Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at San Juan Capestrano Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at San Juan Capestrano Hospital.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

San Juan Capestrano Pionero en CPR-Emocional

Desde el martes 15 de diciembre hasta el jueves 17, el Hospital San Juan Capestrano recibirá la visita del Dr. Daniel Fisher, psiquiatra que fue diagnosticado con esquizofrenia cuando era estudiante de medicina en la Universidad de Harvard y hoy es Director Ejecutivo de la “National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery”.

El Dr. Fisher hablará sobre el programa “CPR Emocional”, un nuevo movimiento que busca conectar, dialogar y respetar al paciente en crisis emocional severa para llevarle hacia la recuperación, el equilibrio y la paz.

El Dr. Fisher ofrecerá este adiestramiento a los profesionales de San Juan Capestrano. De esta manera Capestrano se convierte en el primer hospital en Puerto Rico autorizado por la Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) para capacitar a otros profesionales de la salud y organizaciones, escuelas, entidades gubernamentales y salas de emergencia hospitalarias, entre otros, para manejar a personas en crisis emocional severa mediante el programa CPR Emocional.

Se invita al público en general a asistir y participar en un Conversatorio con el Dr. Fisher el jueves 17 de diciembre, a la 1:30PM, en las nuevas facilidades del Hospital Capestrano. Esta actividad es libre de costo. Para mayor información y confirmar asistencia, favor llamar al (787) 625-2900 ext 2114.

-La puesta al día: El Hospital San Juan Capestrano recibió la certificación en CPR Emotional

Even though I was scared to get help for my anxiety, deciding to go to San Juan Capestrano Hospital was the best decision I made for my health.

– Sofia H.