Adena Health System

Adena Health System Visitor Policy

For the health, well-being and safety of our patients, visitors, staff and communities, Adena Health System has updated its visitor restrictions effective July 20, 2020. 

Visitor access at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe is limited to:

- No visitors in clinical care areas, inpatient units and the Emergency Department.
- Visitor exceptions will be for the following:
- “End of life” situations – requires approval of the patient’s provider;
- Labor and delivery – includes the infant’s mother and one support person;
- OB Clinics – one support person may attend initial ultrasound and 20 week visit with the expectant mother
- Minor patients (under 18) – two visitors, limited to only parents or guardians;
- Patients having major surgery – one support person on the day of and day after surgery; and
- Patients with significant physical disabilities – one support person.
- Visitors are not permitted for patients confirmed or suspected of COVID-19.
- Visitor expectations during this phase also include:
- Visitors under age 13 are not permitted;
- All visitors require an Adena caregiver escort to and from the unit they are visiting;
- All visitor waiting areas are closed;
- Visitors are not to be loitering in the hospital.

Visitor restrictions remain at Adena Greenfield Medical Center and Adena Pike Medical Center, Adena Cancer Center and all urgent care and walk-in clinic locations. No visitors are allowed in clinical care areas unless deemed “absolutely necessary” by the patient’s care team.

Other Guidelines:

- Daily symptom screenings for temperature or respiratory symptoms at all facility entrances.
- Wearing a mask at all times while in any Adena facility:
- Visitors may bring in a mask from home or one will be provided upon facility entry;
- Treat the mask as if it is contaminated and avoid touching the outside, wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer for 20 seconds if touched;
- Do not share your mask and when removed, store in a plastic or paper bag to keep clean for reuse.
- Visitors may use public restrooms, cafeterias and gift shops while maintaining social distancing, wearing a mask and performing appropriate hand hygiene.
- We strongly encourage visitors to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving rooms and buildings.
- Use cough-etiquette when coughing or sneezing.
- No handshaking and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

Thank you for your cooperation for the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff.

Related Resources

Adena Health System COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Hotline
Virtual Visits
- Together We Can Stay Healthy
- Taking Every Precaution
- Enhanced Cleaning
- Tobacco-Free Facilities