FHN Announces New Hospital Visitor Restrictions

December 3, 2021 – In light of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the area, FHN has announced additional visitor restrictions for FHN Memorial Hospital. The changes go into effect Monday, Dec. 6.

• COVID-19-positive patients may have one designated visitor for the entire length of their stay.
• Non COVID-19-positive patients may have one visitor per day (a different person can visit each day).
• No visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed in any area of the hospital.
• Emergency Department patients may have one visitor per day.
• Pediatric patients anywhere in the hospital are allowed 2 visitors; one should be a parent or guardian.
• Visiting hours for all departments except the Emergency Department and the Family Birthing Center are from 1 “ 6:30 p.m.
• Per Illinois Department of Public Health rules, face coverings must be worn while in any FHN facility, including during patient visits.
• Visitors must check in each day with admitting to receive a screening, including a temperature check, and receive a dated visitor's badge.

Exceptions in end-of-life situations may be coordinated with FHN nursing staff. Visit www.fhn.org/coronavirus for the latest visitor restrictions for each hospital department and the FHN Family Healthcare Centers and Specialty Care Centers.

Please visit the main registration desk during business hours if you have questions, or the check-in desk in the ED after hours or for ED questions.