Active visitor restrictions

No visitors under the age of 14

Inpatient Admissions: One visitor per patient is permitted between 8am - 6pm.*

ICU patients: One visitor per patient is permitted between 10am - noon.*

ER Patients: One visitor per patient is permitted.

Med/Surg Patients: Patients are allowed one visitor who may remain with patients overnight, provided they return to the screener’s desk at the main entrance each morning for temperature checks and to receive the correct armband for the day. Visitors may exit and re-enter the facility, provided they are wearing the correct armband.

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

Parkridge East Hospital outpatient procedures: No visitors.* The individual dropping off 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.

Maternity patients are allowed two visitors for the duration of their stay at Parkridge East Hospital. The specified visitors are not restricted to visitation hours. Should the mother choose to have a paid professional doula, they will serve as one of the mother’s two visitors.

At all Parkridge Health System facilities, visitors are NOT allowed for ER, high-risk, isolation or respiratory illness patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19.

All patients and visitors will be screened upon entry and are required to wear a mask and an armband indicating they have been screened.

*Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions.


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.

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.