Spencer Hospital Visitation Restrictions Due to COVID-19

posted on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in COVID-19

To protect our patients, families, healthcare workers and community during the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus-19) and to prevent further spread of the disease, visitor restrictions are listed below. All patients and permitted visitors who enter the hospital or any of the clinics MUST bring and wear a mask. 

  • Inpatients - (Updated 11/25/20) No visitors are permitted for patients on the inpatient floors of the following units: Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care, and Behavioral Health. Birth Center visitation remains the same - one person per day. 
  • Patients who are receiving end-of-life care (as determined by physician) can have two visitors, allowing loved ones to be near, within a 24-hour period.
  • Pediatric patients (age 17 and under) - Pediatric patients hospitalized as inpatients (admitted to the Medical-Surgical floors or Intensive Care Unit) may have two parents/guardians visit. Outpatient pediatric patients may be accompanied by one parent or guardian. Only one parent or guardian with a pediatric patient in the emergency department. 
  • Birth Center: (Updated 6/1/20) Visitors are limited to one person per day, which includes the baby’s father or mother’s support person. The father/support person can be present for a surgical delivery.
  • Warner Dialysis Centers: For the safety of our patients receiving dialysis treatment, no visitors are permitted at the Spencer or Spirit Lake Centers effective March 16, 2020.
  • Adult outpatients are asked to come alone, unless physical assistance is required. Also, obstetric patients scheduled for an OB ultrasound may be accompanied by one person.
  • Surgical patients may be accompanied by one person who must remain in the surgical area during the patient’s procedure.
  • Emergency patients: Pediatric patients may be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No visitors permitted for adult emergency patients unless the patient has a life-threatening condition as determined by the medical team.
  • Avera Home Medical Equipment: To prevent further spread of COVID-19, Avera Home Medical Equipment of Spencer Hospital patients may wear a mask and come into the building or call ahead for curbside delivery.  You can reach Avera Home Medical Equipment of Spencer Hospital at (712) 580-3923