Visitor Guidelines effective October 31, 2020

There will be no visitors allowed to our inpatient units, except for:

  • Women and Infants Center patients may have ONE support person and ONE doula as a part of their care team.
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments may have one support person.
  • All patients nearing end-of-life will have special arrangements made on a case-by-case basis.

Emergency department adult patients may have ONE approved support person with the patient for their duration in the emergency department. If the adult patient becomes admitted, inpatient restrictions would apply, and no visitors will be allowed. COVID-19 positives or persons under investigation (PUI) would not have visitors unless special circumstances are necessary.

Emergency department pediatric patients may have TWO parents or guardians present for their duration in the emergency department.

For outpatient appointments and/or procedures, including pediatric patients, ONE approved adult support person may be with the patient for the duration of their procedure or clinical visit. If the patient becomes admitted, inpatient restrictions would apply, and no visitors will be allowed.

Approved support persons must be over the age of 18 and will continue to be screened upon entering the facility for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.

Family members and loved ones should provide nursing staff with their contact information and may call (217) 464-2966 to check on their loved ones.

Waiting Areas

 

Visitors are welcome to wait in guest lounges throughout the facility.

Individuals accompanying patients who are having surgery are asked to wait in the Surgical Services lounge on the second floor. The lounge is located on the upper level of the main lobby and is accessible by stairs or elevator. Visitors should check-in with the lounge volunteer to make sure the physician is able to keep them informed.


Wireless Internet

 

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

Once your laptop or other device has detected the wireless connection to "SMD-GUEST," you will be connected to the internet.

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