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Phelps Health Visitor Policy

Visitor Policy

On April 3, in an effort to continue to protect our patients, staff and communities from the spread of COVID-19, we suspended all visitors at all of our locations. However, we realize in some cases, limited exceptions are needed.

Beginning Monday, June 22, one visitor or support person will be allowed in Phelps Health’s surgical, ancillary and diagnostic waiting rooms. Visitors must first complete a wellness screening, remain masked and follow social distancing guidelines.

Our other existing visitor restrictions at Phelps Health remain in place. See below for the current policy:

  • Hospital Inpatient Units—One visitor
  • Emergency Department—One visitor
  • Transitional Care Facility (TCF)—No visitors
  • COVID-19 Units (e.g., patients who have been tested for COVID-19)—No visitors
  • Patients under the Age of 18—One parent or guardian
  • Obstetrics/Labor and Delivery—One visitor
  • Intellectually Disabled Patients—One visitor or caregiver
  • Prisoners—One law enforcement officer
  • Obstetrics Ultrasound—One visitor or support person over the age of 16
  • Surgery, Ancillary and Diagnostic Waiting Rooms—One visitor or support person

Call your provider’s office if you are not sure if you can bring someone with you to your appointment.

If the above criteria is met, please note the following guidelines:

  • All visiting individuals must be adults (18 years or older).
  • All visiting individuals will be required to complete a health screening for wellness (including checking for fever and respiratory symptoms) upon entry at Phelps Health.
  • Individuals showing signs or symptoms of illness will not be allowed to visit.
  • All visiting individuals will be required to wear a mask while at Phelps Health. If someone does not arrive wearing their own mask, one will be provided for them.
  • Visitors will only be allowed during the hours of 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.