Beginning January 22, 2013
Because of our strong commitment to patient safety and a high level of commitment to the health of our patients, Primary Children's Medical Center has guidelines that restrict patient visitation during the months when respiratory illness is prevalent in the community. Data suggests that the action will reduce the risk of spreading H1N1, seasonal flu, and RSV and other respiratory illness to those at high risk of serious complications.
These visitation guidelines consist of the following, for everyone's safety:
- No one under 14 years old will be allowed to visit in the inpatient units. Visitors under 14 years old will be asked to leave the hospital.
- Only 2 people will be allowed at the bedside at a time. All others will be asked to leave the room.
- Please stay home if you are sick. If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, please stay home.
- Ask for a mask for your child. The patient should wear a mask if he or she has flu or cold symptoms.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
- Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue or your upper sleeve.
Patients coming for Outpatient Clinic visits:
- If you or your child has fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, please stay home and call to reschedule your clinic appointment. If your child's condition will not allow you to reschedule, please put on a mask, available at the entrance to the hospital.
- Please use the south entrance of the hospital to access the clinics. Valet parking is available.
- Outpatient areas do not have the same restrictions listed above, but we do encourage family members to limit the number of people who come with them to their child’s clinic visit.