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 is limiting visitors for the health and safety of our patients and staff.
Effective Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, the following will be in place:
- One designated visitor/support person is permitted, with the exception of COVID-19 patients or those under investigation, and behavioral health patients.
Emergency Department Patients
- One designated visitor is allowed. Due to the size constraints of the lobby, visitors are requested to wait outside until the patient is called back to the room for examination and/or treatment.
Pediatric and NICU Patients
- Two designated visitors/support persons are allowed.
Labor & Delivery and Postpartum Patients
- One designated visitor/support person is allowed to be with the patient.
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.
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.