Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family and friends are welcomed to visit; however, patient care is our primary concern at Paris Regional, and in order to enhance the quality of care and the safety of those who are with us, specific visiting hours and regulations have been established. We ask that all visitors please follow these guidelines. Please check with the information desk in the main lobby or a nurse's station for a copy of the visitor policies.
Paris Regional Health general visitation guidelines
- Each inpatient may receive well visitors between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Patients in OB, ER, those who are here for outpatient procedures and those under the age of 16 will be allowed a visitor at all times.
- Visitors for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19 may be restricted at the discretion of the attending physician.
- When visiting patients on isolation/droplet precautions, appropriate protective equipment must always be worn, and visits may be limited to 10-minutes per day.
- The Intensive Care Unit has further restricted visitor guidelines due to the acute nature of the unit. If you are visiting a patient in the ICU, please check with the unit for visitor details.
* Some inpatient units may have further specifications for their visitor guidelines. Please check in at the nursing station on your unit for the most up-to-date information.
Women's & Children's Services visitation guidelines
LABOR & DELIVERY
Visitation to Labor & Delivery will be limited to two support persons/visitors for the duration of the labor and delivery. No switching will be allowed. Visitors will receive a name badge to be worn while in Labor & Delivery.
Postpartum patients can receive visitors as desired from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with quiet hours observed from 2-4 p.m. Two visitors are allowed during quiet hours with no exchanges.
Only one support person is permitted for overnight stays from 8:30 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Siblings (under the age of 16) of the newborn or pediatric patient may visit for one hour per day. Children must be able to wear a mask in common areas and hallways.
We ask that anyone showing any signs of illness please refrain from visiting our vulnerable patient population.
Safety precautions such as self-screening for communicable illness such as COVID-19 and RSV, frequent handwashing and sanitizing, and masking in common areas will be required of all visitors.
Social distancing will be enforced in waiting area with limited seating.
We will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation in our community and region and will revise policies and procedures as needed. Updated information can always be found here. We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation.