Visitation Guidelines

At Lucas County Health Center, we believe in encouraging our patients to include their friends and family as part of their healthcare team and believe this is a key part of the healing process.

Suggested Visiting Hours

LCHC Medical Clinic and Specialty Clinics
We have no restrictions as patients come for appointments, as long as visitors are not disruptive to staff or other patients.

Same Day Surgery
Due to the condensed area and the need for staff to move freely when tending to patient needs, we encourage only 1 – 2 visitors to accompany the patient.

Surgery/PACU
Visitors, family, and friends will not be permitted in the surgical/PACU area except when the patient’s condition is critical. On such an occasion, the clergy, close relatives or friends may be permitted to see the patient in the designated area for a small period of time, if the situation allows. No more than 2 people will be allowed to visit at a time unless approved by staff.

Med-Surg
Suggested visitation hours are 9 AM – 9 PM. One responsible person age 18 years or older will be allowed with each patient beyond visiting hours, if desired by the patient for comfort purposes. If a situation arises and a patient requests a younger responsible person to stay due to uncontrollable circumstances, such as language barrier, patient handicap, etc. it must be approved by the department manager.

Special Care Unit
Due to specific medical needs of the patients, higher level of care being provided and physical limitations of the patient, the SCU visitation schedule is at the discretion of the provider and nursing staff providing care.

Emergency Department
One support person is allowed to stay with the patient during the course of their stay. However, overall patient care, patient needs, and census of the Emergency Department may require restrictions. Visitation will remain flexible at the discretion of the emergency staff. All other visitors will be required to wait in the outpatient lobby and will not be permitted to stand or sit in the halls outside the treatment area or at the main desk.

Other Visitation Guidelines

Visitor Age Restriction
Children under the age of 15 who are visiting patient care areas must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Adult supervision is required to ensure that the visiting children do not disturb patients.

Isolation Patients
Visitors of patients in isolation must follow the instruction provided by Infection Control signage. Visitors may be restricted from visiting patients in isolation. This is for the safety of the patients as well as the safety of the visitor. For the safety of the patients and employees, visitors who fail to comply with isolation protocols may have visitation privileges revoked.

Other
If a visitor refuses to comply with a request to leave the premises, the staff shall notify the department head and the police department to ensure patient, visitor, and employee safety.

Main Entrance

Our main entrance doors lock at 7 PM every night and are unlocked at 6 AM. During hours the main door is locked, visitors must enter through the Emergency Department entrance. After 11 PM, these doors are also locked and visitors will be required to be buzzed in.