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Page last updated at 10 a.m. on June 15, 2021.
Due to very low positivity rates and increased vaccination rates, beginning Tuesday, June 15, CalvertHealth will no longer require COVID-19 testing fully for vaccinated surgical patients. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series or two weeks after the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Vaccinated individuals are required to have documentation on file prior to their surgical procedure. A photo of the vaccination card can be sent to surgery@calverthealthmed.org with the date of the surgery in the subject line of the email. 

It is important to note that some exceptions will apply, specifically for those procedures that require an overnight stay in the hospital. To ensure the safety of the care teams, those individuals having a procedure in the Surgery Center at CalvertHealth Medical Center that require an overnight stay in the hospital - whether vaccinated or not - will need to provide a COVID test prior to the procedure date. Additionally, individuals who are on immunosuppressive drug therapy or chemotherapy will also be required to have a COVID test even if they are fully vaccinated. 

Patients will learn more at their pre-operative appointment. Please remember that all other COVID safety protocols are in place, including masking, when in a healthcare setting. 

CalvertHealth Medical Group Restricts Visitation

At CalvertHealth Medical Group, our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, employees and the community that we serve. We continue to take proactive measures and as such, CalvertHealth Medical Group is not permitting visitors to the practices. This is done with an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of all our patients, healthcare workers and our partners that assist in the delivery of care today and in the future.

Few exceptions include:

  • Patients under 18 years of age who require a parent/legal guardian will be permitted (1) one support person
  • Oncology patients who require assistance will be permitted (1) support person

CalvertHealth Medical Group acknowledges that this policy may cause some inconvenience for many patients and their family members; however, patient safety and the overall health of the community is the health system’s primary concern.

To support this effort, all visitors will be screened upon arrival. Visitors with a fever or cough will not be permitted.

Primary Care Scheduling Appointments Notice

Understanding that some may prefer telemedicine appointments, for your convenience, telemedicine visits are will be continued, when appopriate, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. If you are experiencing a fever or symptoms of respiratory infection, such as cough or difficulty breathing, or had exposure to a COVID-19 patient, please contact our office at 410.414.2778 so we can assist you with recommendations and arrange a virtual visit or in-office appointment, if indicated.  

The COVID-19 Vaccine:

At CalvertHealth, your health and safety is our top priority. Information about the vaccine is rapidly changing and you may have a lot of questions about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines, as well as how you can obtain a vaccine. We want to provide you with information to make an informed decision. Although there are many reasons to get the vaccine, the most compelling is that it could protect you and those around you from this life-threatening virus.

Even after you are vaccinated, you will still need to follow guidelines or ordinances specific to your area regarding masking, social distancing, handwashing and other hygiene measures. 

Which vaccine is the best? Should I wait to be offered a certain vaccine?
Getting vaccinated with the first vaccine available to you will help protect all of us from COVID-19. Having different types of vaccines available for use, especially ones with different dosing recommendations and storage and handling requirements, can offer more options and flexibility for the public, jurisdictions and vaccine providers.

When can I be vaccinated?
As this time, anyone age 12+ is eligible to receive a vaccine, noting that 12-17 year-olds may only receive the Pfizer vaccine.  

Where can I get vaccinated?
Vaccines are offered through local health departments, primary care offices, mass vaccination sties and pharmacies.

Who can I call if I have questions about the vaccine?
The Calvert County Health Department has set up a call center to assist residents without internet access who wish to register for vaccination. For questions or assistance, residents may call 410-535-0218, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The state of Maryland also has a help line you can call by dialing 855-MDG-OVAX.


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