No Visitation Permitted
At Palmetto General Hospital, we have been adjusting our actions as the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves. Out of an abundance of caution, we are changing our visitation policy until further notice. Thank you for understanding that this for your health and safety.
No visitors will not be permitted in Inpatient Units or the Emergency Department except under special circumstances including maternity and pediatrics. Only one guest as determined by the patient (when possible). Guest must be 18 or older.
As individuals enter Palmetto General Hospital in areas such as the Emergency Department or registration, hospital staff are asking screening questions about recent travel and symptoms, including fever or respiratory symptoms (shortness of breath or cough). Guests may be denied entrance if in the opinion of the hospital it is determined that safety may be of concern.
We encourage you to use alternate methods of patient visitation such as phone, Skype, Facebook, What’s App, etc.
We will continue to work with the State Department of Health, the CDC, and our local Infection Control & Prevention Team to respond to any potential COVID-19 cases that may present at our hospital.