OhioHealth Expands Visitation Policy to Allow One Visitor Per Patient Starting February 15
OhioHealth has announced that effective Monday, February 15, it will allow one visitor per patient at all hospitals, emergency departments, surgery and invasive procedure areas in central Ohio. Each patient will select a designated visitor for the duration of their stay, who may visit daily. The visitor may come and go once per day.
OhioHealth regional hospitals moved to the same one visitor policy February 10.
Outpatient centers including laboratories, imaging and rehabilitation centers and OhioHealth Physician Group practices will continue to not allow visitors with limited exceptions.
All visitors will be required to wear a mask while in an OhioHealth facility, except while eating, and be asymptomatic of COVID-19 symptoms.
The following exceptions will be made for patients in unique medical situations:
- Patients that have tested positive for COVID-19 - No visitors allowed with exceptions for end-of-life situations.
- Patients receiving behavioral health care - No visitors allowed for behavioral health patients.
- Patients receiving end-of-life care - Acute end-of-life patients may have up to three visitors at any given time, and no maximum number of visitors per day.
- Patients receiving neonatal, pediatric, adolescent care - Minor patients may have two parents or guardians visit
- Visitors with disabilities who need assistance - Caretakers for visitors who are disoriented, disabled or in need of an interpreter are permitted.
- Maternity patients are limited to one support person, who may stay at the hospital for duration of the stay, but if they exit, they will need to re-enter next day. If the mother is a minor, she may have a parent or guardian visitor in addition to the father of the baby. Care sites with NICUs will follow Nationwide Children’s Hospital visitor management policy.
Central Ohio hospitals moving to the one visitor policy on Feb. 15 include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital.
OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital moved to a one visitor policy on Feb. 10.
Hours and entrances may continue to be limited while visitor restrictions are in place. For the latest visitor information, visit ohiohealth.com/covid-19/visitor-restrictions.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.
OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website atwww.ohiohealth.com.