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.

Visitor Restrictions 

Due to COVID-19, Doctors Medical Center is limiting visitors for the health and safety of our patients and staff. Effective Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, the following will be in place:

Patients Scheduled for Surgery or Procedures

  • Patients are permitted one designated visitor/support person who can be with the patient until the patient goes into the surgery or procedural area. The visitor/support person should then wait outside the hospital. The surgeon/proceduralist will call the patient’s family or support person at the end of the surgery/procedure to provide an update.

Emergency Department Patients

  • One visitor/support person is allowed to be with the patient while the patient is in the emergency department. We cannot allow visitors for COVID-19 positive patients or those under investigation. Visitors are not allowed to wait in the emergency department lobby.

Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Patients

  • One designated visitor/support person is allowed to be with the patient.

Pediatric Patients

  • Two designated visitors/support persons are allowed, with one present at a time.

NICU Patients

  • Two designated visitors/support persons are allowed. Both visitors may be present at the same time.

Patients with Physical, Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and Cognitive Impairments

  • Two designated visitors/support persons are allowed, with one present at a time.

End of Life Patients

  • Visitation in these situations is determined 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. Visitors should stay in the patient room and not congregate in common areas. Any visitor not meeting screening criteria will not be permitted to enter the hospital.

Visitors are not allowed for COVID-19 patients and those under investigation, or behavioral health patients.

Doctors Medical Center is committed to keeping our patients, our staff and our community safe. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.

Restrictions for Hospital Entry/Exit

We are limiting hospital entry points to facilitate employee, physician, visitor and vendor screening and community safety.

An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.