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 July 3 at 8pm no visitors will be permitted into the hospital (with *exceptions.) This includes our external campuses; such as the Cancer Center, Breast Center, Wellness Center, Bariatric Center, Southwood ER and Gadsden ER. Exceptions include:
- One parent or guardian for pediatric patients
- One support person for labor and delivery patients
- One support person for patients with disabilities or impairments—One support person/driver for patients in outpatient surgery
- One support person for critically ill patients who may be at end of life
If a patient 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 and all people entering the facility will be required to wear a mask. Visitors with respiratory symptoms—fever, cough, or shortness of breath, 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—which is open 24/7. The front lobby to the hospital will be open M-F, 6am - 8pm for patients that are having outpatient surgery or checking in to be admitted.