New Visitor Policy - Effective 9/1/21
To help prevent further community spread of COVID-19, we have implemented the following visitor rules as of September 1, 2021.
Adult Inpatient Units: Visitation hours are Monday – Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be no limit to how many visitors a patient can have, however, we will allow only one visitor at a time for distancing reasons.
Behavioral Health: Visitation times vary and must be scheduled in advance by calling 207-430-7000.
Obstetrics: Up to 2 spouse/coaches at a time. Doulas also permitted when the obstetrician is aware of their requested presence and they have been part of the prenatal process.
Emergency Department: One person at a time is permitted to accompany ED patients, provided space is sufficient to achieve compliance with social distancing. Pediatric patients may be accompanied by two parents/guardians, provided space is sufficient to achieve compliance with social distancing. Exceptions may be made for care plan discussions as arranged with the care team or for end of life.
End of Life in any inpatient area, including COVID positive patients and PUIs: Up to four family members may visit patients likely to expire within 24 hours (all areas) – visit times to be managed by the care team.
Patients in isolation for COVID-19 infection or being evaluated for COVID-19 infection: No visitation except for extenuating circumstances as determined by the care team. Visitors must wear appropriate PPE.
Physician Practices: Adult patients should come alone or arrange for drop-off and pick-up unless they need special assistance. Pediatric patients may be accompanied by one parent or guardian. Obstetrics patients may be accompanied by one spouse/coach/visitor at a time.
Ambulatory/Diagnostic Areas: Adult patients should come alone or arrange for drop-off and pick-up unless they need special assistance. Surgical patients may come with one adult escort/support person as long as space allows. Pediatric patients may be accompanied by two parents/guardians, provided space is sufficient to achieve compliance with social distancing. Obstetrics patients may be accompanied by one spouse/coach/visitor at a time.
All visitors and escorts must:
1. Perform hand hygiene prior to entering and upon leaving the patient’s room/care area;
2. Remain at least six feet from the patient at all times (as much as possible);
3. Wear a mask at all times in the facility, including patient rooms;
4. Cover mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing, use and dispose of tissues and perform hand hygiene after contact with respiratory secretions; and
5. Not go to any locations in the facility other than the room of the patient they are visiting. Hospital cafeterias are closed to visitors at this time.
All visitors/escorts are subject to screening for COVID-19. Visitors/escorts with any COVID-19 symptoms will NOT be allowed to enter hospital facilities.
These restrictions are for the protection of patients, employees, visitors and the public, are consistent with guidance from governmental authorities, and are adopted for the purpose of reducing the potential for propagation of the COVID-19 virus.