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Visitor Restrictions

Good Samaritan Visitor Restrictions / Patient Screening

Good Samaritan is taking extra precautions to protect patients, employees, visitors and the general public following the Indiana State Department of Health announcing confirmed cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Indiana. This is the lastest update on procedures being put into place at Good Samaritan.

Access to Good Samaritan for patients are at these areas:

Health Pavilion

Monday – Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Emergency Department

24/7

Cancer Pavilion

Open for oncology patients only. Patients will be screened and an appointment will be verified.

No visitors are permitted until further notice

In light of the rapidly-changing COVID-19 pandemic, and the critical importance of protecting patients and staff, Good Samaritan will be further restricting visitors.

Exceptions will be made for one visitor in the areas below:

  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Inpatient Surgery (Before Surgery, day of surgery only)
  • Patients without mental capacity to answer questions or make decisions
  • End-of-life discussions and visitations
  • Pediatric patients - 1 parent or guardian
  • Laboring Mother, 1 laboring partner for entire stay
  • Behavioral Health at Discharge for Treatment Plan

All approved visitors with exceptions must be at least 18 years old unless they are the parent of a patient, or are an emancipated minor.

All Visitation Exceptions will be verified and is at the discretion of clinical leadership.

All patients and visitors allowed by exception will be screened upon arrival.

At Physician Network offices patients will be limited to one visitor accompanying them who is over the age of 18. However, anyone above the age of 65 will be asked to remain outside of the clinic.

Health Assessment Screening

Every visitor and outpatient who enters the hospital will have to complete a health screening assessment. The Visitor/Outpatient Health Screening includes six yes or no questions that include:

  • Have you had fever in the past 48 hours?
  • Have you had diarrhea or vomiting in the past 48 hours?
  • Have you had symptoms of a respiratory infection such as shortness of breath, cough, sore throat, etc.?
  • Have you traveled to areas with sustained COVID-19 (China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran)?
  • Have you been in contact with someone with known or suspected coronavirus Covid-19?
  • Are you under 18 years of age?

CLICK HERE to download the Visitor Screening Form

Patients who answer yes will be provided a mask to proceed to their health care appointment.

Valet service at the hospital has been suspended until further notice as well, however, a shuttle will still be available to pick up patients in the parking lot. Patients coming to the hospital for an outpatient visit, please be on the lookout for the valet shuttle for a ride to the door.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

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