February 9, 2021

MU Health Care is easing restrictions on visitors for its care environments. Visitors will be required to wear a mask and undergo a temperature check and symptom screen at the door.

Effective Wednesday, Feb. 10, patients at MU Health Care hospitals, emergency departments and clinics will be allowed one visitor.  

Hospital and emergency department visitors must be identified at registration and will be permitted during the following hours:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (University Hospital, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute)
  • 4 to 8 p.m. (Missouri Psychiatric Center)  

Pediatric and labor and delivery patients will continue to have two visitors.  Same-day surgery, testing and procedure patients will continue to have one visitor.

All visitors must be at least 16 years old.  Zoom and FaceTime will continue to provide patient access to family and friends who cannot be present.

“The patien’s family and friends are an important part of the treatment and healing process,” said Kevin R. Gwin, MU Health Care chief patient experience officer.  “As the number of positive COVID-19 cases decrease in our community, we can safely begin to allow some hospital and clinics visitors to return.  We are glad to welcome them back.”   

Patients with appointments at MU Health Care’s freestanding clinics will also be allowed to bring one person with them.

For more details about these policies and information regarding COVID-19, visit muhealth.org/coronavirus.