Visitation changes

To protect our patients and colleagues, we ask that you please follow our current visitation guidelines:

Parkridge Medical Center, Parkridge East Hospital:

  • Inpatient Admissions and Med/Surg Patients: One visitor total per patient per day is permitted and may elect to stay overnight.
  • ER (including Parkridge North ER and Parkridge West ER): Visitors are not permitted. 
  • Women’s Services: Mother/Baby patients are permitted two visitors from 7am - 7pm and one visitor from 7pm - 7am; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Labor & Delivery patients are allowed two visitors 24 hours a day.
  • ICU patients: One visitor per patient is permitted between the hours of 10am and 6pm only.
  • Parkridge Medical Center outpatient procedures: Patients are allowed one visitor.
  • Parkridge East Hospital outpatient procedures: One visitor is allowed and may wait in the hospital lobby while the patient undergoes testing or outpatient services.
  • Visitors are not allowed at any Parkridge Health facility for patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19.
  • No visitors under the age of 14.

Visitors to Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East Hospital will participate in a Q&A screening process and receive an arm band prior to visitation; a new arm band is required each day.

Parkridge Valley Hospital (all campuses)

No visitation is currently permitted at any Parkridge Valley facility.

Masking changes

Parkridge Health System continues to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for masking and social distancing. All who enter a Parkridge Health facility are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. Thank you for protecting each other by preventing the spread of COVID-19.

  • 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.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.