With the growing number of COVID-19 cases, we are taking extra precautions to protect our patients and our physicians, nurses and staff.

The guidelines below took effect March 22, 2020.

Limiting visitors

No visitors will be allowed in hospitals, clinics and outpatient locations with the following exceptions:

  • For patients nearing end of life
    • Immediate family only, on a case-by-case basis
  • For outpatient surgeries and procedures (with sedation, patients with physical or mental health limitations)
    • 1 person may accompany patient
  • For clinic appointments (patients with physical or mental health limitations)
    • 1 person may accompany patient
  • For pediatric and NICU patients
    • 1 parent or guardian. Exceptions for critical/end of life situations
    • If patient is extended stay (3 days or longer), 1 parent/guardian may switch to another parent or guardian
  • In Obstetrics
    • 1 spouse/partner/coach 
  • Professional visitors
    • Federal, state & local authorities & regulators
    • Individuals with legal authority

Limiting public entrances

  • 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
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