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Winchester Medical Center COVID-19 Visitation Exceptions

For the safety of our patients, staff and community at this time social visits remain restricted.

We are allowing patients to choose if they wish to have Care Partners present to provide physical and emotional support. Care Partners may purchase food from the cafeteria. Starbucks and Subway are accessible through MOB I and MOB II main entrances. For help wayfinding through the hospital, download our WMC Campus Guide mobile app.

Health screening and hand hygiene will occur upon entrance to Winchester Medical Center. Masks must be worn throughout all hospital public areas and when the health care team is in a patient’s room.

Emergency Department

Patients may have one visitor. Upon inpatient admission, patients may choose if they would like their one visitor to become a Care Partner.

Outpatient Procedural/Surgical Areas

Patients may have one designated visitor wait in the South Tower lobby.

Inpatient Procedural/Surgical Areas

Patients may have one designated Care Partner permitted inside the hospital before and during procedure. Patient may choose to have a second Care Partner upon hospital admission.

Inpatient Units

Patients in non-COVID care units can designate two Care Partners if they wish. One Care Partner at a time is permitted in the hospital and will enter through the South Tower between 8am-8pm.

Women and Children’s Units

  • Labor & Delivery – Visitation is limited to one Care Partner who may remain with Mom throughout labor and after delivery (24/7). The Care Partner must enter from the North Tower 2nd floor skywalk.
  • Mother/Baby – In addition to the Care Partner from Labor & Delivery, Mom may add a second Care Partner. Only one Care Partner at a time is allowed to visit while on Mother/Baby unit (24/7) and cannot be switched. Each Care Partner must enter through the South Tower between 8am-8pm and will be screened for COVID symptoms before coming to the unit.
  • Pediatrics – Visitation is restricted to two Care Partners at a time. Care Partners must enter through the South Tower between 8am-8pm. They may be on-site 24/7 and should confine themselves to the unit.
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – Visitation is restricted to two Care Partners at a time. For the safety of our tiniest patients, Care Partners may be on-site 24/7 and should confine themselves to the unit.

End of Life (EOL) Patients

Two family or friend visitors may be at the patient’s bedside at a time. While there are no visiting hour restrictions for EOL visits, time will be managed within reason by the clinical team. If requested, clergy will be allowed to administer last rites or other religious end of life customs.