Cameron Hospital's Updated Visitor Restriction Guidelines

Cameron Immunization Clinic is now administering Pfizer’s 3-dose series COVID-19 vaccine for ages 6 months – 4 years. Call 260-667-5622 to schedule.

Updated Visitation Policy, Effective February 1, 2023

 

Visitors are asked to observe the following guidelines:

  • Limit visitors to two people at a time. Exceptions to visitation should be shared with the Charge Nurse and taken into consideration.
  • If the patient is in isolation, or during health emergencies, specific visitor age and other requirements may be implemented.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged when visiting or accompanying patients in our inpatient, surgical and emergency department areas.

 

In the Family Birthing unit:

  • Healthy siblings may visit at the parent’s discretion, if accompanied by an adult. If a child is a threat to the well-being of his or her sibling and other infants, they will be asked to stay in the Visitors’ Lounge.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not permitted during delivery; they will be asked to wait in the lobby and be attended to by an adult (over the age of 18).
  • Children 12 and above should have received education related to childbirth, prior to attending the delivery, and must have an adult who is able to attend to the child at all times that is not the admitted patient.
  • All individuals must wash their hands before holding the infants.
  • The father of the baby or a support person may stay overnight.

 

Visitors who:

  • Are known to have fever, new-onset cough, diarrhea, or rash will not be allowed to visit.
  • Have COVID-19, non-COVID-19 respiratory infections and/or exposure to an individual with COVID-19 will not be allowed to visit.

 

Patient visitation rights:

  • Patients will be informed of their visitation rights, in writing, per the Patient & Visitor Guide, provided on admission, or in outpatient registration. If the patient is unable to exercise these rights, the patient’s representative may do so.
  • Patients may verbally choose who can visit, including, but not limited to, a spouse, partner (including of the same sex), family members, or friends, subject to certain medical restrictions or limitations on such rights that are necessary to provide safe care to the patient. The nurse will record this information in the patient’s medical record.
  • Patients may deny or withdraw their visitor consents and request restrictions at any time.
  • Patients may have a family member, friend, or other individual be present, for emotional support, during the stay, unless the person’s presence hinders others’ rights or safety or is medically not appropriate. This person may, but does not have to be, the chosen medical decision-maker or legally appointed representative.

 

Visitation hours:

  • Cameron encourages visitors to visit between the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Cameron is flexible with visiting hours, if needed, based on the patient needs and preferences.

 

Policy enforcement:

  • The nurse caring for the patient is responsible for monitoring visitation. Patient preference, medical status, and rest needs will be given priority. Questions can be referred to the nursing team caring for your loved one.

 

Disruptive Visitors:

  • Visitors who are disruptive in any manner, such as having an odor of alcohol or using foul, threatening, or abusive language or gestures, will be asked to leave the premises.

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Recommendations for Family & Visitors

Residents are encouraged to take everyday preventive actions to avoid being exposed to the virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick or becoming sick.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms, call the VA before going to the facility.

Cameron will continue visitation guidelines in an effort to protect patients and staff from COVID-19. For the most up-to-date visitation guidelines and restrictions, please visit this page or find us on Facebook.

Screening Tools

If you believe you are experiencing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) symptoms, the best course of action is to use the Coronavirus Self-Checker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To get started click here, then click on the light-blue box towards the top of the page labeled “Coronavirus Self-Checker.”

If you qualify for testing based on the CDC’s Self-Checker, the next step is to contact one of the following resources:

  • Cameron Hospital’s COVID-19 Resource Line, call 260-667-5555, available Monday through Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday through Sunday from 9am – 5pm
  • Steuben County Health Department, call 260-668-1000 ext. 1500
  • Your healthcare provider

You should NOT go to a healthcare facility without contacting one of these resources first.

Cash Pricing for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing

In compliance with the Public Health Act (Sec. 3202), please take the time to review the cash price for the diagnostic test for COVID-19.

While your health insurance plan will likely cover this lab without cost to you based on current emergency rules, it is important to check with your plan provider for the most accurate pricing information. The amount charged also is subject to adjustment if state law mandates pricing or the test is performed by a government agency.

COVID-19 Resources

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COVID-19 Hotlines

To prevent exposure to others, individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath and/or have had contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 are encouraged to call their healthcare provider or the Steuben County Health Department (260-668-1000 ext. 1500) PRIOR to arriving at a healthcare facility. You can also call our COVID-19 Resource Line at 260-667-5555, available Monday through Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday through Sunday from 9am – 5pm. A team member will be available to answer questions and connect you with relevant resources.

The COVID-19 Cameron Response Fund

The COVID-19 Cameron Response Fund is a secure way for individuals to contribute to Cameron’s efforts during this time of need.
This fund will enable us to immediately purchase essential supplies such as personal protective equipment for our frontline staff and allow us to prepare for the exponential growth of upcoming healthcare demands.

We understand the COVID-19 global pandemic will have an immense local impact. As the cornerstone for healthcare in our community, there is and will continue to be a vast need and demand for our services. Our mission continues to revolve around the health and wellness of our community. As the largest local, independent healthcare resource in our community, we need your support to ensure we can continue to provide high-quality care for you and your loved ones.

Cameron Hospital is a critical resource to Steuben County and the surrounding area. Please consider making a donation to help during this pandemic.

Contact Krista Miller (kmiller@cameronMCH.com or 260-667-5722) with any questions regarding this fund.

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