Updated Foothills Hospital Visitation Policy
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As of March 2, 2021, Foothills Hospital's hours of visitation are 7
a.m. to 7 p.m.
All visitors will have to be screened for symptoms and need to wear a mask.
Patients are allowed
two designated visitors per patient per day. Those two visitors may stay with
the patient any time during visiting hours, they may come separately or
together but may not leave and return.
- No visitors of patients placed in any type of isolation including COVID-19
- Exception: woman in labor who test positive for COVID-19 is allowed 1 visitor
(typically someone who already lives in household).
- Exceptions for end of life only made after consult and discussion with
- No visitors of patients on the Inpatient Behavioral Health unit.
No visitors under the age of 15 (unless a patient or accompanying a patient
for emergency medical care).
- No visitors with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or in contact with someone
with known or suspected COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
No visitors for pre-operative or pre-procedural patients.
- Exceptions may include parent or guardian of a minor or medical necessity
as determined by the care team.
Hours of visitation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Surgeries or procedures outside of visitation hours: post-op patients may
have one visitor upon admission to their hospital room for a two-hour
time frame. Visitation would return to normal hours the following day.
- Visitors must remain in the patient room and masked at all times for the
entire duration of the visit.
Foothills Hospital ED:
- ED may have one visitor upon arrival when medically necessary as determined
by the care team.
Important considerations for visitation
- Patients with disabilities who require help with the provision of medical
or behavioral health care, activities of daily living, speaking for the
patient or keeping the patient safe, may have a designated assistance person.
- Parent or guardian accompanying a minor.
- Family Birth Center – Support person(s) (limit 2) for L&D. COVID-19
patients are limited to one visitor. Visitor is presumed positive and
must remain in the room. If the visitor leaves during the hospital course,
they may not return.
- End of life situations – limit to 2 visitors for non-COVID-19 patients.
- At-risk visitors who are immunocompromised, pregnant, and elderly should
consult their doctor prior to visitation.
- If weather prevents outdoor/vehicle waiting for outpatient or procedural
services, waiting areas may be utilized with proper social distancing.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act,1 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
- Act,2 and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care