​We are actively working to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  To ensure the safety of both you and our staff, we have instituted the following visitation policies for our inpatient units: 

  • Our visitation policy has been established to ensure that we protect our patients, staff and visitors and comply with the mandate to maintain social/physical distancing. This is particularly important due to the vulnerable population we serve.
  • At the present time, only two (2) designated adult visitors (visitors must be the same two people every time) who are over the age of 18 are permitted in a patient’s room at any time.  
  • Picture IDs are required for the two designated visitors and must be presented when signing in at the reception desk when entering the building.  If IDs are not provided the visitor may not visit.
  • All visitors must remain in the patient room for the duration of their visit unless staff request due to patient care reasons. 
  • Visitors are required to wear masks throughout the duration of their visit and maintain these masks until the patient is discharged.  Staff may request visitors to assist with care when appropriate.
  • To maintain social distancing visitors will be asked to sit on the side of the bed towards the exterior of the building. Our staff will provide care from the hallway side of the bed whenever possible.
  • FaceTime, Skype and phone calls will be the only approved methods of visitation for all other visitors. No additional visitors, substitute visitors or exceptions to this policy will be permitted at any time.  
  • Window visiting is not permitted. Visitors may not exit or enter through patient room doors (AFHH and DSHH) or any other exterior doors. Visitors must enter and exit through the main entrance only.  
  • Unfortunately, patients whose visitors do not comply with this policy will no longer be permitted to have in person visits.  If necessary, security will be called to enforce this policy and/or remove visitors from the facility. 
  • In the event that a patient meets the case definition for COVID-19 and/or tests positive for the virus no further visitation will be permitted with the exception of a one-time only visitation by 2 identified visitors during the last 24 hours.   Other visitation options such as skype or phone calls can be arranged for a short period of time daily.
Please help us maintain COVID-19 precautions for the safety of your loved one, family, and our staff.