Active visitor restrictions

Inpatient/ER admissions: No visitors* unless the patient has one of the following exceptions:

  • Accompanying a minor under the age of 18
  • Patient has cognitive issues
  • End of life care
  • Maternity patients are allowed one designated visitor for the duration of their hospital stay. The specified visitor is not restricted to visitation hours. Should the mother choose to have a paid professional doula, they will serve as the mother's designated visitor.

Inpatient procedures: No visitors*, however, one family member or caretaker is allowed a brief 30-minute or less visit with the patient after the procedure.

Parkridge Medical Center outpatient procedures: No visitors*, however, one family member or caretaker may wait in the 2nd floor waiting room during the procedure.

Parkridge East Hospital outpatient procedures: No visitors*, the individual bringing and picking up the patient should wait in the car or provide a number to call so they can be contacted when the patient is ready to be picked up.

  • Visitors are NOT allowed for ER, high-risk, isolation or respiratory patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19***
  • All patients and visitors will be screened upon entry, required to wear a mask and an armband indicating they have been screened.
  • Visitors who screen positive at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.
  • Please encourage the use alternative methods of communication with patients as much as possible.

Parkridge Valley continues to maintain a no-visitors* policy. 

*Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to the criteria above


Masking guidelines

We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 public health crisis by implementing additional masking for all patients and visitors in public spaces such as hallways and elevators.

  • Masks will be provided to patients and visitors, and these masks should remain on until they are in their private room. Once in a private room, patients and visitors may remove their masks.
  • Masks should be reused when visitors leave the room and until they exit the building.
  • Visitors may use their own facemasks, instead of the masks provided by the hospital, but a mask must be worn.