Due to heightened safety precautions, our health system will be limiting our visitor policy. Effective December 6, 2020, we will no longer be allowing visitors in our facilities except for the situations listed below.
• Visitors for patients under the care of end-of-life services will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
• One visitor may be allowed for those patients with physical, cognitive, or sensory limitations.
• Holzer Gallipolis Maternity Unit is allowing ONE support person per delivery.
• Outpatient Obstetrics and Pediatric clinics will allow ONE support person to attend a patient's appointment.
Approved visitors will be required to wear a mask and perform hand hygiene as needed.
The Gallipolis Inpatient Psych Unit, Holzer Senior Care Center, and Holzer Assisted Living locations are NOT allowing visitors at this time.
Thank you for your cooperation as we care for our communities.
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.