Caregiver policy for outpatient clinic visits
Last updated Aug. 2, 2021
To help limit spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have new policies for visits to our outpatient clinics:
- For your safety, only one essential caregiver or loved one may accompany patients.
- Note: There may be some exceptions, in limited pediatric situations or when another person is needed as part of the patient’s care team.
- The caregiver or loved one can wait in the clinic lobby or designated waiting area, if the visitor is masked and able to maintain at least 6 feet of space from others. If there are too many visitors in a waiting area at one time and proper social distancing cannot be maintained, some visitors may be politely asked to wait outside.
- Patients and essential caregivers must wear face masks at all times during their clinic appointment while in the outpatient building.
- If the patient or the person with them is experiencing any of the following flu-like symptoms – coughing; sneezing or runny nose; fever or recent fever; headache or muscle aches – patients will be required to wear a mask, and caregivers may not be allowed in.
Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.