Current Guidelines

Effective March 16, 2021

Visiting Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week

NO VISITORS ALLOWED for patients under investigation for possible COVID-19 diagnosis and those confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Emergency department/UrgiCare: 

  • Adult emergency patients - One visitor who must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of visit. 
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments may have one support person.
  • Pediatric emergency patients under the age of 18 may have two parents or guardians present.

Inpatient Units

  • Adult inpatients: One visitor (same person per day) who must stay in the patient’s room for duration of visit.
  • Inpatient end-of-life: Two visitors at a time.

Obstetrics patients: Two support persons during delivery and one (same person) throughout rest of stay.

Surgery (inpatient and outpatient): One visitor to stay in identified area for the duration of the surgical procedure.

Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: One approved adult support person may be with the patient for the duration of their procedure or clinical visit.

  • Patients being provided outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have visitors wait outside until services are complete. All public waiting rooms are currently closed.
  • Pediatric outpatients under the age of 18: Two parents or guardians allowed who must stay in the patient’s room for duration of visit.
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments may have one support person.

Children under 18 are not permitted to visit the hospital.  


Facility access and reminders:
All visitors (except for those with ER patients) MUST enter the building at the blue “Outpatient” sign/entrance between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. to have temperature checked and get screened. 

All public waiting rooms are currently closed.

Our hospital is a safe and healing environment. Threatening or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated.

Hours of St. Elizabeth’s cafeteria and Daily Grind coffee shop are limited. Food deliveries for visitors are not able to be accepted/delivered at this time.

For wayfinding assistance within our facility, visitors should download the HSHS GO St. Elizabeth’s Hospital app for step-by-step directions to patient rooms and service areas. The app is available for Android and Apple devices.
 

Phone Calls

 

Loved ones can be checked on by calling the hospital at 618-234-2120. Family and support persons should make sure to provide the nursing staff with their contact information. In addition, St. Elizabeth’s is working on ways to facilitate electronic communications for those who wish to utilize them including use of iPads and the EASE app to allow real-time updates and videos to family members.

Wireless Internet

 

St. Elizabeth’s is proud to offer free wireless internet access to our patients and their visitors.


Considering Patient Privacy

 

St. Elizabeth's appreciates visitors considerations of our patients’ right to privacy. At any time while visiting friends or loved ones, visitors may be asked to leave the patient room in order for the physician or nursing staff to privately discuss the patient’s care.