Infirmary Health changes updates visitor policy

Infirmary Health changes updates visitor policy


MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Infirmary Health has modified their visitor policy in accordance with Governor Kay Ivey’s Safer at Home Order.

Each patient will be able to have two visitors or two caregivers at one time in a room. Visitors will have to follow guidelines and those that do not will be not permitted.

You can read the full press release below:

In concordance with Governor Ivey’s Safer at Home Order, Infirmary Health has
modified its hospital visitor policy. Each patient will be permitted two visitors or two caregivers
at one time in patient rooms (exceptions apply). Visitors will be required to adhere to the
following guidelines and those who do not meet these guidelines will not be permitted.
All visitors will be required to be masked and have their temperature screened upon entrance.
Visitors should maintain hand hygiene and appropriate social distancing and should remain in the
patient’s room. Clergy are allowed visitation upon request. Cafeterias will be available to visitors
for to-go service only.
Visitor Hours at Mobile Infirmary, Infirmary Long Term Acute Care Hospital, Thomas Hospital,
North Baldwin Infirmary and Oakwood Center for Living are as follows:
• Non-ICU: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• ICU/LTACH: 9 – 11 a.m. & 4 – 6 p.m.
• Senior Behavioral Health Visitation will be permitted by appointment only
• For COVID-19 positive patients, no visitors unless it is an end-of-life situation or special
circumstances as approved by Hospital Leadership
• No overnight visitation is allowed unless approved by hospital leadership.
Visitor hours at J.L. Bedsole/Rotary Rehabilitation Hospital and Colony Rehabilitation Hospital
• Monday – Saturday 4 – 6 p.m, Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Rotary Rehabilitation
• Two visitors per patient.
Labor & Delivery
• Two support people per patient.
• Mother of patient and two support people.
• Two parents or guardians at all times.
Outpatient Procedures
• One visitor is allowed for outpatient procedures.
Emergency Departments
• Two visitors will be allowed once the patient has been assigned in room.
Surgical Procedures
• One caregiver (meeting the above requirements) may accompany the patient to assist with
entry into the hospital and registration.
End-of-Life Guidance/Inpatient Hospice
• For non-COVID-19 patients in which death is reasonably anticipated within 24-48 hours, two
caregivers (meeting the above requirements) will be allowed at the bedside.

  • Caregivers may rotate with other caregivers.
  • Caregivers will be required to follow all instructions from clinical staff related to hand washing,
    PPE, entry/exit, length of time with patient, etc.


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