Temporary Visitor Restrictions for Baptist Health Paducah
Page updated 10/17/2022
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.
Effective October 17, 2022 but subject to change based on patient and staff safety related to COVID-19.
We understand these temporary restrictions may be difficult for patients and their loved ones, but Baptist Health Paducah is taking these necessary steps to protect patients and staff.
- Ambulatory testing and Diagnostic Imaging exams: Patients are now able to bring ONE visitor. Visitors may be asked to wait in areas outside of the department to accommodate social distancing. Masks are required.
- Inpatient (for non-Intensive Care (ICU) patients): Two visitors at a time is allowed between the hours of 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. One overnight visitor is allowed.
- Intensive Care (ICU) patients: Two visitors between the hours of 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Surgery patients: Two visitors may accompany surgery patient
- Emergency department: One visitor may accompany the patient. If the patient is a minor, the patient may be accompanied by two parents or legal guardians.
- Pediatric surgery patients: Two visitors may accompany the patient under 18 years of age.
- End-of-life for Non-COVID/Hospice patients: Two family members 24/7.
- Labor & Delivery: Four visitors may accompany the mother to L & D.
- Postpartum: Two visitors are allowed to accompany the mother to Postpartum. The visitors are strongly encouraged to stay in the postpartum room during the entire stay and to minimize time in hallways and common areas. The visitor should wear a mask when in the room with the patient and baby and at all times when leaving the patient room.
- Nursery and NICU: Mother and support person (two bracelet holders).
- Clergy: Clergy visits allowed upon patient/family request, during visiting hours.
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 wear a mask, socially distance, and expect to be evaluated for COVID-19.
No Visitation for the Following:
- All patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or being ruled out for COVID-19
- No visitors under age 16.