Community Prevalence HIGH

Visitation Policy

updated August 5, 2021

Our policy is in place to keep our patients, staff, and community safe from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses and applies to all JH departments and personnel, vendors and contracted workers, including off-campus locations.

Jefferson Healthcare considers Community Prevalence HIGH and there is no visitation, except under special circumstances.

Special circumstances

The following patients may have one consistent visitor per day with in and out privileges:

  • Patients who require a support person to assist in complex medical decision-making and support for serious illness, end of life, or obstetrical care.
  • Minor patients may be accompanied by a caregiver at all times.
  • Patients with altered mental status, developmental delay, or display disruptive behavior (where caregiver provides safety / is key to safe care delivery).
  • Patients with disabilities are allowed one visitor that is knowledgeable about the needs of the person with a disability to serve as a designated support person.
  • Children under 12 are not permitted to visit except for limited visitation in end-of-life circumstances.
  • Adult patients seeking emergent care for themselves or another child may have minor children present until childcare arrangements can be made.
  • There are exceptions for laboring women &, end of life care.
  • For women seeking perinatal care, one visitor is permitted.