Effective tomorrow, Thursday, December 23, 2021, HSHS St. John’s Hospital will allow one visitor per patient.

All visitors must continue to follow hospital-specific processes for entry into the facility. All visitors must have their temperature checked and be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. In addition, medical grade masks (non-cloth) are mandatory. Visitors must be age 18 or older, unless they are the parent of a child receiving care.

No visitors are allowed for patients under investigation for possible COVID-19 diagnosis and those confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Guidelines for specific areas in the hospital are as follows:

Emergency department:

  •  Adult patient: One visitor who must remain in the patient’s room for duration of visit.
  • Pediatric patient: Two parents and/or guardians who must stay in the patient’s room for duration of visit.

Inpatient units:

  • Adult inpatients: One visitor per patient per day during the hours of 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Pediatric inpatients: Two parents or guardians allowed.
  • Women and infants center: Two support persons during delivery who must remain the same for the duration of the hospital stay.
  • NICU patients: Two parents allowed. Individuals must remain the same for the duration of the hospital stay. Two people are allowed in the room at once.
  • End-of-life patients: Two visitors per patient per day. Please call the hospital (217-544-6464) for guidance in specific situations.

Surgery (inpatient and outpatient):

  • One visitor in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.

Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services:

  • One visitor may accompany the patient or wait in designated waiting areas.
  • Patients receiving outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have their visitor wait outside until services are complete.

Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments:

  • One support person.

Visitor guidelines are subject to change at any time to address the health needs of our communities. By putting these guidelines in place, St. John’s Hospital is exemplifying its commitment to the dignity and care of all, especially the most vulnerable among us.

Media Contact

Jennifer Snopko

Manager - Marketing and Communications
HSHS St. John's Hospital
Office: (217) 814-7857
jennifer.snopko@hshs.org

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