Effective Thursday, January 7, 2021, Scotland Health will suspend visitation to control the spread of COVID-19. This change is necessary due to the large increase in the number of Covid cases in our communities and across the state. Scotland Health recognizes that this presents a hardship for patients and their families but believes these visitation restrictions are necessary to keep our patients safe.
Visitation will not be allowed at the hospital, except in limited circumstances where a single visitor may be authorized, such as:
Even in the above situations, visitors with symptoms of a fever or respiratory illness symptoms, including cough or shortness of breath or COVID positive, should remain home. All locations will screen visitors for signs and symptoms of illness.
Suspension of visitation also applies to the following departments and practices;
Scotland Memorial Hospital - All Inpatient Units
Scotland Memorial Hospital - Women’s Services Units
Scotland Memorial Hospital - Emergency Center
Scotland Memorial Hospital - Outpatient Surgical Services
Scotland Health Care System Rehabilitation Services (including Inpatient Rehab)
Scotland Cancer Treatment Center
All Scotland Physicians Network Clinics
Scotland Urgent Care Center
Scotland Regional Hospice
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.