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Safe Appointments

Keeping you safe is our top priority as we resume time-sensitive care across the MaineHealth system. Learn more about new safety measures designed to protect you at all care locations.

Patients & Visitors

At LincolnHealth, we encourage patients and families to ask questions and to advocate for their care. We are here to help you access the information and resources you need to get the best possible health care. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following visitation safety measures, effective March 1, 2022.

Visitation Safety Measures - Effective 3/1/22

  • Visiting Hours: 11 am - 7 pm
  • Escorts are encouraged to drop off patients when possible.

Adult Inpatients: One visitor at a time

COVID-19 Positive Patients: No visitors with exceptions for compassionate care, to be managed by the care team

Inpatient Pediatrics and Obstetrics: Two visitors allowed at a time, as patient condition allows

End-of-Life Non-COVID-19 Positive: Visitation will be managed by the care team

End-of-Life COVID-19 Positive or PUI: No visitors except for compassionate care, to be coordinated by the care team

Day Surgery/Outpatient Procedural Areas: Adult patients may have one visitor. Pediatric patients may have two visitors (who must wear provided protective eye wear and a mask).

Lincoln Medical Partners Adult Practices: One visitor

Lincoln Medical Partners Pediatric Practices: Two visitors allowed

Diagnostic Prenatal Ultrasound: One visitor allowed

Emergency Department:

  • Pediatrics – Two visitors allowed
  • Adults – One visitor as space allows

Cafeteria: Closed

All visitors/escorts are subject to attesting they have screened for Covid-19 symptoms. All visitors are expected to wear a mask at all times.
Visitors/escorts with COVID-19 symptoms will NOT be allowed to enter the LincolnHealth facilities.

Visitor/Escort must:

  • Perform hand hygiene prior to entering and upon leaving the patient’s room/care area.
  • Remain at least six feet from the patient at all times (as much as possible).
  • All visitors are required to check in and out with department staff.

These visitation safety measures are for the protection of patients, employees, visitors, and the public. They are consistent with guidance from governmental authorities, and are adopted for the purpose of reducing the potential for propagation of the COVID-19 virus. These visitation safety measures are imposed by order of the Hospital President, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer.

Planning a hospital stay?

The easy-to-follow Patient Handbook for LincolnHealth provides the information every patient needs to know.