Visitor Policy


Effective August 26, FCH Allowing One Visitor Policy

Effective August 26, 2020, Sarah Bush Lincoln Fayette County Hospital will allow One Visitor for outpatient and inpatient visits at this time. The purpose of this policy is to help ensure the safety, health and wellness of our patients, community and team members during the COVID-19 outbreak. There are exceptions to this policy for special circumstances, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Critical patients undergoing emergency care

2. Patients who are critically ill

3. Patients who are terminal/near end of life or receiving hospice care

4. Patients undergoing emergent surgical procedures are permitted one support person over the age of 18

5. Pediatric patients may have one parent or guardian present as their support person

6. Visitors under the age of 18 will continue to be prohibited unless they are the parent of a child receiving care

7. Patients reporting for outpatient services (lab draws, X-rays, etc.) should ask their support person to remain in their vehicle for the duration of the hospital visit

8. Patients receiving services in the Emergency Department that are not critical or life threatening should ask their support person to remain in their vehicle for the duration of the hospital visit. Emergency Department staff will communicate via cell phone with the support person

9. Other special circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

10. Cafeteria is open to our employees at this time