Lexington Medical Center updates visitation policy today
West Columbia, S.C. (06/02/2021) – Beginning today, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, Lexington Medical Center’s visitation policies will change. The new policies are outlined below for your convenience. According to a spokesperson for LMC, the hospital appreciates the support of the community as they work to keep everyone healthy and safe.
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 8:00 p.m., seven days per week. Visits from Pastoral Care and personal faith leaders will not count as one of the visitors. Depending on a patient’s tower location, 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.
A spouse or support person is permitted while the patient is in labor and has just delivered a child. 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 8:00 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. Use the Main Entrance of the hospital.
Surgical/Procedural Areas (Inpatient and outpatient)
Two visitors are permitted in the specified lobby during a patient’s surgery or procedure at the main campus. They may help settle the patient into his or her room if admitted. For procedures at the main hospital, use the Main Entrance upon arrival. One visitor is allowed in the specified lobby during a patient’s surgery or procedure at other Lexington Medical Center facilities. Patients and visitors should use the Main Entrance to those buildings upon arrival.
All Lexington Medical Center physician practices will follow the No Visitor Policy. Depending on the practice and patient circumstance, caregivers may be able to accompany patients to appointments. Patients should contact each physician practice individually with questions.
Lexington Medical Center will not permit visitors for patients with COVID-19, or for those suspected of or testing positive for COVID-19.
All visitors must be at least age 16 and wear a face mask while in any Lexington Medical Center facility.
All approved visitors will be screened by staff before entering a hospital facility and may have to leave based on their screening results.