UHD is committed to protecting the health and safety of all who visit our hospital and clinics, including patients, visitors and staff. Due to the presence of COVID in our community, we are temporarily enforcing the following expanded visitor restrictions:
UHD Hospital and Clinic Visitor Restrictions
Updated January 2021
No general visitors are allowed at this time. Visitors that meet exceptions will be screened for symptoms upon entry to the facility utilizing standard screening tools. If a visitor screens positive for any symptoms or exposure to COVID-19, they will not be allowed to visit. Approved visitors must stay in the patient's room for the duration of the visit. Once the visitor leaves the patient room, they must leave the hospital.
Exceptions may apply as determined by the department manager in collaboration with the attending provider. These exceptions include:
- Obstetric patients are allowed one (1) support person for the duration of their hospital stay.
- End-of-life patients (regardless of COVID-19 status) will be allowed to have visitors in small, controlled groups which will be confined to the patient’s room or other appropriate, controlled location, as identified by UHD staff. If Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is necessary for the visit, UHD nursing staff will assist to ensure visitors are protected, educated and following PPE precautions.
- Patients who require assistance, such as those with cognitive impairment, developmental delays, or disruptive behavior where a caregiver or healthcare decision maker is key to providing care or safety (includes mobility challenged patients), are allowed one (1) individual to be present.
- Minors under the age of 18 may have one visitor, a parent and/or legal guardian.
- Patients unable to complete discharge and post op instructions via telephone are allowed one (1) visitor.