Current Visitor Restrictions

Visitation for Patients Admitted to the Hospital

One visitor is permitted at a time for each hospitalized patient.

  • A patient can have any number of visitors throughout their hospital stay, but only one can visit at a time.
  • A total of two individuals can visit per day, but at different times. Each visitor can visit for up to 4 hours.

If a patient has only one visitor, that person can stay the entire day, and can leave the hospital and return during that day’s visiting time.

Visitors taking turns to visit a patient are asked to switch outside of the hospital.

All visitors must be at least 18 years old.

Visiting Hours

Visiting hours are between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Visitation is limited to up to 4 consecutive hours per visitor, per day.

Exceptions

  • Patients with COVID: No visitors unless they meet one of the other exceptions.
  • OB Patients in Labor: 1 identified support person and 1 visitor or doula during labor. After delivery, the support person is permitted to stay, and the visitor/doula can visit up to 4 hours each day.
  • End-of-life Patients: 2 individuals may visit at the same time.
  • Emergency Room: No visitors are allowed in the Emergency Room The only exception is for patients for whom a support person is deemed essential to care due to intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments including dementia, and any patients facing imminent end of life
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 2 support persons per day will be allowed to visit the patient, at the same time, for up to four hours between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
    • Both support persons may be present at the same time.
    • Each support person may have one visit per day.

Guidelines for Patients Having Surgery

  • 1 visitor may accompany the patient through the pre-surgical process, but must leave the premises once the patient goes into surgery.
  • If the patient is admitted after surgery, the visitation and exception guidelines will be followed.

Highland Procedures Center, Radiology, Cardiology & Vascular and Radiation Oncology

  • Each patient may have one support person.
  • Support person may wait in the sitting area by the appointment.

When You Visit in the Hospital: Guidelines to Follow

  • A hospital-issued mask (we will provide) must be worn at all times. Wear your mask correctly: nose and mouth must be covered.
  • Wash your hands often: Wash with soap for at least 20 seconds and use sanitizer – ask for some if none is available to you.
  • Individuals who are sick or suspected of having COVID may not visit. You will be screened for symptoms on arrival to the hospital, and your temperature will be checked.
  • After screening, you will receive a visitor pass – which is only a one-day pass.
  • Social distance: stay 6 feet apart from other people.
  • Stay in your patient’s room: no walking in the halls unless necessary. If you smoke, please bring nicotine replacement.
  • When you leave the hospital, help everyone stay safe: remain masked, wash your hands after visiting, and maintain social distancing.