Temporary Visitor Restrictions for Baptist Health Hardin
Page updated 9/7/2022
When Visiting a Baptist Health Facility:
To protect the health of our patients and community, anyone entering a Baptist Health facility will now be asked to complete an electronic COVID-19 screening form. This form can be found here and will provide you with next steps depending upon your screening status. This screening tool should not be used by Baptist Health employees reporting to work. This tool also does not store data. Thank you for partnering with us to support the health and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, staff, and community.
Baptist Health Hardin Visitation Guidelines
Visitor guidelines are effective, on September 7, 2022, but subject to change based on patient and staff safety related to COVID-19 status.
Visitors must wear a mask at all times in the hospital, even when alone with the patient. Masking is strictly enforced.
Limited visitation for the following:
Inpatient units (Non-COVID):
- Two visitors at a time. Visitors must rotate outside the building. Visitors must be screened and masked.
Inpatient units (COVID)
- Two designated visitors throughout patient's entire stay. Visitors must adhere to safety protocols. Designated visitors must check in with staff at the nurses' station upon arrival.
Labor and Delivery/Postpartum
Two visitors at a time. Visitors must rotate outside the building. Visitors must be screened and masked.
One designated visitor will be allowed overnight in Postpartum.
Children under the age of 12 permitted only if siblings-to-be.
Two designated visitors with matching baby bracelet, and two additional designated visitors that may switch out with the banded mother and significant other. Must be the same two designated visitors for the entire stay.
Only two visitors at a time at the bedside.
No visitors under the age of 18
- One visitor at a time per patient.
- Visitors must remain with the patient at all times, either in the patient room or the waiting room.
- Visitors may rotate but must do so outside the hospital.
Children under the age of 12 are permitted for therapeutic reasons, with approval.
- Two visitors may accompany a surgery patient.
Skilled Nursing Facility
Two visitors at a time. Visitors must rotate outside the hospital.
- Two visitors at a time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m., and Sunday from 2-3 p.m.
Children under the age of 16 are permitted with a physician order or at nurse’s discretion.
End of Life
- With approval from the patient’s physician, patients may have up to four visitors at a time. Visitors may rotate.
- Rotation of visitors should occur outside the building and not in the department, hallways or waiting areas
Outpatient and Diagnostic areas
- One visitor per patient will be allowed.
- Outpatient oncology treatment settings/Radiation Therapy - One visitor allowed. Visitor must be screened and masked at all times.
No visitation for the following:
- Baptist Health Medical Group locations: Exceptions include dependent patients and children under 18
No visitors under the age of 12. Visitors under the age of 16 are to remain under adult supervision at all times. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to spend the night.
Visitation ends nightly at 8:30 p.m.
Visitors are allowed in the cafeteria if needed. Seating is limited due to social distancing.
Outpatient waiting rooms have limited capacity due to social distancing. All other waiting rooms remain closed.
Effective 3/24/2023, but subject to change as recommendations evolve.
Visitor restrictions will continue for Baptist Health Medical Group offices and outpatient facilities.
Baptist Health Medical Group, which includes medical offices and Baptist Health Urgent Care locations, will allow one visitor per patient. Both visitors and patients are asked to socially distance and expect to be evaluated for COVID-19.
Masking is now optional at Baptist Health Medical Group Physician offices.