Visitor Guidelines

Visitor guidelines effective February 1, 2021

Visitors will still be required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospitals and should expect to be screened.

Emergency department:

  • Adult patient: One visitor who must stay 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 support person during the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Pediatrics inpatients: Two parents or guardians allowed.

  • Women and infants center: One support person and one visitor who must stay the same for the duration of the hospital stay.

  • NICU patients: Two parents and two care partners 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 at a time.

  • Surgery (inpatient and outpatient): One visitor in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.

  • Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: Patients 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: One support person. These guidelines are subject to change at any time to address the health needs of our communities.

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) 544-6464 to check on their loved ones.