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Visitation Policies

The hospital’s main doors are open to the public from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Surgery and obstetrics patients, please continue to check in at the Emergency Room.

Visitor Policy

As of May 11, 2023

After 8 p.m. the main doors are locked. Visitation is still open, those who visit after 8 p.m. will need access through the emergency department doors. MHSC requests that visitors after 8 p.m. inform the emergency department clerks of intended destination.

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

  • If you are sneezing, coughing or have allergy symptoms, please wear a mask and please inform the hospital or clinic receptionist.
    • All visitors going to the Nursery, Dialysis or Cancer Center, must wear a mask at all times.
  • 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.

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*

Face masks

Masks are to be worn when:

  • Showing any signs or symptoms of respiratory illness, including allergy symptoms
  • Performing direct care of a patient who is choosing to wear a mask, or interacting with a visitor who is choosing to wear a mask
  • In Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center and Sweetwater Dialysis Center
  • When isolation precautions require the use of a mask

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 Preventionist Noreen Hove at 307-352-8561.