Our No. 1 priority is to keep our patients, staff and visitors safe. As the COVID-19 situation develops, we are adjusting our policies as necessary to protect our patients and our physicians, nurses and staff.
Inpatient visitor policy
Patients who are staying overnight at MU Health Care hospitals, emergency room patients or those undergoing same-day procedures will be allowed to designate one person at registration who will be allowed to accompany the patient. Two visitors will be allowed for pediatric patients, childbirth and end-of-life circumstances.
Visitors will be required to wear face coverings and are encouraged to bring their own from home.
Registered visitors will receive either a wrist band or name badge and will be permitted to visit during the following hours:
- 1 to 4 p.m. (University Hospital, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute)
- 4 to 8 p.m. (Missouri Psychiatric Center)
No visitors younger than 16 will be permitted at University Hospital or Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. We will continue using Zoom and FaceTime to help patients connect with loved ones who cannot be present in person.
Outpatient visitor policy
MU Health Care’s freestanding clinics, such as Family Medicine and Urgent Care locations, will maintain the current no visitor policy to ensure proper social distancing in waiting and exam rooms.
- University Hospital, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Missouri Psychiatric Center: Entry will be limited to the first level of the Patient and Visitor Parking Garage. The Emergency Department entrance will remain operational for patients needing care.
- Women’s and Children’s Hospital: Entry for the public is through the main lobby entrance. The Emergency Department entrance will remain operational for patients needing care.
- Missouri Orthopaedic Institute: Entry is through the second-floor circle-drive entrance on the east side of the building.
Screening upon entrance
- Cough and temperature screening before entry for everyone - vendors, staff, visitors and patients