Please know that every patient is unique — as is the circumstance surrounding their care. Our care teams will always compassionately consider those circumstances when making decisions about visitor/ family presence.
Inpatient Guidelines: Visiting non-coronavirus patients
Visiting hours: 11 am to 8 pm daily. Beginning on 11/24/21, each Magee patient is permitted two visitors at a time in the building, except in the following cases:
- No visitors under the age of 12, effective 11/24/21.
- Any visitor 12 – 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old.
- No pet visitation is allowed at this time.
- No visitors are permitted for patients who are COVID positive, other than the day of the admission and for scheduled family teaching and day of discharge. Full PPE must be worn for any visit.
It is important to be aware that visitor guidelines change continuously based on state, county and local hospital guidance and recommendations. We will be reviewing guidelines at regular intervals and will update this policy accordingly.
Visitors will be screened at the front desk every time they visit Magee. Visitors will need to attest to their health and to NOT having traveled to a high-risk area (as defined by the CDC) in the last 14 days. A Magee-issued visitor badge serves as the indication that the visitor was screened and permitted to visit. If any questions are of concern, visitation will be denied at that time.
If you are COVID positive or are being tested for COVID we will ask you to delay your visit until you have met clearance protocols as per the CDC
Visitors will be issued a face mask upon entering Magee Rehabilitation. The Magee-issued face mask must be worn at all times while in the building. Your mask must cover your nose and mouth. As we are seeing cases of COVID increase, it is extremely important that mask-wearing be strictly followed especially while inside the patient room. Other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided based on the patient’s status. If you are unable to wear a mask for protection, you should not visit our facilities. Your safety and the safety of others is really important. If you are unable to visit a patient in person, our staff can help set up a video visit with the patient through the use of technology.
Visitors are limited to the patient’s room, the cafeteria and to use of a public bathroom. For those patients who have a green tag and are allowed to go to the 6th floor independently, their two visitors may accompany them to the rooftop, and continue to practice social distancing and wear their Magee procedure mask at all times.
Visitors are not permitted in the therapy gyms or other public spaces, such as the rooftop, art therapy studio, greenhouse, etc., except for scheduled teaching or caregiver purposes. One Parent/Guardian of an under-aged patient may accompany the patient to all activities.
Visitors are expected to eat in the cafeteria if they choose to eat while in the building, and not in the patient room because the mask should not be removed for any reason while with the patient.
Only one visitor may wait to see a patient in designated wait areas of the lobby distanced from one another; all others must wait outside the building.
No visitation sessions are allowed in the lobby; patients may not go to lobby to congregate with visitors. As noted above, visitors are expected to not congregate in the lobby.
When you are in our facilities we ask that you please wash your hands often or frequently use hand sanitizer and limit touching surfaces in patient care areas.
In order to continue to protect our patients and staff; you will be asked to leave if we find that you are not wearing your mask appropriately or following the visitor policy as outlined. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to navigate through this pandemic.
- Protective masks will be issued to patients when arriving to their scheduled appointment if they do not already have one in place.
- As mentioned above you must wear the hospital approved face covering at all times that covers your nose and mouth
- We ask that only one caregiver accompany a patient to the appointment and only when necessary.
- No visitors under the age of 18 are permitted in patient care areas.