No Visitor Policy in Effect

No Visitor Policy in Effect

BJC HealthCare has made the difficult decision to implement a “no visitor” policy starting March 23. This is a necessary part of our efforts to protect patients and staff against the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We recognize that in some circumstances, exceptions are needed:

  • Obstetrics patients (1 visitor)
  • Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care patients (2 visitors)
  • Pediatric patients (2 visitors)
  • Patients at the end-of-life (2 visitors)
  • Patients with behavioral health needs, developmental delays or altered mental status (1 visitor)
  • Emergency department patients (1 visitor, including pediatrics)
  • Those with an appointment in an outpatient area, procedural area or medical office (1 visitor for an adult, 2 for a child)

For visitors who fall within the exceptions above, please note:

  • You will be screened before entering.
  • Anyone experiencing signs of illness will not be allowed to visit.
  • You must not have had contact with someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19.
  • Anyone under age 16 is not permitted.
  • You must wash your hands.
  • You will remain with the patient at all times (no access to waiting areas, cafeterias, etc.).
  • The approved visitor(s) is/are the only visitor(s) for that day.
  • If you develop any symptoms, immediately notify the patient’s care team.

Please know that we recognize the importance of family and friends to our patients and will evaluate this policy regularly.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these extraordinary times.