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Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions

Current Visitor Policy & Restrictions

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Inpatient Visitor Restrictions – Updated April 29, 2020


Inpatient Visitor Restrictions

No one is permitted to visit a hospitalized patient.

Mother / Baby / Pediatrics Patients

For mother / baby and pediatric patients only, visitors will be limited to one designated partner or primary caretaker / guardian. This one designated caretaker must be the same individual the entire duration of stay.

End-of-Life and Hospice Patients

For hospice and end-of-life situations, two visitors will be permitted at any one given time, for a duration of two hours at a time.

Surgical, Cardiac Catheterization & Interventional Radiology Procedures

Patients undergoing anesthesia for a surgery, cardiac catheterization or interventional radiology procedure may have one visitor accompany them.

COVID-19 Patients

Any patient confirmed with or suspected for having COVID-19 will be prohibited from having visitors, regardless of patient location inside the hospital.

Hemodialysis Visitor Restrictions

Individuals receiving hemodialysis services are not permitted to have visitors, unless a visitor is essential for the patient’s emotional well-being and care. Children, ages 16 or under, will not be permitted.

Outpatient / Oncology Visitor Restrictions

Visitors will be prohibited in the Cancer Institute, including the lobby area. All visitors will be asked to wait in their car or return to their home.

Emergency Center (ER) Visitor Restrictions

Visitors are prohibited in the Emergency Center, including in the lobby area. All visitors will be asked to wait in their car or return to their home. Exceptions will be made for children ages 17 and younger and those with a disability. These individuals can be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Patient Accounts Available by Phone 

We are committed to helping you adhere to the Stay at Home order during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions about your Lima Memorial Health System or Lima Memorial Physicians financial statement, we are asking you to please contact our Patient Accounts Department by phone at 567-242-0460. Our team is available to help answer all of your questions. #stayhome #staysafe

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Visitor Restrictions Important Information:

  • All visitors must wear a cloth mask throughout their stay and have their temperature checked upon entering the facility.
  • The Administrator on Site MUST be notified if a hospitalized patient has an approved visitor. AOS is the only person who can provide exceptions and clearance for visitors.
  • All visitors must obtain a visitor pass badge before entering. Visitor passes are numbered, dated and timestamped. Security is responsible for tracking all visitors.
  • Children, ages 16 or under, will not be permitted.
  • Once a visitor leaves for the day, he/she will not be permitted to reenter.
  • Family and friends will be permitted to drop off essential items for care and communication, and a LMHS associate will deliver to the patient’s room. Please, do encourage family and friends to not bring valuables.

We recognize this can be disappointing to our visitors and patients, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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