Temporary Visitor Policy (June 1, 2021)

Visitor Hours are 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, 7 days per week.

  • Inpatient Units – Two visitors per patient is permitted with the following exceptions:
    • Labor and delivery
      • Two visitors are allowed
    • Post-partum unit, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and pediatrics unit
      • Two visitors are allowed and one may stay overnight
    • Facilities with Baker Act Receiving Behavioral Health Units
      • No visitors are allowed except those legally required including a patient's attorney of record, or a state or federal representative on official duty.
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Units
      • For the protection of our patients, visitors, and caregivers, we do not allow visitors to visit COVID-19 patients; nor do we allow visitors to visit those undergoing investigation for COVID-19.

    Exceptions must be approved by the hospital Administrator on Call (AOC) or administration and can be made for end of life situations.

  • Emergency Room – One visitor is allowed per patient in the ER.
  • Patients Undergoing Procedures – One visitor is allowed per patient. Visitor must remain in the designated waiting area. If the patient is admitted, the visitor can visit with the patient after the patient is admitted to his/her room.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 will not be considered for visitation unless they are the parent of a hospitalized child.

New screening process (Effective June 7, 2021)

Passive screening for visitors and non-urgent/emergent patients

To all visitors and all patients, except those coming for urgent or emergent care:

You may only enter the facility if the answer to each of the following questions is “yes.”

  • I have not had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, or thought to have COVID-19, within the last 14 days.
  • I have none of the following symptoms:
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
  • I agree to wear a mask at all times that I am not eating or drinking while in the facility.

Be prepared to confirm that the above is true prior to entering the facility.

Screening process for patients coming for urgent or emergent care

To patients coming for urgent or emergent care:

  • Wear a mask all times while inside the facility.
  • Alert a staff member upon arrival to the Emergency Department if exhibiting any of the possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Patients may consider using phone, Skype, or FaceTime to communicate with family and friends during this time.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.