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Visitation Guidelines

General Visitation Guidelines

Effective Monday, March 21, 2022

Beauregard Health System understands the vital role that families and visitors have in the care and well-being of our patients. The following visitation guidelines reflect this understanding, while also ensuring that the safety of our staff, patients and visitors is a top priority. In this policy, you will also find each department’s specific visitation guidelines and the general expectations of patients and visitors while visiting our facilities. If you have any questions regarding the visitation guidelines, we encourage you to contact your provider or the specific department you will be visiting.

These guidelines are subject to change based on recommendations by the CDC and local COVID-19 positivity rates.

All visitors to any Beauregard Health System facility (including Beauregard Physician Clinics) are expected to:

  • Pass a kiosk screening before entry.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines in our waiting rooms and other public areas of the facilities.
  • 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.

Mask are available throughout the hospital and at physician clinics for visitors who would like a face covering.

Entrances:

  • Visitors may enter Beauregard Health System through the Pine Street and Same Day Surgery Entrances daily between the hours of 5:30am and 9:00pm.
  • Visitors may enter the Emergency Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Visiting hours close at 9:00 pm.

Department Specific Visitation Guidelines:

Emergency Department

  • Two visitors per patient allowed as determined by the provider.
  • COVID patients may have one designated visitor per patient visit. Visitor will be required to sign the COVID-19 Consent Form. Visitor will be required to wear a KN95 mask, gown and gloves. Once in the room, the visitor is not allowed to exit the room at any time unless leaving the building.
    • Visitor Expectations:
      • If visiting non-COVID-19 patient, must have no recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals.
      • If visiting COVID-19 positive patient, must have no recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals, other than the COVID positive patient they are visiting.
      • No fever or signs/symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.

Fitness Center

  • Hours are 5:30 am – 9:00 pm.
    • Member Expectations:

      • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals.
      • No fever or signs/symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.
      • Required to practice proper deep-cleaning measures, social distancing practices, and other safety measures that align with CDC guidelines.

Inpatient Services

  • No visitor restrictions for non-Covid patients.
  • COVID patients may have one visitor. Visitor will be required to sign the COVID-19 Consent Form. Visitor will be required to wear a KN95 mask, gown and gloves. Once in the room, the visitor is not allowed to exit the room at any time unless leaving the building.
    • Visitor Expectations:
      • If visiting non-COVID-19 patient, must have no recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals.
      • If visiting COVID-19 positive patient, must have no recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals, other than the COVID positive patient they are visiting.
      • No fever or signs/symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Visitation is between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
  • No visitor restrictions for non-Covid patients.
  • COVID patients may have one visitor during general visitation. Visitor will be required to sign the COVID-19 Consent Form. Visitor will be required to wear a KN95 mask, gown and gloves. Once in the room, the visitor is not allowed to exit the room at any time unless leaving the building.
    • Visitor Expectations:
      • If visiting non-COVID-19 patient, must have no recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals.
      • If visiting COVID-19 positive patient, must have no recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals, other than the COVID positive patient they are visiting.
      • No fever or signs/symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.

Labor & Delivery

  • No visitor restrictions for non-Covid patients.
  • COVID patients may have one visitor. Visitor will be required to sign the COVID-19 Consent Form. Visitor will be required to wear a KN95 mask, gown and gloves. Once in the room, the visitor is not allowed to exit the room at any time unless leaving the building.
  • If transferred to Inpatient Services post-partum, then Inpatient Services visitation policy applies.
    • Visitor Expectations:
      • If visiting non COVID-19 patient, must have no recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals.
      • If visiting COVID-19 positive patient, must have no recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals, other than the COVID positive patient they are visiting.
      • No fever or signs/symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.

Laboratory

  • No visitor restrictions for non-Covid patients.
    • Visitor Expectations:
      • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals.
      • No fever or signs/symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.

Physical & Speech Therapy

  • No visitor restrictions for non-Covid patients.
    • Visitor Expectations:
      • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals.
      • No fever or signs/symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.

Radiology

  • No visitor restrictions for non-Covid patients.
    • Visitor Expectations:
      • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals.
      • No fever or signs/symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.

Same Day Surgery & Surgery

  • No visitor restrictions for non-Covid patients.
    • Visitor Expectations:
      • No recent (within 10 days) exposure to known COVID-19 positive individuals.
      • No fever or signs/symptoms that indicate a potential COVID-19 illness.

Policy is subject to change.