Visitors for Hospital Patients

Thank you for your assistance and understanding in keeping everyone safe!

Effective immediately, visitor restrictions will be adjusted to accommodate our patients and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Visitors for Outpatient, Ambulatory, Emergency Department, and Hospitalized Patients 

  • Patients will be permitted two (2) support people/visitors at a time.
  • Patients admitted to the hospital through the emergency room may be accompanied by a support person/visitor.
  • No visitation will be permitted by anyone under the age of 18 unless they are the parent or legal guardian of a pediatric patient.
  • No visitation will be permitted for outpatient testing, such as non-invasive radiology testing, routine X-rays, and lab studies unless the patient requires mobility, language, cognitive, or other assistance.
  • Minor patients (under 18 years of age) may have two (2) support persons/visitors in the emergency department and inpatient setting, but this is limited to only parents or guardians.
  • Visitation for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases:
    • Can be permitted in circumstances involving "end of life" or hospice care
    • Will be addressed based on clinical care guidance and available personal protective equipment to ensure visitation can occur safely

Screening and Mask Guidelines

All visitors are required to wear a mask.

  • No COVID-19 positive persons or symptomatic individuals awaiting test results will be permitted to visit patients.
  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms or exposure history.
  • Visitors will be asked to leave the facility if they have had symptoms or a positive test in the past 10 days or exposure in the last 14 days.
  • Visitors that refuse a COVID-19 screening will be prohibited from visiting to protect all patients and staff.
  • Employees, staff, patients, and visitors must wash their hands, and/or use hand sanitizer, before and after leaving rooms and hospital buildings.
  • Visitors should wear a mask when in the common areas of the hospital facility, such as hallways, public restrooms, gift shops, and dining areas.
  • Visitors will be asked to wear their mask when a caregiver is present in a patient room.
  • Patients and visitors may provide and wear their own mask or will be required to accept and wear the mask provided by the hospital facility.
  • Masks or facial coverings must fully cover the nose and mouth.
  • If a visitor refuses to wear a mask, the visitor may be asked to leave the facility.