Phone Numbers

Main Campus Front Desk
(803) 791-2000
Public Relations & Marketing
(803) 791-2191
Patient Admissions
(803) 791-2570
Patient Billing (Hospital)
(803) 791-2300
(877) 835-0975

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visitors are no longer allowed in our facilities. This restriction includes the Emergency department, all procedure areas and inpatient units.

— Lexington Medical Center

South Carolina Hospitals Further Restrict Visitors to Protect Patients and Staff

Lexington Medical Center joins all South Carolina hospitals to further restrict visitors to protect our patients, staff and community. This change affects Lexington Medical Center, our community medical and urgent care centers and physician practices.

Effective immediately, visitors are no longer allowed in our facilities. This restriction includes the Emergency department, all procedure areas and inpatient units.

Lexington Medical Center is determining exceptions to this visitation policy based on the following criteria.

  • Obstetrics: Spouse or significant other when the patient is in labor or postpartum
  • Special Care Nursery: One (1) birth parent and one significant other
  • Procedural Areas: One (1) family member in the waiting area and with the patient after his or her procedure
  • Emergency Department: One (1) visitor allowed for pediatric patients only
  • End-of-Life Situations


Approved visitors should use the Main Entrance.

Children younger than 18 years of age are not approved as visitors. Additionally, there will be no visitors for patients suspected of or who have tested positive for COVID-19.

In addition, effective March 23, our ambulatory surgery centers at Lexington Medical Center Lexington and Lexington Medical Center Irmo will be closed.

Patients and approved visitors will be screened by hospital staff before entering any facility and may have to leave based on their screening results.

Further restrictions may be implemented.


Test Results

Lexington Medical Center does not process coronavirus tests in our laboratories. We work with a variety of independent laboratories to process coronavirus tests. Patients can expect to receive their results within seven to 10 business days.

Patients do not need to call independent laboratories as these facilities cannot release coronavirus test results directly to patients or their families. As soon as we receive a patient’s results, we will notify him or her immediately.

Physician Practices and Video Visits

As the latest coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, we are asking that if you are sick with fever and/or respiratory symptoms, please call our office before coming in for your appointment. Visitors not allowed to accompany patients to their appointments.

Your provider may now be using video visits as a convenient alternative to office visits. Your video visit may take place using Zoom, FaceTime or Google Duo. Click Here for Instructions.


Other Services

Please call Lexington Medical Center for the following services.

  • Medical Records: (803) 791-2264
  • Job Interviews: (803) 791-2000
  • Insurance Questions: (803) 791-2300


Vendors

Access will be significantly limited. Vendors who routinely hand deliver supplies and equipment to care areas should contact the area staff and make arrangements to have supplies picked up outside the facility.


Clergy

While we will honor exceptions for critical patients, all clergy members should use the telephone or electronic devices to communicate with parishioners.

Preparations

We continue to monitor the latest daily developments with the 2019 novel coronavirus called COVID-19 and referred to as coronavirus. A multidisciplinary team of clinicians and hospital leaders meets daily to discuss updated information about the virus, evaluate appropriate responses, and establish plans for treatment.

Triage Area

Lexington Medical Center set up a triage area in its Emergency department on the hospital campus in West Columbia.

  • Patients arriving for treatment at the ED who are exhibiting respiratory symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath will be screened in a tented area outside the entrance.
  • They will then receive treatment inside the ED in an area dedicated to treating patients with these symptoms.



Lexington Medical Center is committed to doing everything possible to protect our patients, staff and community.

Coronavirus Patient Information for Pregnant Women

Dr. Paul Browne is an OB/GYN at Lexington Maternal Fetal Medicine specializing in high-risk pregnancies. He participated in an interview with WLTX about what pregnant women should know about coronavirus. Click to watch it.

Extended Care

To best protect residents and employees, visitors are not allowed at Lexington Medical Center Extended Care at this time.

What You Can Do

While a new type of illness can be scary, you can help protect yourself by following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for preventing respiratory illnesses.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Stay home when you’re sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue and put it in the trash immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Get the influenza vaccine.

Resources

The most up-to-date information on the coronavirus can be found on the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.