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Visitation Policies

The hospital’s main doors remain closed to the public. Please enter the hospital through the Emergency Room entrance or the main entrance of the Specialty Clinics. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Visitor Policy

As of June 30, 2022

Visitation is restricted at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, its clinics and all of its buildings until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to our patients, staff and community.

Patients are allowed to have visitors who are 12 and older, except for COVID-19 positive patients who will not be allowed to have visitors. Please see below.

  • All visitors must go through a screening process upon entering the facility. Visitors will be asked the following:
    • Do you have respiratory, allergy and/or sinus symptoms? If yes, the visitor must mask.
    • Visitors will be encouraged to wear a mask, which will be offered.
    • All visitors going to the Nursery, Dialysis or Cancer Centers, must wear a mask at all times.
  • Patients being treated in the Emergency Department and ICU
    • Are allowed 2 visitors per visit; visitors will not be allowed to switch out.
  • Patients admitted to inpatient units such as the Medical/Surgical unit and Obstetrics:
    • Will be allowed to have 4 visitors at a time who are 12 and older. Visitors can switch out as needed.
    • Patients admitted to the OB unit may have 4 visitors who are 12 and older. Siblings younger than 12 will be allowed in the department at the discretion of staff and physicians with a limited amount of time not to exceed 2 hours.
  • The Dialysis and the Oncology centers will continue with restricted visitation. These restrictions will be at the discretion of the respective department and patient need.
  • Visitor/patient requirements for inpatients, outpatients including all Specialty Clinics and the Medical Office Building:
    • Only visitors older than 12 are allowed.
    • Visitor must remain in the patient’s room, no loitering in the hallway, waiting rooms, or nurse’s station.
    • If a visitor does not abide by these guidelines, they may be instructed to leave the facility, and may be escorted out by MHSC Security if needed*

Visitation allowances are subject to change due to increased COVID-19 cases and ability for the hospital to obtain PPE.

No potted plants allowed

Potted plants or latex balloons will not be delivered to patients or staff in patient care areas. If delivered, they will either be turned away or left with the Emergency Room door monitor for the patient or staff member to pick up on their way out of the building.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have questions, call Infection Prevention Director Noreen Hove at 307-352-8561.