Because of our strong commitment to the health and safety of our patients, Primary Children's Hospital has guidelines that restrict patient visitation during the months when respiratory illness is prevalent in the community. Data suggests that this reduces the risk of spreading H1N1, seasonal flu, RSV, and other respiratory illness to those at high risk of serious complications.
These guidelines are effective January 13, 2014.
Flu Season Visitor Guidelines
- Persons who are ill with respiratory symptoms or fever are not allowed to visit patients.
- If you are not immunized for the flu, please wear a mask.
- Please stay home if you are sick. If you have a fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea - please stay home.
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.