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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 December 28, 2021.

Visitation Safety Measures - Effective12/28/21

  • No visitors under the age of 18.
  • Patients Requiring Special Assistance (such as mobility or communications aid): 1 adult escort as determined by care team.

Adult Inpatients: No visitors

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 per day, for one visit.

End-of-Life Non-COVID-19 Positive: Visitation for end-of-life situations will be managed by the care team.

End-of-Life COVID-19 Positive or PUI: One or two visitors for up to 90 minutes with proper PPE, negative COVID-19 screening, and coordinated by the care team.

Day Surgery/Outpatient Procedural Areas: Adult patients should arrange for drop off and pick up unless they need special assistance. Pediatric patients may be accompanied by one parent/guardian wearing protective eye wear and a mask.

Lincoln Medical Partners Adult Practices: No visitors.

Lincoln Medical Partners Pediatric Practices: Two parents/guardians allowed.

Diagnostic Prenatal Ultrasound: One visitor allowed.

Emergency Department:

  • Pediatrics – Two parents/guardians may remain with child during ED visit if there is sufficient space to maintain social distancing.
  • Adults – No visitors.

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.