Visitor Policy for Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, Providence Redwood Memorial Hospital

Welcome to Providence St. Joseph Hospital and Providence Redwood Memorial Hospital

While visiting your loved ones, we ask you to respectfully comply with our visitor policy

  • Only one visitor, over the age of 14, may enter the hospital per day to visit a patient between  10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • One visitor may be permitted 24 hours in the Emergency Department.
  • Visitors must wear a hospital-approved and provided mask.
  • After being screened at the hospital entrance and receiving a visitor management badge, visitors must go directly to the patient care unit where their  loved one is located, check in at the unit’s front desk and then go directly to the patient’s room. The visitor must remain in the room and may not gather in any hospital waiting areas or hallways. Visitors must be screened daily.
  • Our cafeteria is open for visitors to purchase food and beverages. Due to physical distancing requirements, we ask visitors to eat their food in the cafeteria. Please note that no eating is permitted in patient rooms.
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  • Surgical Services will follow the current process we currently have in place.
  • Visitors may not use patient restrooms. Public restrooms are available on each patient care unit. After using restroom, always wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Visitors must keep hands clean all the time. Please perform hand hygiene by using either alcohol-based hand rub or washing hands with soap and water.
  • Visitors are not allowed for patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected of having  COVID-19.
  • Visitors may only visit the patient they are supporting and understand the potential risk. Visitors are encouraged to consider other ways to visit (phone, FaceTime, etc.).
  • Visitors at high risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with underlying medical conditions are discouraged from visiting.

Labor and Delivery/Obstetrics

  • The patient is permitted to have one support person and that individual is considered to be the patient’s one visitor. The support person is allowed to stay during the patient’s hospitalization and must remain in the patient’s room (may not leave the hospital and come back).
  • Support person must wear a mask when a caregiver enters the room and follow all other visitor policies.
  • Doulas are considered an essential part of the medical team and are welcome.
  • A COVID-19 positive support person may not enter the hospital. The patient will need to choose another support person.

Special Visitation Circumstances

  • Hospice, end-of-life and comfort care patients (including COVID-19 patients), may have up to two visitors at one time. Visitation may rotate among family members, but when not in the patient room, family members will need to wait outside the hospital. End-of-life status will be determined by the physician.
  • New ICU admissions after 8 pm will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  • Pediatrics, ED and PICU: one parent at a time (with patient identification band on parent) throughout the hospitalization.

*This visitation policy is subject to change. Visitation may be adjusted at the discretion of the facility to promote the safety of caregviers, patients, and visitors and to maintain physical distancing. Thank you for your understanding and compliance with our policies.

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