Service and Appointment Changes
See Updated Location & Schedule Changes
The earlier postponement and consolidation of many non-urgent ambulatory and community services has now resulted in the temporary suspension of services at certain WellSpan Health ambulatory facilities. By close of business on March 31, 2020, many WellSpan ambulatory facilities will operate with revised hours of service, and others will suspend all services for the time being.
While some WellSpan Imaging, Lab and Rehabilitation facilities are maintaining their current hours of operation, others have adjusted their hours of operation beginning March 30, 2020. Please visit WellSpan.org/Rehab; WellSpan.org/ImagingSites; and WellSpan.org/LabSites to check current hours of operation for those facilities or visit our Schedule Changes page to see COVID-19-related updates.
Providing high-quality care for every member of our community remains a top priority, and we will continue to provide in-person services in each of our communities based on the urgency of an individual’s clinical need and offer alternative approaches like video and e-visits for home-based care.
Patients who have no emergent health needs and are either confirmed or suspected by a healthcare provider to have COVID-19 can visit one of the dedicated locations for non-emergency treatment of health concerns listed here.
Only impacted patients, those for whom services are being canceled or postponed, will be contacted directly. They will be contacted in the order by which they are scheduled and prior to their appointment.
As of March 23, other ambulatory and community services were temporarily consolidated and/or suspended, including cardiac rehabilitation, imaging, neurodiagnostics lab, pain services/pain centers, pulmonary rehabilitation, pulmonary physiology lab, sleep centers and wound care services.
You can contact your medical office or visit MyWellSpan to check on the status of your appointments.
Birthing at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital
As we continue to prepare for challenges related to COVID-19, any expecting mothers who are planning to have or have had a C-section in the past and are scheduled to deliver at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital will now be scheduled to deliver at WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital.
"This decision was not made lightly but it’s in the best interest of our patients," said Dr. Angelique Ridore from WellSpan OB/GYN. "We know, statistically that 'high risk' deliveries like C-sections need additional resources, and it’s our obligation to prepare for the needs of our patients. During this unprecedented time, we need to find new ways to work with the resources available and working together with WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital allows us to do that. The best interests of our patients are always at the top of each decision we make.”
How many patients will this impact?
This change will impact approximately 15% of patients receiving their care in Waynesboro. We will continually re-evaluate the situation and regularly assess if this change is still necessary. We want to ensure patients receive the very best care and have access to the services they need.
Will the patient be able to have their original OB/GYN deliver?
Care will be provided by an attending physician from the WellSpan OB/GYN Chambersburg location.
Will this change the visitation policy for those patients?
No. The visitation policy that is currently in effect will remain in effect for all of our facilities.
What about other births, not a planned or prior c-section?
Those patients will continue to deliver as planned at WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital.
Following recommendations from federal agencies, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, WellSpan Health is making changes regarding clinical research studies. In an effort to protect our communities, all face-to-face interactive studies are either being modified to virtual communication or paused entirely to prevent contact among participants and staff.