Visiting Guidelines

Visitation Guidelines

EFFECTIVE (5-23-22)

All visitors must be older than 18 and wear a mask at all times while in our facilities. PLEASE NOTE: Visitation with COVID-positive patients (inpatient or ED) is restricted except for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

INPATIENT visitation is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

INPATIENT, POST-PARTUM AND GYN

Four visitors allowed per day, per inpatient. ONE visitor allowed to stay overnight (7 p.m.-9 a.m.) per patient, excluding COVID-positive and ICU patients.

 NOTE: Overnight visitors MUST stay in the patient’s room for the duration of the visitor’s stay.

LABOR & DELIVERY AND NICU

One support person allowed with Labor & Delivery patients to stay the entire admission until discharge and four additional visitors per day during regular visiting hours.

Parents are allowed in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit from 8-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.

Visitation in other areas of the hospital

OUTPATIENT/SURGERIES AND PROCEDURES

Two visitors allowed per outpatient being seen for surgery or a procedure, throughout the length of the outpatient visit.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Two visitors allowed per patient throughout the length of the ED visit.

Note: If outpatients or emergency department patients are admitted to the hospital, then inpatient visitation applies.

END OF LIFE

Four visitors; others allowed on a case-by-case basis per the patient’s physician.

PLEASE NOTE: For patients with cognitive or communicative disabilities or issues, a support person will be allowed to accompany the patient throughout their stay, whether inpatient or outpatient, according to the qualifiers outlined by the Office for Civil Rights.

Now Allowed

Outside food and flowers are now allowed for all patients EXCEPT those in Piedmont Augusta's ICU and all COVID-positive patients.

ENTRANCES

Main Campus

Main Lobby and Heart & Vascular Institute: Inpatient visitation, outpatient diagnostic, surgeries, procedures and discharges. PLEASE NOTE: The HVI entrance will close at 6 p.m. each evening. Please enter through the main lobby after 6 p.m.

Outpatient Center: Outpatient diagnostic and laboratory appointments

Day Surgery: Day Surgery patients

Summerville

Main Entrance: Patient appointments from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

McDuffie

Emergency Room Walk-in Entrance: Patient appointments and inpatient visitation from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Patient Belongings

Items that may be delivered to OVERNIGHT patients:

  • Eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Prosthetics
  • Dentures and denture cream
  • Phone and charger, laptop or tablet (i.e. iPad)
  • CPAP machine
  • Reading book, games book, bible
  • Personal hygiene items (such as soap, toothpaste, brush)
  • Underwear, pajamas, gowns, robes
  • Baby Items for Women's Center patients

Items NOT ALLOWED:

  • Blankets and Bed Pillows

Items that may be delivered when a patient is being DISCHARGED:

  • Change of clothes

Visitation at Piedmont Extended Care