AdventHealth has a responsibility to protect the greater community from the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As a trusted community partner, it’s vital we take measures to minimize the risk of infection for our patients while protecting our physicians and team members who are on the frontlines every day.
Effective Monday, June 29th, at 6 p.m., AdventHealth West Florida Division will reinstate a no visitor policy for AdventHealth West Florida Division hospital locations, except for special circumstances. AdventHealth West Florida Division hospital locations include:
- AdventHealth Carrollwood
- AdventHealth Dade City
- AdventHealth Lake Placid
- AdventHealth North Pinellas
- AdventHealth Ocala
- AdventHealth Sebring
- AdventHealth Tampa
- AdventHealth Wauchula
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
- AdventHealth Zephyrhills
Visitation will be continued for special circumstances, including end-of-life situations. Other exceptions include:
- Patients under the age of 18 may be accompanied by one adult visitor (parent, legally authorized person or caregiver). No additional visitors or siblings allowed.
- Obstetric patients can have one adult visitor.
- Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances such as imminent end-of-life or unique patient needs for support.
We realize this will impact patients and their families, and we will constantly evaluate the need for this policy and will modify it when we believe it is safe for visitors to return.
We know how important is for families and friend to stay connected to their loved ones, so we strongly encourage them to remain closely connected through virtual tools, including Skype, FaceTime, text messaging, and phone. To make it easy, our team members are equipped with technology and training for our patients to facilitate virtual visits.
Patient safety, safety of the entire health care team, and the ability to care for our community are at the core of all decisions that we make. We will continuously evaluate these decisions to ensure safety for everyone.