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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 two (2) Care Partners present per day to provide physical and emotional support. Care Partners must confine themselves to the unit or waiting room. Health screening and hand hygiene will occur upon entrance at Winchester Medical Center. Masks will be worn throughout all hospital public areas and when the health care team is in the patient’s room.

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Winchester Medical Center is making the following changes, effective May 17:

Care Partner Policies

  • Visitation is limited to two (2) Care Partners per patient, per day allowed in the facility. Care Partners must confine themselves to the unit or waiting room.
  • Care Partners must be 18 years old.
  • Care Partners will enter at the Main Information Desk (South Tower) between 8am-8pm and are welcomed to stay 24 hours a day according to the patient's preference. Care Partners must provide valid Photo ID upon arrival and will be health screened and badged.
  • Care Partners must check out at the South Tower Information desk.
  • Two care partners may switch-out after a 24-hour period.
  • Community clergy may visit individuals in patient rooms (upon their request)

Exceptions Include:

  • End-of-Life Care: There are no visiting hour limitations for EOL visits. Time and number of visitors will be managed within reason by the clinical team.
  • Labor & Delivery: Visitation is limited to one Care Partner with the proper ID band who may remain with the patient throughout labor and after delivery (24/7). For more on giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.
  • Mother/Baby: Visitation is limited to one Care Partner with the proper ID band who may remain with the patient throughout labor and after delivery (24/7).
  • Pediatric and NICU Patients: A patient may have TWO Care Partners who will remain the same during the duration of hospitalization. Both Care Partners may be at the bedside at the same time.
  • Outpatient Procedural/Surgical Areas: Patients may have one designated visitor wait in designated waiting areas as directed.

Thank you for your cooperation as we keep our patients and their families safe.

Effective beginning 5/17/2021; Updated 5/26/2021