

Monday, April 6, 2020

COVID-19 tent


Westerly, RI (April 6, 2020) – Westerly Hospital has set up a triage tent outside the emergency department’s entrance to screen patients who might have symptoms of COVID-19. Patients who present with other emergent issues and non-COVID-19 symptoms will continue to use the hospital’s main entrance.

Westerly Hospital is taking these extra measures in separating possible COVID-19 patients to further protect our community and colleagues. Please also remember that if you feel ill, call your healthcare provider before coming to the hospital. Many people with COVID-19 can be safely cared for at home. If you think you may have been exposed or if you have symptoms you can also call the Yale New Haven Health Call Center at 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644) 7 days a week, 7 am - 7 pm.

A tent has also been set up in the back of the hospital campus to screen healthcare workers who might have symptoms of COVID-19.




Westerly Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health, is a 125-bed hospital that has been providing residents of southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut with a full range of inpatient and outpatient services in a community hospital setting for more than 90 years. Westerly Hospital patients receive the finest quality treatment in the following areas of care: emergency, medical, surgical, radiology, laboratory and rehabilitative services. The hospital also offers heart and vascular care, interventional pain management, wound care, pulmonary rehabilitation services, inpatient geriatric psychiatric care and comprehensive cancer care provided through the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center. All inpatient rooms are private.