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Lexington Medical Center updates its visitation policy again to adapt to pandemic

West Columbia, SC 03/02/21 – In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Lexington Medical Center is once again updating its visitation policies. These changes go into effect on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Emergency Department/Urgent Care Centers

One visitor is allowed to accompany a non-COVID-19 patient being treated in the Emergency department or urgent care centers. He or she must stay in the patient’s room at all times and may help settle the patient into his or her room if admitted. Use the direct entrance to the Emergency department or urgent care center upon arrival.

Inpatients (Non-COVID-19 Patients)

Two visitors are allowed to visit inpatients in non-COVID-19 units during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days per week. Depending on the patient’s tower location, please use the Main Entrance or the South Entrance of the hospital. Visitors must wear masks at all times, including when visiting patients in their room.

Obstetrics

A spouse or support person is permitted while the patient is in labor or has just delivered a baby. Please use the Main Entrance of the hospital. Two visitors, not including the spouse or support person, are allowed to visit the Mother/Baby unit during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days per week.

Special Care Nursery

The birth parent and her support person are allowed in the Special Care Nursery. They must both have the infant identification bracelet and should use the Main Entrance of the hospital.

Surgical/Procedural Areas (Inpatient and Outpatient)

One visitor is permitted in the specified lobby during the patient’s surgery or procedure. This visitor may help settle the patient into his or her room if admitted. For procedures at the main hospital, use the Main Entrance upon arrival. For procedures performed at other Lexington Medical Center facilities, use the Main Entrance to those buildings.

Visitors must wear masks at all times, including when visiting patients in their rooms. All approved visitors will be screened by staff before entering any Lexington Medical Center facility and may have to leave based on their screening results. All approved visitors must sign in and out at the Guest Services desk.

No one under the age of 18 is allowed to visit the hospital at this time. And no visitors are allowed for patients with COVID-19, or those who are suspected of or testing positive for COVID-19.


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