About Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Hilton Head Regional Healthcare is working closely with the Beaufort and Jasper County Health Departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to respond to any potential coronavirus cases in our area. We routinely treat infectious diseases at Hilton Head Regional Healthcare. We have strong infection control policies, procedures, and systems in place to screen and treat patients. We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff, and our community safe. For more information about the coronavirus, go to the CDC website.


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.

Read more about how our parent company, Tenet Healthcare, is supporting our community through COVID-19.