In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Lucas County Health Center (LCHC) has implemented additional visitor guidelines to keep patients, staff, and community members safe.
Effective Wednesday, March 26, 2020, visitors are NOT allowed unless the visitor is a designated caregiver. Patients will be asked to designate one caregiver who will be given access during the COVID-19 pandemic. This caregiver cannot change on a daily basis.
Designated caregivers must also:
- Be 16 years of age or older
- Limit their movement within the facility and avoid common areas. Visitors are encouraged to remain in the room as much as possible to help prevent the spread of infectious disease.
- Be free from illness such as fever, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, or runny nose.
These guidelines apply to patients and visitors in the clinic, emergency room, wound care, and inpatient.
During this time, public access to the facility is restricted. Patients are asked to use the main hospital, west Clinic, east Clinic, Emergency Department, and Physical Therapy entrances. Patients and visitors can expect to be screened at these entrances.
Visitor restrictions are temporary and may change as LCHC monitors the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, if you are sick and need care, please call us at (641) 774-3000 before you come in. A member of our staff will provide you with directions and prepare for your arrival.
Stay updated on COVID-19 in Lucas County, Iowa by visiting www.lchcia.com