Frederick Health Hospital is pleased to welcome visitors back to support
their families and loved ones during a hospital stay. Our focus continues
to be on the safety of our patients, staff, and community. We encourage
only close family or loved ones to visit at this time.
- One visitor per day for a hospital inpatient
- One visitor to accompany a patient to an ambulatory visit
- One visitor to accompany patients experiencing an emergency
- One visitor to accompany a maternity patient in Labor and Delivery and
- One parent for each NICU patient
- One parent or caregiver for a Pediatric patient
- Two visitors for a patient at End-of-Life
- One visitor to accompany a patient at time of hospital discharge
- One support person to accompany, visit, and stay in the hospital with individuals
with disabilities. Support persons are anyone who is legally authorized
to make decisions for the individual (family members, personal care assistants,
or disability service providers). A disability, either physical or mental,
makes it difficult or impossible for an individual to walk, see, hear,
speak or learn.
Please note: Due to space requirements for maintaining a safe physical
distance, our Cath Lab and Pre-Op/Post-Op spaces are not open to visitors
are this time.
- Our Entrance #1 Surgical Lobby remains open for Cath Lab and Pre-Op/Post-Op
patient visitors who are on site during a procedure.
- Visitors are welcome once a Cath Lab/Post-Op patient is admitted to an
Additional guidelines for visitors include:
- All visitors must be 18 years of age or older unless the visitor is the
parent of a pediatric patient.
- Facemasks must always be worn when in the building and must cover both
the nose and mouth
- If your loved one is diagnosed with COVID-19 or is being examined for a
COVID-19 infection, visitors will be required to wear proper personal
protection equipment provided by the hospital.
- Visitors must enter through the Frederick Health Hospital Main Entrance
#1 lobby to be screened for flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough or
shortness of breath.
- Visitors who have symptoms of COVID-19 will not be approved to visit a patient.
- Visitors are encouraged to stay in the patient’s room during the
visit but may accompany the patient to a test or procedure if appropriate.
- Other guidelines may apply based on patient diagnosis and status. Staff
will follow additional guidelines in the Visitation Policy to keep you,
your loved one, and our healthcare team safe.
Instructions for visitors of a confirmed COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 patient:
- Visitor must follow nurse guidance on hand washing and applying personal
- Visitor must wear a mask at all times while in the room (do not remove
the mask and kiss the patient, for your own safety)
- Visitor must wear gloves at all times while in the room and should avoid
touching their face, hair, clothing or other non-protected items/areas.
- After your visit, and prior to exiting the room, staff will assist the
visitor in removing their gloves, gown and mask and performing hand hygiene.
- It is recommended you review “Preventing Getting Sick” guidelines from CDC.
- Following your visit, if all protective measures were maintained, you should
not be at any increased risk of getting sick.
- It is recommended that you monitor your temperature.
- If you have symptoms, call 211 to reach the Health Department
All visitors must be screened for temperature and signs/symptoms of COVID-19
on entry, wear a mask at all times, and do proper hand hygiene upon entry
and frequently thereafter when in any Frederick Health facility. For visitors
to the hospital, your own mask is acceptable throughout the building and
in patient rooms. If visiting a COVID + patient or PUI, we will provide
an isolation mask, a face shield, a disposable gown, and gloves to wear
while in the room. These items are to be discarded when you leave the
room, and after proper hand hygiene, you can re‐don your own mask. Visitors
to isolation rooms should not be traveling to any other part of the hospital
except the entry and the patient room.
As a reminder:
- An N95 may always be worn at a staff member’s discretion for comfort
and safety reasons or a PAPR will be provided to those who require them.
- All patients with COVID 19 or PUIs need to be on Airborne Isolation. Employees
caring for them should wear an N95, face shield and contact gown and gloves.
- An N95, face shield, and contact gown and gloves are required for staff
assisting with Aerosol-generating procedures.
- Non-medical grade masks or external mask [brought from home] are only allowed
in public areas, non-patient facing areas including office-like settings,
and upon exit or entry to a Frederick Health facility.
- All hospital issued masks (other than PAPRs) should be discarded at the
end of the shift.