PeaceHealth hospitals implement visitation restrictions

March 13 — To protect the health of our patients, visitors and caregivers as the number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases increases in Oregon, additional visitation restrictions are in effect at all PeaceHealth Oregon hospitals.

Visitor Policies:

Unless you are seeking medical care, we ask that you do not visit our PeaceHealth Oregon hospitals at this time if you are feeling unwell or are under 16 years of age. In general, only one visitor per patient will be allowed at this time.

Additional visitation restrictions are in place for these high-risk areas:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Mother-Baby Units
  • Labor & Delivery Unit
  • Pediatrics & Adolescent Care Unit
  • Oncology Unit
  • Critical Care Units
  • Infusion Center
  • Cardiac Unit

Visitors to these high-risk areas must check in at the front desk where they will be asked several screening questions. Only one visitor per patient is allowed in Critical Care, Cardiac, Oncology and Infusion. Two visitors (family only) are allowed per patient in Pediatrics, NICU, Labor & Delivery and Mom & Baby.

No visitors are allowed for patients being cared for in the Behavioral Health Services unit at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District in Eugene. Patients will have additional time for phone visitation.

No visitors are allowed for patients being evaluated for COVID-19, or who have tested positive for COVID-19. As of Friday morning, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lane County.

Please be aware that some public entrances to our facilities may be closed, including the entrance to the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, and the inpatient Behavioral Health Services Unit and Home Care Services at our University District campus in Eugene.

These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.

Patient Policy:

Patients should call ahead before arriving at any PeaceHealth facility if they have symptoms including fever or respiratory infection symptoms, such as coughing or sneezing.

Our PeaceHealth Medical Group clinics may be experiencing higher than usual call volumes. Patients who are experiencing a medical emergency should call 911.  

Thank you for your help in keeping our patients, visitors and caregivers safe and healthy.

For additional information on COVID-19, please visit this PeaceHealth website.


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