In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Lucas County Health Center (LCHC) has implemented visitor restrictions to keep patients, staff, and community members safe.
Effectively as of March 16, 2020, all unnecessary visitors are highly discouraged. If visitors feel they need to see their loved one, they must follow these guidelines:
- Visitors are asked to check in at the front desk. At that time, visitors will be screened for symptoms through a quick 4 question survey and by having their temperature taken. (Note: Emergent and end-of-life situations will be handled on a case by case basis.)
- Patients will only be allowed 2 visitors at a time. Visitors must be in good health and must be 18 years of age or older (including siblings.)
- Visitors must not have had flu-like symptoms during the past 7 days, including fever of 100 degrees or higher, a cough, and/or sore throat.
- Visitors will be asked to wash and sanitize their hands upon entering and exiting a patient’s room.
- Visitors will be asked to cover their cough with a tissue or their sleeve.
- Keep length of visits to a minimum.
- Call patients with your well wishes instead of visiting in person. Your concern will be just as genuine and welcome.
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