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 August 5, 2021:
- No visitation is allowed for the following areas. Special circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Behavioral Health Unit
- Emergency Room
- Intensive Care Unit
- Progressive Care Unit
- Regardless of area, visitors are not allowed for patients in isolation, including those COVID-19 positive or suspected COVID-19 positive.
- One visitor per patient (18 or older) may visit or accompany patients in the following areas:
- Labor and delivery (one support person allowed per laboring patient)
- Outpatient surgery
- Diagnostic testing
- Rehabilitation and/or other therapy
- 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.
- Visitation hours remain 10:00 am – 6:30 pm.
HRMC continues to screen everyone who enters the facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines.
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.