Effective Thursday August 12, 2021

Hospital Restrictions/COVID-19


Effective August 12th, 2021 North Carolina Specialty Hospital will add additional restrictions on hospital visitors to protect the health and well-being of patients, visitors and team members due to concerns related to COVID-19.

Visitation Policy Update

  • Visitors will be prohibited from waiting in the lobby and/or cafeteria.
  • Visitors will be required to wait in their vehicle until they are notified. Exceptions unique to each individual and procedure will be considered.
  • NO visitor under the age of 18 is permitted inside the facility.
  • All visitors will be screened daily and required to wear a mask while in the hospital.

Visitation Guidelines for Outpatient Procedures

  • Outpatient surgical patients are allowed one visitor to accompany them to facilitate care for a procedure or same-day surgery.
  • Pediatric surgical patients are allowed two parent/guardian visitors in Pre-op and PACU.

Visitation Guidelines for Patients requiring Overnight stay

  • Adult inpatients may designate two support people age 18 or older for the entire length of stay in the hospital
  • Visitors should remain in the patient room and are discouraged from leaving and re-entering the facility.
  • Patients may identify one of their designated visitors to stay overnight. The overnight visitor must be one of the previously designated visitors
  • The two designated visitors will receive an armband upon entry in to the facility. The armband is to stay on the visitor until the discharge of the patient.
  • Two parents/guardian visitors may stay with a pediatric patient overnight.
  • All Visitors must wear their mask in the patient’s room while staff is present.

Do Not Enter if you have:

  • Temperature greater than 100º OR
  • Respiratory Distress (Shortness of Breath, Coughing, Sneezing) AND traveled in last 14 days outside the United States or high risk areas inside the US or been around anyone who has AND/OR is under investigation for the Coronavirus.

(notify your primary care physician or call the state health department at call 1-866-462-3821)

We have also implemented stricter screening for all our staff, physicians and vendors.


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