Capital Regional Medical Center is taking proactive measures to help ensure the health and safety of patients, caregivers, colleagues and our communities. Adjusted visitor access and screening are tools that we have implemented to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Beginning May 4, at 6 a.m., one visitor per patient (except for COVID19 Units) will be permitted into the hospital during visitor hours:6 a.m. – 8 p.m. This includes our external campuses; such as the Cancer Center, Breast Center, Wellness Center, Bariatric Center, Southwood ER and Gadsden ER. If a patient in one of the COVID19 units needs to obtain an item from a loved one that is unable to visit, their loved one can come to our main entrance and provide the patient’s name and room number.
Once we confirm with the patient, we will deliver the item to the patient. We are limiting these items to necessities such as phones, iPads, chargers, etc. Hospital staff will continue to pre-screen visitors (using standard pre-screening questions) at all entry points.
Visitors with respiratory symptoms—fever, cough, or shortness of breath—or history of travel to a COVID-19-affected area, or exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual, will be asked to refrain from entering. Patients seeking emergency care will enter through the ER entrance. The front lobby to the hospital will be open M-F, 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. The ER entrance will remain open 24/7.