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Visiting Hours

(228) 867-4000

Updated Visiting Guidelines
Effective March 17, 2020

Visiting Guidelines, testing and elective procedures:

As the CoVid19 situation in our community continues to evolve, so is Memorial’s ongoing response to the spread of the illness. At the recommendation of the US Surgeon General,  beginning March 18, Memorial will cease elective surgeries. In addition: 

  • Selected outpatient diagnostics and all outpatient lab work at the main campus of the hospital will be diverted to other Memorial locations. 
  • All outpatient lab work will have to be done at one of the 3 diagnostic centers (Diamondhead, Acadian, Cedar Lake) or your provider’s office.
  • Most outpatient diagnostics from the main campus will be diverted to one of the three diagnostic centers.
  • If you are currently scheduled for an OP diagnostic test, Memorial may be calling you to reschedule your appointment.
  • Outpatient infusions will continue as scheduled at this time.  

Visitation:
Beginning, Wednesday, March 18, No Visitors will be allowed to our facilities. Visiting exceptions may be made in certain circumstances including pediatric care, labor and delivery, end-of-life or essential caregivers.

Entrance:
There will be a single entrance to the hospital for non-emergent patients, which will be the 1stfloor parking garage and it will remain open 24 hours a day.

► Non-essential vendors will not be allowed entry. Essential vendors are those bringing necessary supplies for procedures.
► Patients and residents 65 and older are at high risk of illness because many have weakened immune systems which make them more susceptible to COVID-19. Therefore, No Visitors are allowed at our nursing homes:  Memorial Driftwood, Memorial Woodland Village and Memorial Stone County Rehabilitation and Nursing

CALL BEFORE YOU COME: Memorial Physician Clinic COVID-19 HOTLINE (228) 867-5000

The HOTLINE will be managed by clinical staff who are dedicated to answering COVID-19 health related questions and is available Monday – Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm. A recorded message with relevant, commonly asked questions, will be available after hours. Please encourage individuals to call this phone number to receive guidance before they visit one of our clinics. We want to prepare to reduce the spread of illness or provide additional instructions if they are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. 

Memorial is committed to providing excellent care to each patient. Realizing that the support of family and friend is important in the healing process, we encourage visitors.

General Visiting Hours

  • 7 a.m.–9 p.m.

Intensive Care Unit Visitation

Children under 12 years of age should not be left unattended in waiting or patient rooms.

  • 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Visitation

Between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., we ask that visitors remain in the waiting room and limit phone calls into the NICU to allow for change-of-shift hand-off communication to take place.

Labor & Delivery Visiting

Visitors are regulated by the patient's choice. All other visitors should wait in the family waiting room.

Mother / Baby / GYN Unit Visiting Hours

Open visitation. Children under 12 years of age are permitted to visit with adult supervision during general visiting hours (7 a.m.–9 p.m.). For the new baby's protection, please do not bring children who have been exposed to chicken pox or other illnesses in the last two weeks.

Pediatrics

Newborn to adolescent Child Life Specialist available Monday through Friday. Playroom for patients.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Facility

  • 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
when patient not in therapy

Minors must be supervised at all times by adult caregivers, the patient cannot provide the supervision.