Visitor Guidelines & temporary Restrictions

We recognize that visitors, family and friends, play a significant role in our patient’s recovery process; however, to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff from the spread of and potential exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19), we have implemented temporary visitor guidelines and restrictions.

Visitors
There are limited exceptions to this policy and visitor exceptions require a visitor to pass the screening process and remain inside the hospital:
  • COVID Units: No visitors are allowed
  • Inpatient Units: One screened visitor can accompany patient under special circumstances:
    • Activated durable power of attorney (DPOA) when a decision needs to be made
    • Comfort Measures Order—only condition in which two visitors can be allowed at once
    • Activated durable power of attorney (DPOA) when a decision needs to be made
    • Discharge teaching for the following situations
      • Confused patient
      • Complex discharge
      •  Procedure patient discharge
    • 1:1 care to impulsive patients that provides staff assistance
  • Mom’s Place: One support person
  • Outpatient areas: (Cath Lab, Radiology, EP, etc.) One screened companion can accompany patient under special circumstances:
    • Activated durable power of attorney (DPOA) when a decision needs to be made
    • To provide physical support to patient to get to and from procedure
  • Special Care Nursery: Two support persons, with ID bands 
  • Surgical and Procedural Patients
    • Day of procedure when admitted day of procedure: One support person (note: If support person leaves the hospital for any reason they will NOT be readmitted)
    • Patients who are already admitted to the hospital but end up needing surgery may not have a visitor on the day of the procedure
​Mask Policy
  • All visitors and patients entering any of our healthcare facilities must wear a mask at all times. Cloth masks are available for visitors, healthy patients and contractors.
  • Patient & Visitor Screening 
    Anyone who comes to the hospital or a CMC outpatient facility will be screened. Upon arrival, we will take your temperature and ask if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 
    • cough
    • fever
    • shortness of breath/respiratory issues
    • onset of body aches
    • onset loss of taste or smell
Symptomatic patients coming for an appointment or procedure will be addressed on a case by case basis. Any visitor who reports symptoms will be asked to leave.

In addition, we are limiting access points at CMC to the front entrance of the hospital and the sky bridge.
 
 
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TELEHEALTH

As we respond to the coronavirus disease, we are making it easier—and safer—to get care. For appointments that don’t require a physical examination, CMC Primary Care is now offering telehealth visits by either video or telephone.