Currently, VISITING HOURS are as follows for non-COVID-19 positive patients (separate guidelines apply for COVID-19 positive patients)
Arnot Ogden Medical Center
- Medical Surgical Units: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
- ICU: 8:00 am – Noon and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
- Infusion Center: No visitation.
- Labor and Delivery: Limit two support person at the bedside with any laboring/delivered mother. Support persons must be the same two throughout the entire stay. Support persons may come and go throughout the stay
- NICU: only parents, no sibling visitation
- Heart & Vascular Institute: Outpatient testing, and clinic patients may be accompanied by one person only for pediatric or if medical, physical, or cognitive support is required. Heart & Vascular Institute Invasive laboratories (Cardiac catheterization, electrophysiology, interventional radiology) patients undergoing same day procedures may be accompanied by a companion, who may remain with the patient through the initial intake process and then rejoin the patient for the discharge process.
- Emergency Department: Bedside visitation will remain at the discretion of the provider and/or nurse caring for the patient, and there is no specific visitation time. Visitors will also be restricted to one at a time, unless a limited number is appropriate, such as during end-of-life situations.
St. Joseph's Hospital Campus
- SNF: no restrictions
- ARU: Sundays 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, one visitor during this time. You must call the ARU by Saturday evening to visit at (607) 733-6541
- BSU: visitation times: every day 1pm-2pm and 6:30 pm -7:30 pm. To be scheduled through the department by calling (607) 737-7002 or (607) 733-6541
Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital
- Medical Surgical Unit: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
- In the Emergency Department, bedside visitation will remain at the discretion of the provider and/or nurse caring for the patient, and there is no specific visitation time. Visitors will also be restricted to one at a time, unless a limited number is appropriate, such as during end-of-life situations.
Arnot Health is following NYS Department of Health (DOH) GUIDEINES FOR VISITATION.
- Visitors will be limited to two people per day (visitors DO NOT have to be the same two people each day), unless a limited number of additional persons is determined to be appropriate to allow at the bedside (i.e., end-of-life situations).
- All visitors must be 12 years of age or older except in rare circumstances as determined by the hospital nursing supervisor. Visitors less than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All visitors must undergo symptom and temperature checks upon entering the facility and shall be denied entry if they report significant COVID-19 exposure or symptoms during the prior 10 days or have a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
- Visitors who do not have a surgical mask will be provided one before being allowed to enter the facility. Visitors will be expected to continue to wear this mask at all times while within the facility. Those who fail to comply will be asked to leave. If a visitor is wearing a gaiter, bandana, or other face covering that does not meet our requirements, they will be provided a surgical mask.
- Visitors are expected to perform meticulous hand hygiene upon entry to the facility and upon entering and exiting patient rooms.
- All visitors will be provided a temporary badge
- Once in the facility, visitors should generally remain in the patient's room throughout the visit, except when directed to leave by hospital staff. When in other areas of the facility outside the patient's room (e.g., cafeteria, waiting area, rest room), visitors must be appropriately distanced from other patients or staff.
- Arnot Health will follow NYS policy on collecting visitor information on arrival.
Support persons are permitted at the bedside for the following patients (outside the normal visitation hours):
- Patients in labor and delivery
- Pediatric patients
- Patients for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary) including patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments including dementia
- Patients in imminent end-of-life situations, where death in anticipated within less than 24 hours