VISITOR POLICY

Springhill Medical Center (SMC) and its subsidiaries are following CDC guidelines and those of the Louisiana Department of Health to protect our patients and our employees. Our goal is to prevent the spread of infection to those who are most vulnerable to this virus and those who deliver care. SMC also understands the importance of visitors to a patient’s wellbeing.
 

All visitors to any Springhill Medical Center facility are expected to:
• Pass a screening assessment before entry, including a temperature check.
• Wear a surgical mask at all times while in our facilities, including patient rooms and exam rooms.
• Not enter the facilities if they have had a known exposure or diagnosis of COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
• Exhibit NO signs or symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.
• Follow social distancing guidelines (maintain at least 6 feet distance from others) in our waiting rooms and other     

  public areas of the facilities.
• Not move freely throughout the facilities. Visitors should remain in the patient’s room.
• No visitors under the age of 18 years old, unless deemed appropriate by staff.

 

Visitors are permitted as follows:
• Medical-Surgical Unit – Two designated visitors, per patient, per hospital stay on the Medical/Surgical unit. Hospital

  visiting hours are 8am-9pm daily.

• Emergency Department - One visitor for the duration of stay 24 hours a day.
• Outpatient Surgery - One visitor for the duration of the stay.
• Pediatric Patients - One adult visitor to remain with patient at all times.
• Clinics – One visitor per appointment

 

Reflections & Covid-19 patients - No visitors at this time.

 

Laboratory, Radiology and Physical Therapy
• No visitors are allowed at this time.

Exceptions may be made to:
▪ Patients needing personal care or communication assistance may be accompanied by one visitor
▪ Pediatric patients may be accompanied by one parent or legal guardian.

 

Other visitors deemed essential, vital, or necessary to the patient’s care and wellbeing may be allowed into the facility at the discretion of the administrative staff. This may include end of life care, clergy, and other special circumstances.
 

Entrances:
Hospital - The Emergency Department entrance continues to be open 24/7 to patients and those
authorized to enter. The front doors will be open 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

 

Clinics & Springhill PT – The front door will be the only entrance into the facility