Effective Tuesday, November 3rd, Scotland Health will expand visitation by beginning to allow each patient one designated visitor per stay at acute care locations. One visitor will be permitted, if needed, for assistance in care in the emergency department and urgent care facilities. If needed, one visitor for ambulatory visits will be allowed. Visitors coming to the hospital may enter through the Main Entrance or Emergency Center Entrance. Patients admitted into the hospital will be allowed one designated visitor per stay during the hours of 10 am – 3 pm.
The visitor must:
Be at least 18 years of age
Supply their own mask, if possible
Wear a medical loop mask which completely covers the mouth and nose at all times
Stay six (6) feet away from others
Undergo a health screening with temperature check upon entry to the facility
Be in good health (free from respiratory illness, fever, cough, etc.)
Remain in the patient’s room at all times
Follow all current social distancing and protection guidance, including wearing masks and hand washing
Visitors will not be allowed to visit with patients who are COVID positive or currently a Patient Under Investigation due to infection control policies.
Everyone who enters Scotland Memorial Hospital and the Scotland Health physician practices must wear a medical loop mask.
Scotland Health’s leadership and medical staff will continue to monitor local and statewide COVID data and regularly assess the necessity of visitation restrictions
Scotland Health offers a COVID-19 Helpline for our community members, who understandably are concerned and may have questions. Please dial 910-504-8990 should you need information regarding the current situation during the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.