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

Rubén Sánchez y el programa La Entrevista de Frente desde San Juan Capestrano

El periodista Rubén Sánchez y su programa “La Entrevista en Caliente” se trasladaron al Hospital San Juan Capestrano el 11 de mayo para dialogar con la Lcda. Marta Rivera Plaza y otros profesionales de la salud sobre los temas relevantes de salud mental en Puerto Rico, en el marco de la Semana del Hospital.

Participaron los líderes de salud en Puerto Rico como el Secretario de Salud de Puerto Rico, Dr. Rafael Rodríguez Mercado, el Presidente del Senado de Puerto Rico, Thomas Rivera Schatz y la administradora de la Administración de Servicios de Salud Mental y contra la Adicción (ASSMCA), Suzanne Roig Fuertes.

La Lcda. Rivera Plaza, principal oficial ejecutivo del Hospital San Juan Capestrano, compartió información relevante del hospital, retos y cambios para adaptarse a las necesidades de los pacientes en Puerto Rico en el programa radial que se transmite por WKAQ-AM 580. ¡Ama la Vida! ¡Redescubre la Esperanza!

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.