At Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, we have been adjusting our visitation policy as the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic evolves.
Effective Wednesday, August 18th, 2021, we have re-instituted a no-visitor policy for Coastal Carolina Hospital, Tidewatch Emergency Department, and Hilton Head Hospital. We understand there are situations that may require an exception to this no-visitor policy. Policy exceptions grant one visitor for the following circumstances:
- Obstetrics patients
- Patients critically ill or patients at the end of life
- Minor patients under the age of 18
- Patients who need a healthcare decision maker or visitor to help in communication or mobility
Visitors meeting the criteria above will be screened for fever and respiratory symptoms prior to entering the hospital, and required to wear visitor identification, a face mask, and sanitize their hands. Specific waiting areas allow physical distancing for designated visitors and include additional cleaning protocols.
Any visitor not meeting screening criteria will not be permitted to enter the hospital.
We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.
An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.