Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions
Doctors Medical Center remains open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Adjustments to scheduled procedures and appointments will be made as requested by the physician, patient or as required by local or national public health authorities. Thank you for understanding our need to take these measures for the safety of all.
Due to COVID-19, Doctors Medical Center took steps to limit visitors for the health and safety of our patients and staff. With extensive planning done to manage this infectious disease and the ability to safely provide for an influx of patients should the need occur, Doctors Medical Center is phasing in some limited visitation for patients. This comes shortly after we resumed elective care with extensive safety measures in place.
Effective Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the following will be in place:
- All patients will be permitted one designated visitor/support person with the exception of positive COVID-19 patients, those under investigation for COVID-19 and behavioral health patients
- Pediatric and NICU patients will be allowed two designated visitors/support persons, with one present at a time.
- Patients with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments will be allowed two designated visitors/support persons, with one present at a time.
- Visitation for end of life patients will be managed on a case-by-case basis and multiple visitors may be allowed.
Visitors may enter through the Emergency Department for patients needing emergency services, or through the Main Lobby for all other visitors. All visitors will be screened for fever and respiratory symptoms upon entry, provided a mask and asked to perform hand hygiene. The mask should be worn at all times while in the facility. Designated waiting areas allow physical distancing for visitors.
Any visitor not meeting screening criteria will not be permitted to enter the hospital.
Restrictions for Hospital Entry/Exit
We are limiting hospital entry points to facilitate employee, physician, visitor and vendor screening and community safety.