Our hospital is closely monitoring the updates in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We are taking all precautions and are prepared to treat our patients if they become ill. 

Safety is our First Priority:

Here are just some of the ways we are protecting our patients and staff.

  • Limited visitation policy - see below for the most updated policy
  • All patients and those coming into the hospital must wear a mask
  • Staff wearing proper PPE at all times (including but not limited to masks, shields, gloves, & gowns)
  • Ensuring social distancing by limiting the amount of seating in our waiting areas
  • High touch public areas are cleaned all throughout the day, special attention to waiting areas, restrooms, hand rails and door knobs
  • UV Moon beam cleaning system used in the public restrooms
  • Hand sanitizer throughout the building
  • Spreading out appointment times to allow for extra time between appointments for extra cleaning of equipment
  • Phone registration and outdoor collection for COVID testing
  • Separate routes for suspect cases into the hospital than those without



To limit exposure and protect our guests and staff, the following interim visitation adjustments have been made:

Effective  4/17/20

No visitors will be allowed.

Persons presenting for testing or treatment will need to enter through the Emergency Room Entrance. 

Everyone will have their temperature taken. No one may access the building with a temperature of 100 or higher unless being treated.


Thanks to our Staff

We have dedicated a place to share thanks, encouragement or well wishes for our staff as they work to care for our community. We will be sharing these messages with them through our internal newsletter and social media. Click here and click add to share a message or image.

An important message from the Wood County Health Department, Bowling Green City, Bowling Green State University and Wood County Hospital.


Wood County Hospital announcements will be shared as they become available. For immediate updates, follow us on twitter @WCHosp.

What we know

What you should know

The most up-to-date information on the virus

ODH Director's Stay at Home Order

FAQ's Regarding Stay at Home Order


What to do if you have symptoms

CDC fact sheet

Ohio updates

Government updates

Donations - including PPE



How is COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is spread in the same way that seasonal flu can be spread, from person to person within close contact and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Spread can be prevented by avoiding crowded/close conditions and frequent hand hygiene.

Who are at high risk?

Populations at high risk of severe illness are the elderly, and persons with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, COPD, or CHF.

Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. For more information about those at risk, visit the CDC’s current Risk Assessment page.

Where can I get more information?

For the latest information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, click here. 

To contact the Ohio Department of Health call 1(833) 427-5634

To contact the Wood County Health Department, visit their website or call (419) 352-8402