We are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. To do so, we are actively working with consultants to update the website by increasing its accessibility and usability by persons who use assistive technologies
such as automated tools, keyboard-only navigation, and screen readers.
We are working to have the website conform to the relevant standards of the Section 508 Web Accessibility Standards developed by the United States Access Board, as
well as the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. These standards and guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. We believe that conformance with these standards and
guidelines will help make the website more user friendly for all people.
Our efforts are ongoing. While we strive to have the website adhere to these guidelines and standards, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.
If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage, please contact WebsiteAccess@tenethealth.com so that we may be of assistance.
We will be rescheduling some patient appointments and procedures in an effort to protect our patients and staff. Conserving personal protective equipment helps us prioritize the needs of those who may require
immediate care. Adjustments to scheduled procedures and appointments will be made as requested by the physician, patient or as required by official local or national public health authorities. We will contact you directly if your appointment
or procedure is postponed until a later date. During this time, all Walker Baptist Medical Center facilities will remain open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Thank you for understanding our need to take these
measures for the safety of all.
By the order of the Governor of Alabama and the State Health Officer, each patient or resident of this facility enjoys certain rights to have one caregiver or one visitor present at a time, subject to reasonable restrictions. If you have questions, you may ask to inspect the facility’s written policies concerning visitation.
In compliance with Gov. Ivey and our State Health Officer, each patient may be allowed one (1) caregiver/visitor to help improve the patient’s safety, emotional well-being, physical care and overall experience. There will be no caregiver/visitor
allowed for COVID-19 positive and/or patients suspected of having COVID-19 (PUI – patients under investigation). Compliance with the guidelines below is required and, if not followed, may result in removal from the facility:
Given the current increase in COVID-19 cases, effective Monday, Dec. 7, only one visitor will be allowed per patient for the duration of the patient’s stay. Multiple visitors will no longer be allowed to rotate visits for any specific patient. Exceptions will be made for compassionate care situations.
Must be screened and cleared upon entering the building
Must be 16 years of age or older
Must wear mask at ALL times
Must comply with social distancing at all times
Must agree to practice appropriate hand hygiene
Must stay in room, but can go to cafeteria to buy food and return to room to eat
Depending on certain procedural areas, additional restrictions may apply
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.