Saint Joseph Medical Center New Visitor Policy

March 23, 2021

We understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care at Providence hospitals. To protect the health of our patients and caregivers, and as a safety precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are pleased we can now allow two visitors per patient (see restrictions below) in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

  • Two visitors from the same household may visit a patient at the same time provided social distancing can be accomplished and visitors comply with hospital visitor guidelines. For patients in semi-private rooms, visitors must have the ability to socially distance.*
  • For Labor and Delivery patients, a doula may also be present in addition to two visitors from the same household. Labor and Delivery patients must make prior arrangements with the hospital and the doula must comply with hospital PPE and infection control guidelines. 
  • Visitors do not need to be designated in advance by the patient; however, each visitor will be screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms. Each visitor must wear a face covering at all times within the hospital, maintain physical distancing and wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate while in the patient's room.  
  • Visitor movement in the hospital will be limited to the patient’s room. For example, visitors should not walk around in hallways and must go directly to and from the patient's room. 

We are pleased that our patients can now have loved ones visit them in the hospital. For everyone’s safety, please follow the guidelines above. Note: Visitor policies may vary at some of our hospitals. Please check with the Providence hospital you are visiting prior to your arrival.

*In situations where social distancing is not possible due to room size or the number of patients in the room (semi-private), only one visitor will be allowed at a time.  

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