Visitor Policy Changes

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We're here to keep you safe. As we monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our communities, we have decided to make changes to our visitation policies to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and team members. AdventHealth will be implementing enhanced screening measures for patients, visitors and vendors at all Hillsborough, Hardee, Highlands, Marion, Pasco, and Pinellas county hospital locations, effective, Friday, March 13.

 

  • All patients and visitors will be screened for international and cruise travel in the past 14 days, asked if they have had contact with someone with a known or suspected respiratory illness; and will be asked if they are experiencing symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, cough, sore throat. Any visitor who answers yes to any of the screening questions will be unable to visit and will be provided information on where to receive appropriate care.
  • Visitors who are sick are asked not to visit patients or enter the facility unless they are seeking personal medical care.
  • We encourage visitors who may be sick to FaceTime, Skype or call their loved ones who may be in our care.
  • Starting on Tuesday, March 17, patients may be accompanied by one adult visitor in both the emergency room and inpatient units and children under the age of 12 will not be allowed to visit patients.

 

Patients who have appointments scheduled at an AdventHealth Medical Group or AdventHealth Centra Care location are being reminded if they have a fever, cough, or flu symptoms, if they have traveled internationally in the past two weeks, or if they have been in close proximity of anyone with a confirmed or presumed positive case of (COVID-19) to call their Primary Care Provider before visiting the office.

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