As of July 1, 2021 GCGH’s visitor policy:

We understand that situations differ with various patient needs and decisions for visitation may be on a case-by-case basis with the safety of our staff, patients and community at the forefront of each decision. For up to date COVID-19 information and guidelines, click here.

As of August 12, 2021:

  • To recognize that rest and quiet times are an important part of the healing process, we prefer visitors from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m with quiet time hours of 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • No visitors under the age of 18.
  • No visitors for Outpatient Services.
  • ICU patients may have 1 visitor throughout their stay. This also depends on the situation and our staff is allowed to restrict or allow visitors, if necessary.
  • Med/Surg and OB patients may have 2 visitors throughout their stay. This also depends on the situation and our staff is allowed to restrict visitors, if necessary.
  • Emergency Department patients may have 1 visitor after the physician assessment has been completed and their needed testing/care is complete. This also depends on the situation and our staff is allowed to restrict visitors, if necessary.
  • All visitors screened at entrances. For more information about our new screening technology developed by NSCW Crane, click here.
  • Masks are required for anyone entering the hospital or hospital owned building.
  •  The cafeteria remains closed to the public at this time. Curbside Pickup is still available.

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If not under visitor restriction or suspension, all patients have the right to visitation except as outlined below.

  • Visitation is supported as follows:
    • Patients have the right to select who may or may not visit them regardless of whether or not that person is legally related to the patient.
    • Patients and/or their representatives will be fully informed of their visitation rights on admission including any clinical restrictions or care whenever possible and when he/she is informed of their patient rights.
    • Visitors will not be restricted based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability
    • Clinical restrictions and limitation decisions will be based on the health and safety of the visitors and patients.
  • Visitation may be restricted under the following clinically necessary and/or reasonable circumstances:
    • Patient is undergoing care interventions;
    • Presence of infection control issues;
    • Visitation may interfere with the care of other patients;
    • Existence of court orders restricting contact (of which the hospital is aware);
    • Disruptive, threatening or violent behavior of any kind;
    • Patient need for privacy or rest;
    • Need for limitation of the number of visitors during a specific time;
    • Need for minimum age requirements for child visitors.

When someone is sick or in the hospital, a visit can help cheer them up. But it’s also important to remember that when someone is sick, they may not be in the mood to see many people. So it’s a good idea to be sensitive to a patient’s needs



References: Federal Register Vol 75, #223, 482.13 and 485.635
Original: 1977
Revised: 1993, 8/1/99, 7/1/02, 5/1/05, 11/1/08, 2/1/12, 6/29/21