IMPORTANT UPDATES

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Updated December 3, 2022

To avoid overcrowding, we are limiting patients to two parents or caregivers at Children’s Emergency Rooms (Scottish Rite, Hughes Spalding and Egleston), as well as hospital laboratory and phlebotomy services.

Urgent Care Centers and lab treatment rooms currently allow one parent or caregiver with patients.

Children’s at Scottish Rite

      Hospital Inpatient Units and Technology Dependent Intensive Care Unit (TICU)

  • Number of approved visitors: Up to 8 approved caregivers and visitors can be added to the approved visitor list
  • Visitors at the Bedside: Up to 4 approved visitors may be at the bedside at any time
  • Overnight Visitors: 2 primary caregivers may stay overnight
  • Siblings: Healthy children or siblings ages 2 and older that can wear a mask are allowed as approved visitors

      Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • Number of approved visitors: Up to 8 approved caregivers and visitors can be added to the approved visitor list
  • Visitors at the Bedside: Up to 2 approved visitors may be at the bedside at any time
  • Siblings: Healthy children or siblings ages 12 and older are allowed as approved visitors

Children’s at Egleston

      Hospital Inpatient Units and Technology Dependent Intensive Care Unit (TICU)

  • Number of approved visitors: Up to 8 approved caregivers and visitors can be added to the approved visitor list
  • Visitors at the Bedside: Up to 4 approved visitors may be at the bedside at any time
  • Overnight Visitors: 2 primary caregivers may stay overnight
  • Siblings:Healthy children or siblings ages 2 and older are allowed as approved visitors

      Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),
      
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

  • Number of approved visitors: Up to 8 approved caregivers and visitors can be added to the approved visitor list
  • Visitors at the Bedside: Up to 2 approved visitors may be at the bedside at any time
  • Siblings: Healthy children or siblings ages 12 and older are allowed as approved visitors

Children’s at Hughes Spalding

      Hospital Inpatient Unit

  • Number of approved visitors: Up to 4 approved caregivers and visitors can be added to the approved visitor list
  • Visitors at the Bedside: Up to 4 approved visitors may be at the bedside at any time
  • Overnight Visitors: 2 primary caregivers may stay overnight
  • Siblings:Healthy children or siblings ages 2 and older that can wear a mask are allowed as approved visitors

Neighborhood Locations

Effective Oct. 31, 2022, in order to avoid overcrowding, Children's Urgent Care Centers will allow one parent or caregiver with patients. Two primary caregivers are allowed to accompany the patient to ambulatory and outpatient appointments. If you have other children, please make arrangements for them to stay home. We recognize there may be special circumstances where siblings may need to attend an outpatient visit. Please notify our team in advance, when possible, to work out a plan.

All patients, visitors and staff are required to wear a mask at all times while in our facilities. Please put your mask on in the parking lot before you exit your car. If you don’t have a mask, we’ll provide one for you as you arrive.

Based on new evidence regarding the effectiveness of masks with exhalation valves, Children’s will no longer allow any visitors to wear masks with exhalation valves (cloth or N95) unless covered with a procedure mask. To protect everyone in our facilities, we will give a procedure mask to anyone wearing a mask with a valve, which should be worn in place of or over the mask with a valve for the entire visit.

Rest assured we’re here for you if you need us.

At Children’s, safety is our top priority. We are working hard to protect our patients, families and staff. Whether you have an appointment or need to visit us for emergency care, we’ve put extra precautions in place to keep your family safe.

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