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OhioHealth Expands Visitation Policy to Allow Two Visitors for Inpatient Departments Starting April 27

OhioHealth has announced that effective Tuesday, April 27, it will allow two designated visitors for inpatient department patients only. Those visitors will be able to leave the patient room or hospital and come back into the building.  The designated visitors will be the only visitors allowed for the duration of the patient's stay.

All visitors must be over the age of 18 and will be required to wear a mask while in an OhioHealth facility, except while eating, and must be asymptomatic of COVID-19 symptoms.

The following exceptions will be made for patients in unique medical situations:

  • Maternity patients may have two visitors during the duration of their stay as well as a Doula (if they choose) during the labor and delivery portion.
      • If laboring patients are minors, they may have their parents/guardians, in addition to the parent-to-be of the baby.
      • Care sites with NICUs will follow Nationwide Children’s Hospital visitor management policy.
      • All visitors must be 18 and over unless they are the other parent of the baby. 
  • Patients receiving behavioral health care - will continue with their scheduled visitation process of no visitors currently in place.
  • 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.  All visitors must be 18 and over unless it is end of life.
  • Isolation/COVID patients will continue to follow the exemption policy that is currently in place of no visitors, except in end-of-life situations.
  • Emergency, procedural and surgery will continue to follow the visitor restriction policy of one visitor per day. Visitors may come and go during the day and will be allowed back into the building if they leave.
  • Visitors with disabilities who need assistance - Caretakers for visitors who are disoriented, disabled or in need of an interpreter are permitted.

Hours and entrances may continue to be limited while visitor restrictions are in place. For the latest visitor information, visit


About OhioHealth 

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. It has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 times since 2007. 

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 at