Visitors at NHRMC Facilities

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We know that patients in the hospital may need extra support and understand the important role of visitors in the health and well-being of patients.

NHRMC remains committed to maintaining the health and safety of patients, our team and our community while allowing for loved ones to support the care and healing of our patients.

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as guidelines are adjusted to meet the need for creating the safest environment for your loved ones.

Visitor Guidelines

We will allow hospitalized patients to identify one person over the age of 18 who may visit between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The designated person will be the only permitted visitor while the patient is staying in the hospital.

  • Anyone who is over 65, pregnant, or immunocompromised is discouraged from visiting.
  • Visitors will be screened at designated entrances, and anyone with symptoms associated with COVID-19 may not enter.
  • All visitors should bring a mask, and will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth, wash hands often and practice social distancing by staying six feet away from others while at NHRMC.

Because of the patients served in certain areas, the guidelines may be different for specific areas:

Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital

  • NICU patient may have both parents.
  • Women in our birthplace areas may have one support partner.
  • Pediatric patients may have one advocate, parent or guardian.

NHRMC Emergency Departments

  • Patients may have a visitor in certain limited circumstances as approved by clinical leaders.

Procedural/Diagnostic/Outpatient Areas

  • Visitors accompanying patients who are undergoing procedures or outpatient visits will be asked to remain outside of the building during the patient procedure.

NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital

  • No visitation is permitted at this time.

NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital inpatient areas

  • Visitation hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Visitation hours are 1 to 7 p.m., with modifications for those in semi-private rooms.

Pender Memorial Hospital

  • No visitation is permitted at this time except in special circumstances.

Screening Guidelines

So that visitors don’t accidentally expose loved ones in the hospital, all potential visitors are screened at entrances before entering NHRMC and its facilities. Remember you may be sick without having symptoms yet so these steps are an important way of protecting your loved ones.

We ask that those who meeting the following conditions not attempt to visit as they will not be allowed to be an approved visitor and won’t be allowed to enter patient care areas:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher (we will take your temperature at the entrance)
  • Symptoms such as:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Close contact with someone with COVID-19 or flu symptoms (6 feet for more than 15 minutes) in the last 14 days
  • Positive COVID-19 test (in the past 10 days) or waiting for COVID-19 test results