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Our Visitation Policy

Visitor Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic

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. Please review our updated visitor policy below. Additional COVID-19 resources, including information on testing and vaccination, can be found here.

Visitor Guidelines

As COVID-19 cases have declined in the community and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 remain low, BID Milton is returning to more conventional guidance for inpatient visitors and patient escorts in ambulatory and procedural areas.

The following visitor guidelines are effective Wednesday April 13, 2022.

Visiting Hours: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Inpatient Visitor Age

The minimum age for visitors to inpatient units has been lowered to 12 years of age. Younger children who are without symptoms or exposure to COVID-19 may visit a hospitalized parent or sibling.

Patient Escorts in Ambulatory/Procedural Areas

Patients are now allowed up to 2 visitors beyond essential escorts to accompany them to ambulatory appointments and procedures. Escorts and visitors must be without COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.

An essential escort is a special type of patient escort who is critical to patient care and has been permitted throughout the pandemic.

Emergency Department

Emergency department patients are allowed 1 visitor.