Screening Guidelines in place at all entrances​.

We are making changes to our Visitor Policy and want to provide you with all of the information. The good news is we are moving to TWO caregivers/individuals per patient. These changes go into effect Monday, March 8, 2021, at 5 a.m. The specifics for each setting are below: 

Medical Center 

• Two designated caregivers may be with each child while they are a patient in the medical center. This does not apply to the emergency room or end-of-life situations when more than two individuals may be needed. These situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

• Everyone entering the medical center will be screened (temperature checked/ symptoms of illness). 

• All surgery and procedural areas at the medical center and Dodson ASC, including the main OR, surgery waiting areas, etc. will follow the two designated caregivers policy in place for the medical center. 

Primary Care & Specialty Care offices, Urgent Care Centers, Neighborhood Clinics, Surgery Centers, Home Health office 

• Any two people from the child’s household may come with the patient to any appointments or visits. For example: mom and sister; dad and daughter; mom and grandmother. 

• Those visiting our locations will be screened upon entering (temperature checked/ symptoms of illness). 

What are we screening for? 

• Fever or signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. 

• Contact in the last 24 days with someone who has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, someone who is under investigation for COVID-19 or someone who is ill with a respiratory illness.

• The child only has to be away for 24 days if he is exposed to COVID in the home. ​The 24 days is for known exposures only.

• For exampl​e, if a child has a PT appointment but has a cough and no known exposures, they cannot be seen because of current illness unless is it urgent. 

• But if the child gets well and has no symptoms in a few days—and never gets a COVID test—then they can technically be seen in PT.

Additional COVID-19 appointment, visit and screening information for patients, families and visitors is located here.