Visiting Guidelines

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We understand how important it is for our patients to have their loved ones with them while they receive medical care.  Visitors are welcome from 8 AM - 8 PM.
 

As we balance that need with the need to keep everyone safe, Van Wert Health has implemented these changes to our visitation policy beginning November 3, 2021.  

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Pediatric Inpatient

  • Two visitors (12 years or older) per day
  • For pediatric patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are being evaluated for COVID-19, two adult visitors (18 years or older) may visit
  • Visiting hours do not apply for caregivers of pediatric patients, they are invited to stay for the entire duration of a patient's stay.

Adult Inpatient

  • Two visitors (12 years or older) per day
  • One adult visitor (18 years or older) is allowed for adult patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are being evaluated for COVID-19.

Adult Emergency Services

  • Two visitors
  • One adult visitor (18 years or older) is allowed for adult patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are being evaluated for COVID-19.

Pediatric Emergency Services

  • Two visitors (12 years or older)
  • For pediatric patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are being evaluated for COVID-19, only one adult primary caregiver may accompany the patient

Adult Surgery and Procedures

  • Two adult visitors may accompany each adult patient scheduled for surgery or a procedure.
  • No visitors are allowed for patients who have tested positive for or are being evaluated for COVID-19.

Pediatric Surgery and Procedures

  • Two visitors may accompany each pediatric patient scheduled for surgery or a procedure.
  • For pediatric patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are being evaluated for COVID-19, only one adult visitor may accompany the patient.

Labor and Delivery

  • Patients may have two visitors. Siblings are welcome to visit and will be counted as one of the permitted visitors.
  • For patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are being evaluated for COVID-19, only one support person may accompany the patient and remain in the room for the duration of the stay.

All Patients at End of Life

  • Patients who are nearing end of life may have additional visitors present. The patient’s clinical care team makes the determination that a patient is considered at end of life if the patient has been transitioned to comfort care or is considered to be within hours or days of end of life.

Pastoral Care

  • Pastoral visits and clergy support from a patient’s own faith community are always welcome and will not “count” toward a patient’s approved visitors for the day.

Special Considerations

  • There are limited special exceptions that may be considered with coordination with the clinical care team.