VISITOR POLICY FOR THOSE VISITING INPATIENT COVID UNITS AT HOLZER GALLIPOLIS:
Effective January 24, 2022
For the COVID Inpatient Units, patients are allowed visitors with the following guidelines:
- One adult visitor per day
- Visitor hours are to be observed between the hours of 1pm and 3pm
- No visitor under 18 years of age
- Must stay in room at all times
- Must wear appropriate PPE for the duration of their visit
- Must leave the building directly after visitation (cannot go anywhere else within the building)
- Visitors should be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 and not within any quarantine period
- End-of-life and changes in patient condition will be taken into consideration for altered visitation.
For patient's primary contacts, when calling for updates of COVID patients on 4East, please call between the hours of 5am-7am and 5pm-7pm. If calling outside of those times, you may be redirected to call again between the previously mentioned hours. If there is a change in patient condition outside of those time frames, staff will call with an update.
Effective March 21, 2022
UPDATED VISITOR POLICY FOR THOSE VISITING NON-COVID INPATIENT HOSPITAL PATIENTS and OUTPATIENT FACILITIES:
Visitor restrictions have been lifted for hospital and outpatient departments, EXCEPT for those visiting COVID patients and the Maternity Unit. Masking is still required for ALL patients and visitors entering a Holzer facility.
UPDATED VISITOR POLICY FOR THOSE VISITING THE MATERNITY/OB UNIT: Three visitors will be allowed during a maternity patient's stay with (1) designated person allowed to stay in room overnight. Inpatients will be provided three badges when admitted to Labor and Delivery for visitors. Sibling visitation will be daily from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Assisted Living/Senior Care Visitor Policy
Effective March 24, 2021, per updated guidelines by the state of Ohio, Holzer Senior Care Senior, Holzer Assisted Living - Gallipolis, and Holzer Assisted Living - Jackson are excited to announce that in-person visits with residents are beginning to take place! Visits must be scheduled with the facility in which the resident resides.
To schedule your visit, please call:
· 740-446-5001 for Holzer Senior Care Center
· 740-446-9633 for Holzer Assisted Living Gallipolis
· 740-286-8785 for Holzer Assisted Living Jackson
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
COVID-19 Testing Information
The Ohio Governor's Office announced on June 11, 2020 the intention to expand COVID-19 testing to anyone that wants tested. This expansion of testing is meant to include individuals with no symptoms and without a specific doctor's order.
Holzer Health System has been testing daily with near real-time results for several weeks for patients with symptoms or identified exposure. Currently, we continue to manage our testing capabilities in regard to test-kit supplies that continue to have a greater demand than supply. Therefore, Holzer will continue to test patients under physician directive and will not be able to perform open testing on asymptomatic individuals with no known relevant exposures.
We will continue to test according to established evidenced-based protocols as offered through the guidance of the CDC and office of the ODH. Any individual that does not meet these criteria but continues to desire a test in our region should utilize the following resources to connect to testing facilities within Ohio: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/testing-ch-centers/, or call the Ohio Department of Health.
Holzer continues to monitor COVID-19 concerns, manage supplies for long-term safety, health and welfare of our communities, and offer the healthcare overall services for all citizens of our region.