As COVID hospitalizations climb in South Florida, local health care systems are tightening rules on allowing visitors, requiring masks, social distancing, and other guidelines from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. Here are the current policies at South Florida’s major hospitals. Call to verify requirements before visiting any rehabilitation center or health care facility. Emergency rooms remain open 24/7.
Broward Health: Current risk level is Orange. No visitation for COVID-positive patients. One designated visitor age 18 or older during limited hours, 8-11 a.m. and 5-8 p.m. for COVID-negative patients. Virtual visits are encouraged whenever possible. Visitors should arrive at the hospital wearing a face covering from home and wear it for the entirety of the visit. Guests who arrive without a mask will be provided one. Social distancing and hand hygiene are required. browardhealth.org
Broward Health Medical Center, 1600 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-355-4400.
Broward Health Coral Springs, 3000 Coral Hills Drive. 954-344-3000.
Broward Health Imperial Point, 6401 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-776-8500.
Broward Health North, 201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach. 954-941-8300.
Cleveland Clinic Florida: Red-level guidelines in effect. Visitation suspended for all COVID-positive patients at its five Florida hospitals. One designated visitor, age 18-up, allowed daily for COVID-negative patients. Masks are required for patients and visitors, even if vaccinated. To help, visitors are asked to maintain physical distancing, and limit the number of items they bring with them. Visitation hours are 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. my.clevelandclinic.org
Cleveland Clinic Weston, 2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd., Weston. 954-659-5000.
Cleveland Clinic Coral Springs, 5701 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. 954-518-7500.
HCA Healthcare: Non-COVID patients are limited to one adult visitor (age 16 and up) at a time 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Policies are subject to change without notice, and exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. Screening processes, social distancing guidelines and safety policies are in place in all facilities. Masking is required in all areas for patients, visitors, staff and physicians. No visitors are permitted for COVID patients at any location. Visitors are not permitted in any of the waiting areas. Heightened infection prevention policies are in place, including the removal of high-touch items such as magazines, toys and vending machines. Food and drinks are prohibited in clinical units to prevent the spread of illness. hcaeastflorida.com
Northwest Medical Center, 2801 N. State Road 7, Margate. 954-974-0400.
Plantation General Hospital, 401 NW 42nd Ave, Plantation. 954-587-5010.
University Hospital and Medical Center, 7201 N. University Drive, Tamarac. 954-721-2200.
Westside Regional Medical Center, 8201 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation. 954-473-6600.
Holy Cross Health, a member of Trinity Health: No visitors until further notice. Virtual family visitations can be scheduled by nursing units. Special requests under extenuating circumstances are to be directed to Guest Relations. holy-cross.com
Holy Cross Hospital, 4725 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-771-8000.
Memorial Health System: Red status, very high risk, limited visitations allowed. No visitors allowed into the emergency department or outpatient clinics. Only one visitor per patient into the main hospital and intensive care units 10 a.m.-noon; restricted to one hour in semi-private rooms. Critical-care COVID patients are allowed one compassionate visitation for one hour at a specific time. All others, including end-of-life visits to be determined by medical teams. All visitors will be screened for temperature and symptoms and must wear a properly-fitting mask throughout the visit. Visitors must remain within the patient room and should not visit the cafeteria, gift shop, or other common areas of the hospital, and must present their COVID vaccination card upon entry. mhs.net/patients-visitors
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, 1005 Joe DiMaggio Drive, Hollywood. 954-265-5324.
Memorial Hospital Miramar, 1901 SW 172nd Ave., Miramar 954-538-5000.
Memorial Hospital Pembroke, 7800 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines. 954-962-9650.
Memorial Hospital West, 703 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines 954-436-5000.
Memorial Regional Hospital, 3501 Johnson St., Hollywood 954-987-2000.
Tenet Health: Only one designated visitor for hospital patients. One visitor for all emergency room patients. Two visitors for all pediatric patients. Areas of the hospitals where COVID patients are being cared for remain restricted. Throughout the hospitals are designated COVID-safe and COVID-care zones, with clear signage and protocols for each. Hospital-specific guidelines may include limited visitation for certain departments. Valet services are not available. goodsamaritanmc.com
North Shore Medical Center, FMC Campus, 5000 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-735-6000.
Palm Beach County
Baptist Health: Visiting hours vary by location and are subject to change. All visitors must be 18 or older and will be screened. Labor and delivery and maternity patients may have one partner present at all times. Exceptions may be made for pediatrics, oncology and other special circumstances. Anyone displaying COVID symptoms or risk of exposure will not be allowed to visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times at all facilities, and will be provided upon entry. Visitors must follow social distancing guidelines. baptisthealth-coronavirus.com
Bethesda Memorial Hospital (East), part of Palm Beach County’s consortium with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach. 561-737-7733.
Bethesda Hospital West, 9655 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. 561-336-7000.
Boca Regional Hospital, 800 Meadows Road, Boca Raton. 561-955-7100.
HCA Healthcare: Non-COVID patients are limited to one adult visitor (age 16 and up) at a time 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Rules are subject to change without notice. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis. Screening processes, social distancing guidelines and safety policies are in place in all facilities. Masking is required in all areas for patients, visitors, staff and physicians. No visitors are permitted for COVID patients at any location. Visitors are not permitted in any of the waiting areas. Heightened infection prevention policies are in place, including the removal of high-touch items such as magazines, toys and vending machines. Food and drinks are prohibited in clinical units to prevent the spread of illness. hcaeastflorida.com
JFK Medical Center, Main Campus, 5301 S. Congress Ave., Atlantis. 561-965-7300.
JFK Medical Center, North Campus, 2201 45th St., West Palm Beach. 561-842-6141.
JFK Medical Center ER- Boynton Beach, 10921 S. Jog Road, Boynton Beach. 561-548-8250.
JFK Medical Center ER- Palm Beach Gardens, 4797 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-548-8200.
Palms West Hospital, 13001 Southern Blvd., Loxahatchee. 561-798-3300.
Tenet Health: One designated visitor for hospital patients. One visitor for emergency room patients. Two visitors for pediatric patients. These visitation guidelines are limited to intensive care units and do not apply to specific areas of the hospitals where COVID patients are being cared for, which remain restricted. Throughout the hospitals are designated COVID-safe and COVID-care zones, with clear signage and protocols for each. Hospital-specific guidelines may include limited visitation for certain departments. Valet services are not available. goodsamaritanmc.com.
Delray Medical Center, 5352 Linton Blvd, Delray Beach. 561-498-4440.
Good Samaritan Medical Center, 1309 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-655-5511.
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, 3360 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-622-1411.
St. Mary’s Medical Center, 901 45th St., West Palm Beach. 561-844-6300.
West Boca Medical Center, 21644 State Road 7, Boca Raton. 561-488-8000.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center & Military Hospital, 7305 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 561-422-8262. No visitors are permitted at this time, including in Community Living Centers (CLC) or in any other VA inpatient or residential units. Patients must undergo COVID screening, wear a mask and practice physical distancing. The Department of Veterans Affairs requires all frontline health care workers to be vaccinated by mid-September. Please call the facility before arriving for a “walk-in” appointment. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video. westpalmbeach.va.gov.
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