Universal precautions

Due to a rise in COVID–19 cases in the community, Doctors Hospital will be restricting visitation to protect patients, staff, and visitors. Beginning Friday, January 1, 2021:

  • Entry points to the hospital will be limited to:
    • ER
    • Main Entrance
    • Wound Center
  • All visitors must wear a mask, have their temperature taken, and sanitize their hands
  • Visitors must be at least 18 years of age
  • For most patients, visiting hours are from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm and will be allowed one visitor per patient
  • Surgical patients will be able to have one visitor who can remain in the surgery waiting room or main lobby
  • Women’s Center patients will be able to have one visitor, deemed a support person, who is permitted to accompany the patient. However, if the support person leaves the facility outside of visitation hours, they will not be allowed back in until regular visiting hours.
  • Emergency Department patients are not allowed visitors in the lobby but will be allowed one visitor once they are in a room. Minors, patients who need assistance with communication, and patients with disabilities will be permitted one visitor in the lobby area
  • Pediatric patients will be able to have one visitor
  • Burn ICU visitation will be limited to 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm
  • ICU patient visitation will be limited to 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • In certain cases, exceptions will be made based on the circumstances of the patient

Unfortunately, patients who have tested positive for COVID–19 and “Patients under Investigation” will not be allowed visitors.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient’s treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.