Temporary Visitor Restrictions for Baptist Health La Grange

Visitor guidelines are in place to protect patients and staff at Baptist Health La Grange. These guidelines have been updated Nov. 22, 2022 and are subject to change without notice based on current situation.

All visitors are expected to follow the universal masking policy at all times, self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and practice physical distancing. No visitation permitted for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or being ruled-out for COVID-19.

Two visitors per patient allowed between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. No visitors under the age of 16 permitted. Exceptions to these guidelines are outlined below:   

  • George & Beverly Rawlings Women’s Center: Siblings are permitted to visit during visiting hours. Any sibling under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult (other than the patient) during the visit. All visitors must be free from signs and symptoms of infection and are to preform handwashing prior to handling the newborn.
  • Surgery: One visitor allowed.
  • Cancer Care: One visitor allowed.

Anyone entering the facility (patient or visitor) must have on a mask.  A mask will be provided to individuals who do not arrive with one. Visitors will be instructed to keep their mask on the entire time they are in the hospital or ambulatory center including inside a patient room.

Visitors are to enter through the main entrance, Medical Park 2 entrance, or Emergency Department Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Emergency Department entrance is open 24/7. A team member may be available for visitors in need of assistance getting to and from their destination. 

Upon entering the building, visitors are required to self-screen for symptoms, exposure, or recent positive diagnosis of COVID-19 per OSHA guidelines. When visiting, remember to perform hand hygiene when entering or leaving the building as well as entering and exiting patient rooms. Those with fever, fatigue, headache, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, or respiratory symptoms should not visit.

For more information about COVID-19 transmission and prevention, please refer to CDC guidelines.

*Guidelines can change without notice based on current situation.

Visitor guidelines 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 wear a mask, socially distance, and expect to be evaluated for COVID-19.

Patient and Visitor Infection Prevention 

Mask Tips

  1. It does not matter which side of the mask touches your face, but always wear the mask the same way. (There should be a “clean” and a “dirty” side. The “clean” side should always touch your face).
  2. Wear mask upon entrance to the facility and remove mask after leaving the facility.
  3. Do not touch the mask while it is on your face.
  4. Do not partially cover face with mask. Mask should never be pulled down under chin or have nose uncovered.
  5. Wash your hands often.

How to Properly Keep Your Hands Sanitized

  1. Wash your hands frequently for 20-30 seconds, making sure to get under your nails.
  2. Wash your hands when entering a patient’s room, before touching a patient and before you leave the patient’s room.
  3. Wash your hands after going to the bathroom. Do not touch the bathroom doorknob on the way out.
  4. Wash your hands before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing and/or sneezing.
  5. Wash your hands after removing your mask and before replacing your mask.
  6. Avoid handshakes.

*Guidelines can change without notice based on current situation.