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St. Luke’s Updates Policy to Allow Visitors

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Dr. Nick Van Deelen, St. Luke's Chief Medical OfficerSt. Luke’s is updating its visitors’ policy so patients will once again be able to see loved ones or have loved ones accompany them to appointments.

While visitors will be allowed restrictions will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. People will be required to verify they are healthy, have not been asked to isolate or quarantine, and wear a mask.

“We take the health and safety of our patients, staff and community very seriously,” St. Luke’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nick Van Deelen said. “With that said, we have been able to slightly ease restrictions on visitors because of changes with the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and make changes as necessary. However, we’re happy to be able to allow patients the comfort that comes from being with loved ones.”

Those under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit, unless otherwise specified. Visitors will be allowed as follows:

Inpatient Visitors:

  • Adult inpatients: One adult visitor per day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. only.
  • Surgical patients: One adult visitor per day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. only.
  • Inpatients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19: One adult visitor per day, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. only.
  • Pediatric inpatients: Up to two parents/guardians at a time.
  • Labor and delivery inpatients: One support person. If the patient has a doula, the doula will also be allowed.
  • Critically unstable inpatients: Up to two adult visitors per day.
  • Inpatients at end-of-life: Immediate family (including kids under the age of 18 if supervised by an adult) and significant others may be allowed.

Clergy/spiritual leaders may visit inpatients, and St. Luke’s chaplains are also available to support patients and families.

Visitors to St. Luke’s Hospital must enter through the 2nd floor Northland Medical Center skywalk. Free parking is available in the Hospital Ramp, 1010 E. 1st Street.

Emergency Department Visitors:

  • Adult patients: One adult visitor.
  • Pediatric patients: Two parents/guardians.

Clinic Visitors:

  • Adult patients: One adult visitor per appointment. (Those under 18 are not allowed as visitors).
  • Pediatric patients: Up to two parents/guardians per appointment.
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