COVID-19 VISITOR GUIDELINES

Updated October 6, 2021

At Conemaugh Health System, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients. 


Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center 

Effective 10/7/21, to reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses, we are taking the following precautions to protect our patients, staff and visitors:

COVID positive patients are not allowed visitors*

  • Inpatient areas
    • Inpatient adults (18 and older) are permitted one visitor at a time during visiting hours only (noon to 8 p.m. daily).
    • Inpatient adult behavioral health patients are temporarily not permitted any visitors.
    • Pediatric patients (under age 18) are permitted one parent or guardian at all times.
    • Labor and Delivery patients are permitted one support person at all times.
    • The care teams will compassionately evaluate exceptions on a case-by-case basis for end-of-life and medical necessity.
    • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in.
    • Visitors must be temp checked at a kiosk location upon entry:
      • Level D of North Parking Garage
      • P5
      • Good Samaritan Lobby entrance
      • Main entrance
      • Visitors with temperature of 100.4 °F or greater should not access the facility.
      • Prior to entering patient’s room, visitors will check in at nurse’s station.
      • Visitors are asked to avoid congregating in waiting rooms.
         
  • CPG Offices
    • Practices recommend that only one visitor or support person accompany a patient to an office visit, and only if support is absolutely necessary.  
    • A decision maker for patients, who are not capable of making decisions for themselves, may be allowed in. They must be screened and masked prior to making those decisions with the office. These visits must be prearranged and approved by physician office.
    • An assistant to help those who are physically unable to get into the physician office can enter, but must return to their vehicle until the patient is ready for pick up.
    • A minor child being seen by a provider may have one parent or legal guardian.
    • One person will be permitted into OB ultrasound with expectant mother.
    • There will continue to be NO visitors in the physician offices. Visitors cannot be accommodated due to an inability to maintain social distancing with limited space in waiting rooms and exam rooms. 
    • Urgent Care patients at MedWELL are permitted one visitor, only if the patient is a minor or needs additional support.
       
  • Outpatient Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy
    • There will continue to be NO visitors in the therapy clinic unless requested by the therapist. Visitors cannot be accommodated due to an inability to maintain social distancing with limited space in waiting rooms and exam rooms. 
    • An assistant to help those who are physically unable to get into the therapy clinic can enter and must be masked, but must return to their vehicle until the patient is ready for pick up. 
    • A decision maker for the patients, who are not capable of making decisions for themselves, may be allowed in. They must be screened and masked prior to making those decisions with the office. These visits must be prearranged and approved by the therapy clinic.
    • Permitted visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in to the office. 
       
  • Emergency Room
    • All patients are permitted one visitor.
       
  • Post-Acute Inpatient Areas:
    • Crichton Rehabilitation Unit
      • Daily visitation from 12:00PM to 8:00PM.  
      • Patients are permitted one adult visitor.
      • Lee Campus will be locked; therefore, visitors will need to use the Security phone located on the left side of the automatic doors at the Lincoln Street entrance to enter the building. 
      • Visitors must screen upon entering the building by taking their temperature at the temperature check station located in the lobby.   
      • All visitors must screen prior to entering the unit.   
      • Visitors with a positive screen, will not be granted access 
      • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in.  If no mask, access will be denied.  
      • Masks must be worn at all times during the visit.  
      • Visitors are asked to avoid congregating in common areas.  Visitation is confined to the patient's room and not permitted in common areas such as the dayroom, gym, or dining room.    
      • Social distancing of > 6 feet must be maintained.   
    • Transitional Care Unit
      • Patients are permitted two adult visitors.
  • Outpatient/Procedural/Surgery areas at Main Campus
    • One visitor at a time are permitted.
    • Visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in. 
    • Visitors must be temp checked at a kiosk location upon entry:
      • Main entrance
      • Good Samaritan Lobby entrance
      • P5
      • Level D of North Parking Garage
    • Visitors with temperature of 100.4 °F or greater should not access the facility.
    • Current guidance with social distancing must be adhered.

Permitted visitors are required to wear a mask that they bring in.


Conemaugh Miners Medical Center 

Visiting hours will be 9 AM – 7 PM daily.

  • Two visitors per day for Med/Surg patients (that are not COVID positive/PUI)
  • One support person for adult outpatients, up to two for pediatric outpatients
  • One support person for adult Emergency Room patients, up to two for pediatric Emergency Room patients
  • No one under the age of 16 is permitted to be a visitor at this time
  • Masks must still be worn at all times by patients, visitors and staff. 

Patients that are COVID positive or persons under investigation for COVID are not permitted to have visitors.  


Conemaugh Nason Medical Center

Effective Monday, October 4, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center hasimplemented a no-visitor policy in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. Exceptions to the no-visitor policy include:

  • Minors (under age 18) will be allowed one parent or guardian for the duration of their stay.
  • Labor and Delivery patients will be allowed to have one support person with them for the duration of their stay.
  • One visitor will be permitted to help patients who require extra assistance during ambulatory appointments.
  • Visitors must return to their vehicle until the patient is ready for pick up.
  • End-of-life, as well as other situations where a patient’s well-being or mental state benefits from a visitor, will be approved by the attending physician in coordination with staff.

All visitors will screen upon entry and are required to wear a mask. Visitors with a positive screen will be asked to leave. Visitors must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit, and social distancing will continue to be practiced. Patients are encouraged to use alternative methods of communication, including FaceTime or Zoom, as much as possible. Devices are available for patient use at the hospital upon request. 


Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center

Visiting hours will be 12 PM – 7 PM daily. One adult visitor per patient, per day.

  • Medsurg patients will be limited to only one visitor per day between the hours of 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • One companion for an ambulatory appointment.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or respiratory patients who are under observation or test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • Social distancing will continue to be observed. Please be aware seating is limited in waiting areas.
  • No visitors under the age of 12.
  • All visitors will be screened upon entry, required to wear a mask and an armband indicating they have been screened.
  • Visitors who screen positive at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.

Screening Process:

Upon entering the facility, everyone – including our employees, providers, contractors and volunteers – will be screened with questions regarding respiratory symptoms and travel history based on CDC recommendations. In additon, temperatures will be taken and those with temperatures greater than 100 degrees will not be allowed entry unless seeking treatment. Visitors and patients will be screened at their point of entry into the facility.  Staff, providers, visitors and patients who pass the screening will be provided with a wristband to signal they’ve been screened.