Scheduling & Visitor RestrictionsWe 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.
Effective Aug. 24, 2021:
Visitor Restrictions and Guidelines Walker Baptist Medical Center
Each non-COVID inpatient may be allowed one (1) caregiver/visitor in each 24-hour period to help improve the patient’s safety, emotional well- being, physical care, and overall experience.
There will be no caregivers/visitors allowed for COVID-19 positive patients and/or patients with suspected COVID-19.
Compliance with the guidelines below is required, and, if not followed, may result in removal from the facility:
- All visitors MUST wear a mask at ALL times inside the hospital and must regularly practice hand hygiene.
- All visitors must be age 16 or older.
- Labor and Delivery patients will be allowed their significant other and ONE support person with no swapping of visitors.
- ICU non-COVID patients may have one visitor during the designated times with no swapping: 10am – 11am; 5pm – 6pm
- Emergency room patients will have no visitors.
- Pediatric patients (ages 18 and under) may have both parents/ guardians as caregivers.
- Behavioral Health Units’ visitation will be by request/appointment.
- Depending on certain procedural areas, there may be additional restrictions for visitors/caregivers.
- Outpatient diagnostic and laboratory testing patients will not have a visitor unless special exception.
- There may be exceptions made regarding compassionate, end of life circumstances.
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.