Updated Foothills Hospital Visitation Policy
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Foothills Hospital's hours of visitation are 12 to 4 p.m.
All visitors will have to be screened for symptoms and need to wear a mask.
Patients are allowed one designated visitor per patient per day except for:
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 12 to 4 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