Hospital Visitation Policy

As part of a comprehensive response to the COVID-19 outbreak, OSU Medical Center has evaluated our visitor procedures. Until further notice, one visitor at a time will be allowed for non-COVID patients from 7am to 7pm in OSU Medical Center.

Our guidance addresses the safety of our patients in addition to ensuring that we continue to deliver optimal care that seeks balance with our patients’ rights to receive visitors. The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and our community remain our top priority at OSU Medical Center. Exceptions for this temporary one visitor policy include the following, where two visitors will be allowed:

  • Labor and Delivery (two visitors allowed)

Visitors should wash their hands when entering and leaving a patient room and should limit their movement throughout our hospital. This is for your protection. All visitors must be 18 years or older. Visitors who leave after 7pm will not be allowed back in the building until after 7am. Upon leaving, please check out at the screening station.

For your safety and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a COVID screening and temperature check are required each time you enter the building. Anyone with a fever (≥ 100.0 °F) or symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave. 

Proceed to the temperature screening if you are not currently experiencing new or worsening:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Recent positive COVID-19 test
  • Currently quarantined for COVID-19 exposure

If you are seeking medical care for these symptoms, please enter through the Emergency Room on the south side of the building or contact your physician.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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