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
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.