Clifton-Fine Hospital Visitation Policy
(Updated November 21st, 2022)
The health and safety of our patients, families, and employees have always been our top priority. We would like you to know that we are continuously monitoring and assessing the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are taking important measures to keep our communities safe. With the recent developments around the COVID-19, we would like to share our strategy with you.
We are following the current CDC recommendations. Also, we have increased cleaning and disinfecting of our public areas (including lobbies, elevators, door handles, public restrooms, etc.)
- Entrances to building will continue to be limited for security purposes.
- Visitors must continue to wear a medical mask that fully covers nose and mouth.
- Please wash your hands before entering & exiting patient room; limit surface touching.
- Visitors MUST follow appropriate PPE use as directed by staff.
- Visitation will be limited for suspected and/or COVID-19 patients.
- If you are sick, please do not visit – CFH can accommodate alternative mechanisms for interactions with patients such as video-call on cell phones or tablets when appropriate.
- Visitation poses a risk to both the visitor and the patient.
- 10am-12noon & 1pm-6pm 7 days a week.
- Patients may have more than one visitor per day, but no more than two at the bedside at a time.
- Visitors must be 12 years of age and older.
- Modifications to visitation will be made for imminent end-of-lift situations for a patient that is actively dying and death is anticipated within 24 hours.
- There is no visitation inside the Emergency Department due to clinical safety and privacy concerns.
- One parent/adult caregiver is permitted to accompany minors under the age of 18.
- One Support person may wait in the ED waiting area with regular updates from staff.
Out-Patient Services (Clinic, Laboratory, Radiology, Rehab Services (PT/OT))
- One parent/adult caregiver is permitted to accompany patients under the age of 18.
- One support person may accompany patient.
**Please Note: CFH has the ability to change visitation rules and/or stop visitation appointments at any time based on the needs of the facility, or in response to increased COVID-19 cases**
- Modifications to visitation will be made for imminent end-of-life situations for a patient that is actively dying and death is anticipated within 24 hours.
In line with our normal visitor guidelines, all visitors must be free of illness. If you have a sore throat, fever, runny nose, cough or other flu-like symptoms, please do not visit your loved ones. We encourage the loved ones of our patients to visit when they are well.
We need to limit groups in the hospital to minimize the spread of infections, and children often present the risk of spreading germs. If you have not yet received your influenza vaccine, Clifton-Fine Hospital is still encouraging community members to do so now.
We thank you for your cooperation and support as we look out for the safety of our patients, staff, and community.
What You Can Do to Help
We ask that if you are SICK with “Cold or Flu-like” symptoms, that you call us before coming to the Clinic or Emergency Department so we can give you the best and latest information and guidance.
HOSPITAL ACCESS CHANGE
Effective 3/23/20 the Emergency Department Entrance Door will be locked at all times.
- The Clinic entrance will be the only access door into CFH. A Clifton-Fine staff member will greet you at this entrance M-F 8a-5pm. After 5pm and weekends, please press the Intercom Button and staff will meet you at the door and accompany you to the Emergency Department.
- Parking in front of the Clinic will be designated for Patients only.
- Stay home if you are sick
- Avoid large public gatherings/large crowds
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces with products approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. The list of products approved can be found HERE.
- Cover your cough and sneeze with tissues
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
We appreciate your understanding and patience at this time. If you have any further questions, please call 315-848-4262