Visitor Guidelines

Effective November 24, 2021

Visiting hours: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days a week.

The CDC still requires visitors to wear a mask at all times in health care settings and visitors should expect to be screened.

All visitors/support persons must be over the age of 18. 

Emergency department:

  • Adult patient: Two visitors per patient per day during the hours of 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.  

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

Inpatient units:

  • Adult inpatients: Two visitors per patient per day during the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Pediatrics inpatients: Two parents or guardians allowed.

  • Women and infants center: Two support persons during delivery who must stay the same for the duration of the hospital stay. 

  • NICU patients: Two parents allowed. Individuals must remain the same for the duration of hospital stay. Two people are allowed in 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): Two visitors in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.

  • Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: Two visitors may accompany the patient or wait in designated waiting areas.  Patient receiving outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have visitors wait outside until services are complete.

  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments: Two support persons.

These guidelines are subject to change at any time to address the health needs of our communities.

Support persons who have any of the following symptoms or are not feeling well will NOT be allowed to visit:

  • Fever or chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Exposure to a known COVID-19 person in the past 14 days

If the support person had COVID-19 he/she may not come to the hospital until 14 days after onset of symptoms or positive COVID-19 test AND at least 24 hours fever free with improvement in symptoms.