Caregiver policy for outpatient clinic visits

Last updated Jan. 25, 2022

To help limit spread of COVID-19, please see policies for guests of patients in our outpatient clinics:

  • For your safety, only one essential caregiver or loved one may accompany patients as a guest of the patient.

  • Note: There may be some exceptions, in limited pediatric situations or when another person is needed as part of the patient’s care team.

  • The caregiver or loved one can wait in the clinic lobby or designated waiting area, if they are masked and able to maintain at least 6 feet of space from others. If there are too many guests of patients in a waiting area at one time and proper social distancing cannot be maintained, some guests may be politely asked to wait outside.

  • Patients and essential caregivers must wear face masks at all times during their clinic appointment while in the outpatient building.

  • If the patient or the person with them is experiencing any of the following flu-like symptoms – coughing; sneezing or runny nose; fever or recent fever; headache or muscle aches – patients will be required to wear a mask, and caregivers may not be allowed in.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

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