Note to our Patients and Families

Note to our Patients and Families

Dear Patients and Families,

We are committed to protecting your safety while providing the highest quality healthcare.  During this time of heightened awareness about COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are restricting visitors at all PIH Health facilities.  The details for those restrictions are noted HERE.

In addition, the number of entrances to the hospitals and medical offices will be limited.  All visitors and patients, including vendors and contractors, will be screened at designated entry points, including the Emergency Department.

Visitors should not visit if they have one for more of the following symptoms – fever, cough or shortness of breath – or have traveled in a COVID-19 (coronavirus) area, or have come into contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Patients under COVID-19 investigation will not be permitted any visitors, unless compassionate care is approved.

We encourage you to use electronic communication, such as FaceTime and Skype, in place of in-person visitation wherever possible.

We understand these limitations are an inconvenience, especially during this difficult time.  The best scientific data and expertise identifies “social distancing” as an essential element in successfully containing the spread of COVID-19.  We must all do our part to support these guidelines and remain a good community partner. 

We appreciate your understanding at this time.