Most patients enjoy having visitors and they may even aid in the patient's recovery. Please remember that the patient's well-being is our primary concern at all times.
Due to COVID-19, RMC will continue to limit visitors but may allow the following support person visits as noted.
NO VISITORS/SUPPORT PERSONS will be allowed for patients hospitalized with a respiratory illness.
- Non-respiratory patients may have one identified support person per patient stay.
- Inpatient support person for a Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care patient will be allowed in the patient’s room for two hours maximum per day; M-F 7AM-5PM and Saturday 7AM-12PM--use Entrance A; Sunday 1-5PM--use Entrance E. Support person will need to provide proof of identification. Will be accompanied by a staff member when in transit to and from the patient's room via secured elevator.
- Emergency Department patients will be evaluated by a provider first before the support person is brought back to assure the patient is non-respiratory. Support person will go back to their vehicle until notified.
- Obstetric patients may have one support person per patient stay.
- Patients who are at the end-of-life may have two visitors at a time.
- Patients who are minors (under the age of 18) may have one parent or guardian.
- Patients undergoing surgery may have one support person and remain in the patient room or return to their vehicle.
- Once the support person leaves the patient room, they must leave the hospital.
- Patients coming for other appointments may have one support person if needed. If able, it is preferred you come alone.
Support person must:
- Be well (no fever, cough, or sore throat)
- Not live with someone with respiratory illness (no fever, cough, or sore throat)
- Not live with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days or live with someone with a pending COVID-19 test
- Not have traveled outside of the U.S. in the last 14 days
- Over the age of 18
- Answer screening questions and have their temperature taken upon entry
- Wear a face covering they bring with them (e.g. mask, scarf, bandanna, etc.). It must be worn at all times.
- Practice hand hygiene upon entering and exiting a patient room. Hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the facility.
- Stay in the patient’s room once in the department. If you leave the patient’s room, you need to leave the hospital.
Exceptions may be made for a support person to be with a patient under certain situations. This will be determined on a case by case basis.
All guidelines are subject to change without notice.
As a reminder, when you come to your appointments at RMC or Regional Family Health:
- Please wear a face covering to your appointment (e.g. mask, scarf, bandanna, etc.)
- It is preferred that children do not come with you to your appointment
- If you have respiratory symptoms or a fever, please call us before your appointment
- Everyone is being asked screening questions and having their temperature taken at our facility entrances