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Visiting hours with COVID-19

In accordance with CDC guidelines for healthcare settings, masks or face coverings are still required at GPHealth. This policy is in place to protect our patients, staff, visitors and our community and we thank you for your continued support.

In our continued efforts to protect patients, visitors and staff, we continue to limit visitation.

The following policy will be followed:

  • Visiting hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Visitors must pass the screening, including a temperature check; wear a mask during the entire duration they are in the facility; and will restrict movement inside the facility, traveling only to and from the patient room.
  • Visitors will be given a dated sticker to indicate they have passed the screening.
  • Visitors not following the guidelines will be asked to leave the property.
  • Inpatient units: May have two visitors at a time during regular visitor hours. Children, who are capable of keeping a mask on, are allowed to visit.
  • COVID-19 patients:
    • May have two visitors between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily.
      • Visitors will wear the PPE provided on the unit.
      • Visitors must remain in the patient room for the duration of the visit. If they leave the patient room, they may return the following day during visitor hours.
  • Outpatient departments, clinics, Cancer Center and same day services
    • Patients may have two support persons accompany them during their appointment.
    • If the patient is admitted, visitation hours and inpatient visitor policy will be followed.
  • Emergency department:
    • Two visitors are allowed with the patient.
    • If the patient is admitted, visitation hours and inpatient visitor policy will be followed.
  • Behavioral health services:
    • One adult visitor during visiting hours 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. daily.
  • NICU and pediatric patients:
    • NICU and pediatric patients are allowed two visitors 24/7.
  • End of life/comfort care patients:
    • Visitors are limited to only two family members in the room at a time, 24 hours a day.
    • Special considerations may be made on a case-by-case basis.

The cafeteria and coffee shop are open to the general public.

The health and safety of our patients and visitors is a top priority at Great Plains Health. We understand how important the support of loved ones and friends is to patients during their hospital stay. However, COVID-19 requires us to temporarily adjust our visiting policy in order to keep our patients and visitors safe from infection.

We continue to implement vigorous policies and procedures to address COVID-19 and are following all governmental recommendations as well. If you have any questions about the updated visiting policy, please ask a member of the patient’s healthcare team. Thank you for your understanding and for adhering to these policies to help us keep our patients, families, staff and visitors protected and healthy during this time.

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