Highlands Medical Center is implementing visitation restrictions for hospital patients, effective immediately.
The facility is limiting patient visitors to help protect patients and staff, as well as prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 in the community. HMC remains open to patients for services in the Therapy Center, Imaging Center, Surgery Center, Outpatient Lab, Sleep Center, and those seeking emergency medical attention.
“While there are no confirmed cases of the virus in our hospital, we are limiting the number of visitors as a precaution for our patients and those providing care to them,” said Dr. Lonnie Albin, Chief Medical Offer at HMC.
Visitation restrictions include:
No visitors under the age of 16, even when an adult is with them. Exceptions for extraordinary circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
People who have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, body aches and/or sore throat) should call their doctor for instructions before going to any healthcare office or clinic unexpectedly.