Coffee Regional Medical Center Visitation Policy

Coffee Regional Medical Center has enhanced our visitation policy as part of our commitment to providing a safe environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. We make any change to our policy carefully and try extremely hard to ensure that we provide our patients with the very best and most safe care possible.
 

There are 3 visitation levels: Green, Yellow, and Red. Each level has been assigned a designated color to reflect our current visitation policy based on the number of active COVID-19 cases in our community. The level of COVID-19 infections determines when and how many visitors—patient advocates, family members, and loved ones—can visit a patient at this time. All visitors must be screened at the front desk and must be age 18 or older unless otherwise noted in the guidelines below.

These guidelines pertain to OUTPATIENT PROCEDURES as well. 

Coffee Regional Medical Center is currently under a GREEN VISITATION LEVEL. 

COVID-positive patients are not allowed to have visitorsOur caregivers and staff will work with COVID + Patient’s family members to ensure communication is clear and possible with each patient.  
 
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we work together to keep your loved ones safe and healthy. 

 

Green visitation levels indicate COVID-19 case levels are low. A designated visitor may stay overnight but is not permitted to re-enter if they leave the facility after designated visiting hours from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Two visitors are permitted in most areas from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 

Yellow visitation levels indicate COVID-19 case levels are elevated. One designated visitor is permitted in most areas. A designated visitor is allowed when necessary for outpatient procedures. The designated visitor may stay overnight but is not permitted to re-enter if they leave the facility after designated visiting hours from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 

Red visitation levels indicate COVID-19 case levels are high. No visitors are permitted. Only a designated visitor is allowed when our caregivers deem it necessary for outpatient procedures or those patients who physically or for compassionate care reasons require a family member’s presence. For those hospitalized patients requiring a designated visitor, the designated visitor may stay overnight but is not permitted to re-enter if they leave the facility after designated visiting hours from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. While under RED level, each patient will have a designated contact who will communicate with our caregivers and receive patient updates. 

Once again, for all the above levels, COVID-positive patients are not allowed to have visitors. 

For more information on each level, click here.

SPECIAL NOTICE: 

  • ICU has QUIET TIME from 2p – 4p each day. During this time, no visitation is allowed, and phone calls will not be transferred. 
  • In situations where visitors are restricted, an exception may be made for End-of-Life or Special Life circumstances. Please contact the Patient Care Director.  
  • Visitation may be limited at the discretion of the Physician, Nurse or PCD under special circumstances due to issues such as the patient’s need for rest, security, safety or for the patient’s comfort and privacy. 

 

Visitor Policy Exemptions for Labor & Delivery 

 

Coffee Regional Medical Center understands the importance of having support as you prepare to welcome your new bundle of joy. That is why we have special visitation guidelines for our expecting mothers. 

 

Green Visitation Levels 

Under green visitation levels, birthing mothers may have one designated visitor for the duration of the stay. Two additional visitors are permitted during regular visiting hours, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. These additional visitors may alternate. All visitors must be screened at the front desk. Under GREEN level only, siblings of the new baby may visit under special circumstances and when supervised by an adult. 

 

Yellow Visitation Levels 

Under yellow visitation levels, birthing mothers may have one designated visitor for the duration of the stay. One additional visitor is permitted from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. This additional visitor may alternate. All visitors must be screened at the front desk.

 

Red Visitation Levels 

Under red visitation levels, birthing mothers may have one designated visitor for the duration of the stay.  No additional visitors will be allowed.

We Ask That Designated Visitors follow the guidelines below: 

  • Wear required personal protective equipment within the hospital. 
  • Take necessary precautions to always stay healthy, which includes wearing a mask, social distancing and frequently washing hands. 
  • Help maintain and secure patient belongings. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact and help communicate patient updates to the patient’s family and friends. 
  • Provide emotional support to your loved one in partnership with the clinical team. 
  • Assist with providing relevant history about the patient’s care. 
  • Please follow all instructions from the care team.