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Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

Baptist Health System facilities remain open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Adjustments to scheduled procedures and appointments will be made as requested by the physician, patient or as required by official local or national public health authorities. Thank you for understanding our need to take these measures for the safety of all.

Visitor Restrictions

We are closely monitoring the current increase in positive COVID-19 cases, and we continue to work with Metropolitan Health, state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond appropriately.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have re-instituted a no-visitor policy at all of the Baptist Health System hospitals.

There are some exceptions that are being made to this policy:

  • Emergency Department – pediatric, neonatal and patients with disabilities may be accompanied by one support person
  • Inpatient or Outpatient:
    • Labor & Delivery patients – One designated visitor
    • Pediatric patients– Two ID banded parents can remain with the patient
    • NICU patients- Two ID banded parents can remain with the patient
    • End of Life patients- One designated visitor
    • Patients with Disabilities – One designated visitor
    • Visitors on Military Deployment

All approved visitors will be screened upon entry to the hospital for temperature, respiratory symptoms and exposure and/or pending test results. Visitors will not be granted access for failed or refused screening.

  • No minors under the age of 16 may visit these areas.
  • Designated visitors must remain symptom-free of illness in order to be allowed to visit.
  • Visiting hours are from 9 am to 7 pm
We thank you for understanding the need for this policy in order to best ensure the safety of our patients, staff, physicians and visitors.

Restrictions for Hospital Entry/Exit

We are limiting hospital entry points to facilitate employee, physician, visitor and vendor screening and community safety.