Current Visitation Information
At Haywood Regional Medical Center, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients.
Updated visitor guidelines as of December 1, 2021:
- Regardless of area, visitors are not freely allowed for patients in isolation, including those COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19 positive. However, 30-minute appointments may be made to visit COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19 positive patients in most circumstances. Please call the department directly to schedule:
- Progressive Care Unit (PCU): 828.452.8451
- Intensive Care Unit (ICU): 828.452.8478
- All visitors must continue to wear masks at all times while inside the facility.
- Visitors must remain in patient’s room during visit.
- Visitors will have temperature automatically taken upon entering the main lobby, and each should read the attestation to confirm lack of COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. If temperature is high and/or a visitor has symptoms, we ask that they do not visit the hospital at that time.
- Additional temperature checks may take place at other locations in the hospital.
- Inpatient visitation hours: 10 am - 12 pm and 3 pm - 6 pm; only ONE visitor allowed per visitation block, no switching.
- Note that if visitors do not comply with the stated rules and/or cause disruptions, they may be asked to leave.
- HRMC continues to screen everyone who enters the facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines.
- One visitor per patient (18 or older) may visit or accompany patients in the following areas:
- Behavioral Health Unit: Rotating visitation available. More details available HERE.
- Emergency Room (patients without COVID/COVID symptoms only; one visitor per patient; no switching
visitors; 30 minute time limit)
- Intensive Care Unit
- Diagnostic Testing
- Labor and Delivery (one support person allowed per laboring patient; one per patient/same visitor for the duration; visiting hours do not apply)
- Women’s Care
- Progressive Care Unit
- Outpatient Surgery
- Rehabilitation and/or other therapy
Increased safety measures do NOT mean that you cannot access the hospital or your providers. Please seek medical care as needed. And if you are concerned you may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, call your provider in advance of going to his or her office. Of course, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the emergency room.
Haywood Regional Medical Center values the trust our community places in us, and we appreciate your understanding as we shift our visitation policies during this time.