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Monitoring COVID-19

In an effort to confront emerging challenges related to COVID-19 transmission in the community, and to protect patients and staff, Mount Auburn Hospital has initiated measures to prevent avoidable transmissions.

What to do if you feel ill

If you are experiencing any one of the following:

  • Symptoms of fever, sore throat, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, or a headache, OR
  • If you have traveled to any of the countries or states listed on the CDC's travel warnings, OR
  • If you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19

Please contact your primary care provider prior to visiting a health care facility.

Based on your symptoms your provider will determine the appropriate steps for you to take, which may simply be to stay at home to reduce the possibility of spreading the disease to others. Only certain situations require a visit to a hospital or other location for COVID-19 testing. If you do not have a primary care provider, please call the hospital before visiting in-person; however, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Mount Auburn Hospital, as well as all other Beth Israel Lahey Health hospitals and physicians' offices, are prepared to respond to this pandemic. For more information, please visit the BILH Coronavirus Resource Center or contact the Massachusetts Department of Public Health by calling 2-1-1.

View an educational video in American Sign Language (ASL) on an overview of COVID-19 using the current CDC guidelines.

Information for Visitors

Review our current Visitor Guidelines here. This policy provides guidelines for screening of visitors and restrictions on visitor access to Mount Auburn Hospital and MAPS ambulatory practices. This policy replaces prior Mount Auburn Hospital Interim Visitor policies which were enacted during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Classes for Childbirth and Wellness

Childbirth Classes are held virtually, please visit our Childbirth Education section for more information or to register for classes.

The Herzstein Wellness Center is holding virtual classes. Visit the Herzstein Wellness Center for more information or to register, or call 617-499-5197 or email us.

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

As a not for profit, Mount Auburn Hospital relies on the philanthropic support of friends like you, especially at times like these. We have established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to provide needed resources as we quickly and strategically respond to our community's evolving needs. Please help by making a gift now.

Messages to our Primary Care Patients and Parents-to-be

Mount Auburn Hospital continues to provide high-quality safe care to our patients. Please read our messages to learn more about our telehealth and virtual online classes.

Herzstein Wellness Center Spring 2021 Classes

Our Spring 2021 programs will be virtual through a Zoom invitation and require pre-registration. For more about our classes call 617-499-5197 or email

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