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Screening before admission

Laatste wijziging: 21 april 2022

Which patients require screening?

  • Patients with COVID-19 symptoms are always screened on admission.
  • All patients with overnight stay, EXCEPT patients for:
    • PAAZ
    • Palliative care
  • Depending on the reason for your visit to our hospital, COVID screening may be required.


How does it work?

3 days before your planned surgery/stay

An appointment will be made to test you regarding Covid-19. At the latest three days before the scheduled admission or intervention, one of our employees will call you to make an appointment (on day 2 before admission).

If you have 1 or more of the following complaints 14 days before the planned operation, you will be asked to contact your treating physician and log your temperature the day before and on the day of the screening examination:

  • A body temperature higher than or equal to 37.5 degrees Celsius
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea, diarrhoea


Even if you are currently in quarantine due to close contact with someone who is Covid positive or who has been on holiday in a region coloured red by the FPS Foreign Affairs for the past 14 days, you should contact your treating physician to discuss whether or not the admission will be postponed.


2 days before your planned surgery/stay

The pre-admission screening takes place in the ‘Kasteelgebouw’, (‘Kapel’ entrance) on the Salvator campus.


  • To read our four-step procedure upon arrival, please click here.
  • Once you’ve disinfected your hands and are wearing a face mask, please proceed towards the screening room.
  • Ideally, you attend your screening individually. Should you require an attendant, you can have one person accompanying you, preferably someone from your own family. This attendant brings their own face mask or can obtain one from the hospital. The attendant should be in good health as well, display no symptoms related to Covid-19 and should not have travelled to a region flagged red by the FPS Foreign Affairs. 
  • Throughout your visit in the hospital, Jessa Ziekenhuis has a comprehensive protection policy in place.


Next steps

If your test comes out negative, your admission or surgery can take place as planned. The result of your Covid-19 test remains valid for 60 hours.

Your treating physician will contact you in the event of a positive test result. Your planned surgery or stay will be postponed for at least two weeks, and you are provided with guidelines regarding self-isolation. In line with the Sciensano procedures, we will also perform contact tracing.



Do you have questions regarding your pre-admission screening? Please reach out via +32 13 55 07 55 or +32 11 33 86 03.