November 5, 2021

Masks will continue to be required in all facilities

MU Health Care is relaxing restrictions on hospital and clinic visitors, but masks will still be required.

Effective Monday, Nov. 8, adult inpatients at University Hospital, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, Missouri Psychiatric Center and Women’s and Children’s Hospital can have two designated visitors per day. However, no visitors will be permitted for adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Pediatric patients diagnosed with COVID-19 can have one parent or guardian visit.  

Visiting hours will be offered each day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all facilities except Missouri Psychiatric Center, where the hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily.  The parents of pediatric patients can visit at any time.

All visitors must be at least 16 years old. Missouri Psychiatric Center visitors must be at least 18 years old. Zoom and FaceTime will continue to provide patient access to family and friends who cannot be present.

“Contact with family and friends is an important part of the healing process,” said Kevin R. Gwin, MU Health Care chief patient experience officer. “We are pleased to get closer to a more typical visitation schedule.”

Emergency Department patients, those undergoing same-day surgery and testing, and those attending clinic visits will also be allowed two visitors under the changes that take effect Nov. 8.

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