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Updated 09/15/2021

Department Visitation Guidelines:

  • General Visiting on the Medical-Surgical floor/Transitional Care: No visitors are permitted at this time.
    • Exceptions may be made in end-of-life situations.
  • Emergency Department: No Visitors may be permitted, except when necessary to carry out the patient’s treatment. Emergency Department staff will keep visitors informed of the patient’s condition.
  • Surgery: One visitor may be permitted and will be provided with a waiting area on the third floor.
  • Lab/Radiology: No visitors are permitted at this time.
    • Exceptions include: if the patient is a minor, disabled, or other requirement is needed that hospital associates are unable to provide.
  • Ultrasounds: One visitor may be permitted.
  • North Wing/Nursing Home Residence: No visitors are permitted at this time.

Visitors Must Abide by the Following Guidelines:

  • All visitors will be required to undergo the COVID-19 screening upon entering the hospital.
  • Visitors must wear face coverings at all times (covering mouth and nose), regardless of the visitor or patient vaccination status for influenza or COVID-19.
  • Visitors who fail to wear a face covering and other PPE as requested by the facility will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Visitors must be 16 years of age or older.

The Following Will Not Be Permitted:

  • Anyone who reports or exhibits shortness of breath, fever, cough, or other potential COVID-19 symptoms
  • Individuals who have an active diagnosis of COVID-19 or who are persons under investigation for COVID-19.
  • Individuals wanting to visit a hospital patient who has an active diagnosis of COVID-19 or who is a person under investigation with COVID-19 or had contact with a person who is actively under investigation for COVID-19 within 10 days.
  • Individuals under quarantine for any other reason including out-of-state travel as defined by the most current New York State travel advisory.

COVID-19 Testing: The price of a COVID-19 test at all Orleans Community Health facilities is $100.00. Based upon the funding and programs available to date patients will not be responsible for COVID-19 test costs. (*Please note that COVID testing is not available at Medina Memorial Hospital at this time.)