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Visitor Restrictions

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 latest 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 8 p.m.
Saturday - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Emergency Department


Inpatient Visitation Hours - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Visitation Hours - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitor Kiosk Check-In and Screening

When accompanying a patient to an appointment or visiting an inpatient a Good Samaritan, visitors must check-in at a contactless kiosk. Kiosks are located in the Health Pavilion, Gibault Memorial, Same Day Surgery Center, Cancer Pavilion and the Emergency Department. This kiosk will allow the visitor to check in, and also ask some screening questions that include: symptoms of COVID-19, recent testing and exposure. Once the screening is complete a visitor badge will be printed for the visitor to wear during their visit. To learn more click here.

Visitor Guidelines:

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*Nursing supervisor is to be notified for decision making regarding unusual circumstances or for visitation past 8 p.m.

*In the best interest of a patient, the healthcare team may need to alter the visitation.

*Masking is optional beginning October 4, 2022. The masking policy is subject to change when the CDC Data Tracker indicates a COVID-19 Community Level Status of yellow or red in Knox County.

*Discharge support planning & education may occur outside of visitation hours

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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