Patients & Visitors

Effective immediately, we are restricting visitations within Northern Light Inland Hospital. All routine visits are being suspended until the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is no longer a threat to our patients, staff, and community. Our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be part of the healing process. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we must take extra steps to protect our patients, staff, visitors, and the community.

The decision to restrict visitors was difficult and made only after careful consideration as we witness schools, houses of worship, and other venues restrict gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We recognize that there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, visitors will be allowed based on the exceptions listed below. Please note, in all cases a visitor will be prohibited under any circumstances from visiting Northern Light Inland Hospital if they have any of these symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath), unless they are seeking treatment. Additionally, children under the age of 18 will not be allowed except under extraordinary circumstances.

Exceptions include:

  • Obstetric patients may have one person accompany them for the birthing experience.
  • Nursery patients may have one birth parent who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit.
  • Patients who are at the end-of-life may have up to two visitors.
  • Patients with disruptive behavior, where a family member is key to their care, may have one visitor.
  • Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays (where caregiver provides safety) may have one visitor.
  • Patients undergoing outpatient surgery or procedures may have one visitor to drop off and pick up the patient following the procedure.
  • Patients visiting the Emergency Department or who have an appointment at an Inland Hospital- based clinic, laboratory, or radiology department; or medical practice may only have one person allowed as an escort – only if the patient requires their help with mobility, support or communication with care team. The escort must always stay with the patient - no Cafeteria, etc.

Visitors allowed must stay in the patient’s room the entire time of the visit. Once the visitor leaves the patient room, they must leave the Hospital.

Please note that visitors will not be allowed for patients with a pending or positive COVID-19 test.

We appreciate your understanding. Our goal is to protect your loved ones, all patients, and our staff.