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Capital Health is working hard to keep our patients, community and staff healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic evolves, Capital Health will be resuming performance of certain inpatient and outpatient procedures. This update to visitation directives incorporates and balances patient rights and experience with best practices in infection prevention.
Effective September 2, one visitor at a time will be allowed in the facility for each patient between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Multiple visitors may not enter and congregate in lobby or unit waiting areas. Visitors must wear appropriate PPE (generally a mask) and practice hand hygiene upon entering and exiting the patient room. Visitors are strongly encouraged to remain in the room and not travel throughout the facility, with the exception of short cafeteria and restroom visits as necessary. The DOH issued Executive Directive 20-020 on June 29, 2020, which exempts doulas from the limit on support persons allowed to be present during the care of a laboring woman.
The following exceptions apply to visitors in the Maternity and Pediatric Services areas:
- OB (3M and Labor & Delivery) patients are limited to one support person and an appropriately certified Doula (when applicable)
- NICU and Pediatric patients are permitted two visitors.
Visitors in Maternity and Pediatrics are permitted to be present 24/7, but the identified parents/support people must be the same for the entire length of stay. Monitoring of visitors for symptoms and temperature occurs on the unit.
At this time, we are not allowing visitors in the designated COVID-19 units at Capital Health Regional Medical Center (Neuro ICU South and COVID-19 section of 2 Front).
In accordance with DOH policy, patients with intellectual or cognitive disability, communication barriers or behavioral concerns may have a designated care partner with them at all times throughout their hospitalization at either campus. This designated care partner can be a family member; personal care assistant; or other disability service provider knowledgeable about the patient's care. This individual will be identified by an orange band .Outside of designated visiting hours, this individual must stop at the lobby security desk and present the band to enter the facility. This individual must meet COVID-19 symptom and temperature screening criteria. Once in the unit, the designated care partner must not access other areas of the hospital.
Visitor or Support Person Requirements for All Areas
- Visitors must not be ill, or display signs of illness (e.g. coughing, temperature greater than 100.0 F)
- Visitors must be age 18 or older
- Visitors must wear a face mask
- Visitors must perform hand hygiene
- Visitors must comply with a temperature screening
- Visitors must bring identification for badge processing
- Visitors must sign the waiver above
- Visitors must not have returned from a state currently subject to a travel advisory within 14 days
Persons not meeting these criteria will be denied entry into the facility.
We thank you in advance for adhering to our restrictions and understanding.
Video Visits for Primary Care and Behavioral Health
Now more than ever, your primary care provider should be your first point of contact if you’re not feeling well. To safely and conveniently provide you with the most appropriate care, Capital Health Medical Group offers video visits with the same great doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants that patients see in our Primary Care Network locations throughout the region.
Available to current and new patients, these appointments are now covered by insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, and in many cases co-pays will not be charged.
The incredible physical toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on both patients and health care workers is unmistakable, but the crisis is also having a significant impact on the population as a whole that is sometimes less obvious. With more people experiencing feelings of helplessness, loss, and loneliness during the current health crisis, Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists offers video visit appointments to help current and new patients process and navigate these challenging times.
Out of an abundance of caution for patients and providers, Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists has temporarily switched to video visits only, with limited group support options available as well. Video visits for behavioral health are now covered by most major insurances, including Medicare, and in many cases co-pays will not be charged. Referrals from primary care providers are not required.
Learn More About COVID-19
Click here to listen to our latest Health Headlines podcast with more information on COVID-19 from Capital Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Marc Whitman.
Concern about this virus leaves many Americans wondering if there is anything they can do to protect themselves and their families from getting sick. Click on the links below for more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19: