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TEMPORARY POLICY CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19

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-19 we are temporarily enforcing the following visitor restrictions:

URGENT CARE: UHD is not currently offering walk-in Urgent Care through our Emergency Room. Please call to schedule a Same Day Appointment, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Blue Earth Clinic  507-526-7388
Wells Clinic  507-553-6550

VISITOR POLICY: Updated April 29, 2021

Visitors will be screened 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.

Screened, qualified visitors are encouraged stay in the patient's room while visiting.

Exceptions may apply as determined by department manager in collaboration with the attending provider.

  • Patients are allowed two visitors per hospital visit. These visitors must be consistent throughout the hospital stay.
  • Obstetric patients are allowed 2 support people for the duration of their hospital stay.
  • Patients who are at the end-of-life (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. If PPE is necessary for visit, nursing will assist and ensure visitors are educated and follow PPE precautions.
  • Patients who require assistance: cognitive impairment, developmental delays, or disruptive behavior where caregiver or healthcare decision maker is key to providing care or safety (includes mobility challenged patients) are allowed two individuals to be present if necessary.
  • Minors under the age of 18 may have two visitors, a parent and/or legal guardian.

 

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