Effective August 27, 2021
UPDATED VISITOR POLICY FOR THOSE VISITING INPATIENT HOSPITAL PATIENTS:
In an effort to avoid restricting visitors as a whole, we are now requiring all visitors to be fully vaccinated to visit patients in the following areas:
- Holzer Medical Center - Gallipolis (inpatient hospital)
- 2nd floor
- 3rd floor Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
- 4th floor
- 5th floor Inpatient Rehab unit
*The vaccination policy does not apply to Maternity or Pediatric units.
- Holzer Medical Center - Jackson (inpatient hospital)
We must take precautions to keep both our patients and our staff safe, and we feel this is the only way to do so. An exception will be allowed to permit one support person for any Labor & Delivery patient. Other situations may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. All visitors must wear a mask while in the facility.
VISITOR POLICY FOR THOSE VISITING EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OR OUTPATIENT CLINIC SERVICES:
Visitor policy allows for one visitor per patient. All visitors and patients are required to wear a mask when entering any facility. All visitors and patients will be offered a loop mask and asked to use hand hygiene.
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.