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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.

Visitor Guidelines:

  • Emergency Room
    • One Visitor 16 Years or Older
      • Length of Visit: ER Visit
        • If inpatient admission, visitor may stay until 6 p.m. or for a 30-minute settling in period if outside of visitation hours.
  • Inpatient Visitation
    • Visiting Hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • One Visitor 16 Years or Older
        • Visitor may change throughout the day, but only one visitor per patient
          at a time in the facility.
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
    • One Visitor
      • Visiting Hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
        • Discharge support planning and education per current unit policy. Visitor may change throughout the day, but only one visitor per patient at a time in the facility.
  • Patient with disabilities that may include, but not be limited to; altered mental status, physical, intellectual or cognitive disability, communication barriers or behavioral concerns, who need assistance due to the specifics of their disability may, have one designated support person with them to support their disability-related needs during their stay.
    • One Visitor 16 Years or Older
      • Length of Visit: Unlimited
        • Visitor may change throughout the day, but only one visitor per patient
          at a time in the facility.
  • Inpatient Surgery or Procedure
    • One Visitor 16 Years or Older
      • ​Length of Visit: May Arrive One Hour Prior to Procedural Time
        • Visitor may stay for the settling in time of 30 minutes if outside visitation hours.
  • Outpatient Surgery and All Other OP Procedures (Laboratory, Cardiology, Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, etc.)
    • One Visitor 16 Years or Older
      • Length of Visit: Arrival to Discharge
        • Request that visitor stay in designated patient care area.
  • Suspected or Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Patients
    • No Visitors
      • Will adjust visitor requirement when patient tests negative.
  • Sudden Critical Event, Terminally Ill, Hospice or Imminently Dying
    • Limit Two People at a Time - Immediate Family and Significant Others
      • Length of Visit: Unlimited
        • Notify house supervisor for approval / appropriateness of visit for visitors under 16 years of age.
  • Pediatric Patient < 18 Years
    • Two Visitors 16 Years or Older
      • Length of Visit: Unlimited
        • Visitor may change throughout the day, but only one visitor per patient at a time in the facility.
  • Patient in Labor or Postpartum
    • Two visitors in the delivery room during labor process.
    • After labor only one visitor at a time in postpartum.
      • Length of Visit: Unlimited
        • Visitor may change throughout the day, but only one visitor per patient at a time in the facility.
  • Inpatient Behavioral Health
    • One Designated Visitor Per Stay
      • Visiting Hours Monday - Sunday 6 to 8 p.m.
        • Visitation outside of visiting hours allowed for discharge planning and education.
  • Outpatient Infusion
    • One Visitor
      • Visiting Hours: Arrival to Discharge
        • Must remain with patient or waiting room and wear mask.
  • Expected or Unexpected Transfer to Another Medical Facility Outside of Visitation Hours
    • One Visitor
      • Visiting Hours: Within the 60 Minutes Prior to Departure If Outside of Visiting Hours
        • Visitor may change throughout the day, but only one visitor per patient at a time in the facility.
  • Medical / Physician Practices
    • One Visitor
      • Visiting Hours: Throughout Time of Appointment
        • Must remain with patient or waiting room and wear mask.

Patients and visitors will still need to be screened before entering the hospital, provider offices and clinics.

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:

Has the patient/visitor:

  • Experienced fever or abnormal temperature in past 48 hours?
  • Taken Tylenol or Advil to treat a fever in the past 48 hours?
  • Tested positive or are awaiting results of testing for COVID-19?
  • Experienced symptoms of a respiratory infection?
    • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath (new for you)
    • Dry cough
    • Sore throat
    • Runny nose
  • Recently lost or had a reduction in your sense of smell or taste?
  • Traveled outside the United States by air or cruise ship in the past 14 days?
  • Had contact in the last 14 days with someone who is suspected of or has tested positive for coronavirus Covid-19?
  • Had anyone in their immediate contacts (or household) tested for or awaiting results for COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
  • Experienced unexplained diarrhea or vomiting in the past 48 hours?
  • Age under 18 years?

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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