Visiting Guidelines

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.

Visiting Hours

7AM - 8:30PM

M-F, 7AM-5PM, use Entrance A
M-F 5-8:30PM, use Entrance E
Sat-Sun, use Entrance E


Mask Policy

Effective on Friday, December 16, 2022 until further notice, Regional Medical Center and Regional Family Health clinics will resume universal masking. This is due to high respiratory illness and increased hospitalizations in our communities.

Masks will continue to be provided and available upon entry to our facilities and clinics.


General Guidelines

  • No visitors under the age of 14
  • No visitor/support persons will be allowed for patients who have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.
  • All visitors must be feeling well (no fever, new loss of taste or smell, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, headache, nausea/vomiting, body aches, or chills).  Anyone with respiratory disease or signs of communicable infection will NOT be permitted to visit.
  • Parents are responsible for their child’s conduct while at the hospital.
  • In the event of communicable disease outbreaks, ALL visitations may be restricted.
  • Quiet should be maintained.
  • Dependent visitor supervision must be provided by an adult other than the patient.
  • Visitors must not interfere with the activities of the staff.
  • Visitors should not bring food to the patients unless specially advised to do so.
  • Visitors should not congregate in patient care areas.
  • Visitors must not sit on patient's beds.
  • Smoking/vaping/tobacco products are not allowed at any location.
  • No one shall be allowed to visit patients in the hospital without wearing shoes and shirts.
  • Nursing staff reserves the right to remove visitation privileges per individual patient situation.
  • Patients in critical condition and end-of-life patients may have visitors at the discretion of the provider.
  • 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.


Emergency Department

In helping to preserve patient privacy, all visitors must stay in the ER bays and keep the doors and curtains closed.

Non-COVID Patients

  • No visitors under the age of 14
  • Limit of 2 visitors at a time

COVID-19 Positive Patients

  • No visitor/support persons will be allowed for patients who have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. 

Medical / Surgical / Intensive Care

Patients at end-of-life may have visitors assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Non-COVID Intensive Care Patients

  • No visitors under the age of 14
  • Limit of 2 visitors at a time

Non-COVID Medical/Surgical Patients

  • No visitors under the age of 14

COVID-19 Positive Patients

  • No visitor/support persons will be allowed for patients who have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis

Obstetrics and Family Health

Non-COVID Patients

  • No visitors under the age of 14

COVID-19 Positive Patients

  • OB patients with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis can have 1 support person during hospitalization. Support person must stay in the room the entire time the OB patient is here. If the support person leaves RMC, they are not allowed to re-enter.
  • No visitors will be allowed for patients who have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

Surgical / Recovery Room

Non-COVID Patients

  • Recovery room visitors are limited to immediate family only and at the discretion of the nursing staff
  • No visitors under the age of 14

COVID-19 Positive Patients

  • No visitor/support persons will be allowed for patients who have a positive COVID-19 diagnosis

All guidelines are subject to change without notice. (11/16/22)