Beth Israel Lahey Health has taken a number of steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in order keep our patients and staff safe. You can review our Safe Care plan here to learn more about what we’re doing to ensure your safety when you visit one of our facilities. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found here.
We understand the importance of being able to visit a patient while they are in the hospital, however, we have put temporary visitor limitations in place to help protect everyone from COVID-19. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.
If you are looking to reschedule an appointment or to make a telehealth appointment please contact your provider for more information.
The hospital’s current visitor policy is as follows (effective 3/8/2021):
|PATIENT CARE AREA||CURRENT RESTRICTIONS|
|COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19 positive patients, and patients on precautions||No visitors are allowed. Exceptions
must be approved by the care team in very special circumstances.
All patients may have one (1) visitor per day.
Visitors must remain in the room with the patient unless otherwise instructed by staff.
Designated support persons for patients with intellectual and/or physical disabilities should be provided reasonable access to treatment areas as well as access to food and bathroom facilities.
|EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT||Visitors only allowed in cases where the visitor is the primary caregiver to the patient.
Adult visitors are not allowed to wait in the waiting room and will be asked to wait in their car or outside. When possible visitors are encouraged to go home and await an update.
Pediatric patients are allowed one parent/guardian.
|AMBULATORY & PROCEDURAL AREAS||
Each patient may have one (1) essential escort.
Essential escort must remain with the patient.
Children under 18 are not permitted to enter the facility; exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis; exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Thank you for helping keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.