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Patient & Visitor Policy

Visitation

To ensure a safe environment for the Gila Regional Medical Center patients and visitors amid the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) across the U.S., we have updated our patient and visitor policies.

While we understand the important role that family members and visitors play in a patient’s healing process, the new policies aim to balance the needs of patients while maintaining a safe environment for all. Our focus remains on doing what we do best — healing those who are ill and keeping our patients, visitors, and staff safe. Rest assured that we are prepared, our protocols are updated daily, and we have clinical and operational plans in place for the hospitals and clinics.

VISITATION POLICY

Visitation hours for inpatient units is from 4 pm to 6 pm daily. Unless otherwise noted, visitation is restricted to one visitor (18 and older) per patient, and visitation is restricted to patient rooms only.

ER: Emergency Room patients will be allowed one visitor to accompany them during their ER visit (once they are moved to inpatient they must abide by inpatient visitation; see below).

  • The exceptions to this is if the patient is on any isolation precautions they will not be allowed a visitor.

Surgical Department, Cancer Center, Infusion Center, Outpatient Clinics and Outpatient Services of Lab, Imaging and Cardiopulmonary: patients will be allowed to be accompanied by a family member over the age of 18 years old.

Inpatient Medical- Surgical and ICU patients that are not on isolation will be allowed one family member over the age of 18 years old to visit during visitation hours.

Laboring mothers are allowed their significant other and mother at the bedside during labor. At time of post-partum the mother is allowed to have their significant other to stay.

Any patient on isolation will not be allowed visitors unless pre-approved by House Supervisor and Nursing Administration.

All visitors will be screened prior to entering patient care areas on the following:

  • A fever higher than 100.0 and signs/symptoms of COVID-19
  • Signs of respiratory illness (cough, runny nose, difficulty breathing)

Visitors that have cleared the screening will be provided a wrist band with date and room number that must be worn during entire visit.

No children under the age of 18 years old will be allowed to visit patients in the facility.