Visitors for Miami Valley Hospital Patients

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

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

Patients will be permitted one (1) support person/visitor per day. The support person/visitor will generally only be allowed to enter Miami Valley Hospital between the hours of 6 am to 8 pm. The support person/visitor may enter the hospital for emergency purposes outside of the previously listed hours through the emergency department or maternity entrances.

  • 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.
  • No support persons/visitors will be permitted for confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases except in circumstances involving “end of life” or hospice care. In these situations, visitation will be permitted one person at a time.

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 respiratory symptoms of unknown origin or exposure to anyone with COVID-19 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 must wear a mask or face covering at all times, including in patient rooms.
  • 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.