Visitation Rights

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In situations where Baptist Health is restricting patient visitation, an essential caregiver is allowed to visit for two hours per day if the patient requests and is in one of the below situations:

  • In an end-of-life situation
  • Struggling with the change in environment and lack of in-person family support
  • Making one or more major medical decisions
  • Experiencing emotional distress or grieving the loss of a friend or family member who recently died
  • In need of cueing or encouragement to eat or drink
    (as was previously provided by a family member or caregiver)
  • Seldom speaking but used to talk and interact with others
  • In a childbirth situation, including labor and delivery
  • A child (pediatric patients)

Patients can designate a family member, friend, guardian, or other individual to be the essential caregiver.

Essential Caregivers: What to know before you visit

  • Baptist Health staff will educate visitors on infection prevention policies and procedures and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Visitors are responsible for self screening for communicable disease symptoms prior to visiting patients at our hospitals. Please do not visit patients if you check “yes” to any of the categories in this screening guide.

Review the latest visitor policy for all our Baptist Health locations.

Visitor Policy: Who Can Visit & Where?

Visitation Rights Additional Content Section 1

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