Covid 19

Visiting NEBH during COVID-19 Pandemic

The New England Baptist Hospital has implemented changes to its visitation guidelines to protect patients and staff during the ongoing pandemic. Visitation may be prohibited on a case-by-case basis if visitation poses a significant infection control risk to patients, visitor, or staffThe policies below are current as of July 31st 2020.

For patients having inpatient surgery (staying in the hospital following your surgery):

  • Please have your escort drop you off before your surgery. Patients are not able to have visitors in the pre- or post-operative areas on your surgery day. Patients are not allowed visitors on day of surgery in the inpatient area. Please make sure that you have the phone number of a designated person so they can be updated on your progress.

  • During your inpatient stay you are permitted to have one (1) visitor per day in your room for no more than two (2) hours. Children younger than 18 years of age are not allowed to visit.

  • NEBH is offering virtual visitation and can assist you in making connections.

 

For patients having outpatient surgery (going home on your surgery day):

  • Please ask your escort to drop you off and wait outside of the hospital or go home to wait if they live nearby. Please make sure that you have the phone number of a designated person so they can be updated on your progress and pick up time.

 

For patients attending a clinical appointment or coming for lab or radiology exams:

  • We ask that patients attend on their own and only bring an escort into the building if special assistance is needed.

 

All patients:

  • You may be asked to wait outside the hospital or in designated waiting areas until we are ready for your appointment.

Screening Policy at Hospital Entrance

 

All patients and visitors will be screened at the hospital entrance. Entry will not be permitted to anyone who has the following:

  • Fever (Temp over  100.4) or Feverishness

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Shortness of breath

  • Unusual fatigue

  • Chills

  • Body aches

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea

  • Abdominal pain

  • Loss of, or change in, smell and/or taste

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, you will need to demonstrate that the diagnosis was made over 21 days previously AND that you have recovered

If you live with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous two weeks, but do not have symptoms of illness,  the hospital will decide on a case by case basis if entry is safe and appropriate.