Coronavirus Latest Updates: Visitor Restrictions in Place

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we implement these restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and minimize the risk of exposure to our patients, staff and visitors.

Visitor Restrictions:

*Visitor policy is subject to change.

  • No visitors are allowed.
  • One Support Person per patient.
  • Support Person must be 18 years or older.
  • Persons under investigation for Covid-19 will be denied any visitation.
  • Do not visit if you are ill or have symptoms of the flu.

Children under 18 are not allowed unless seeking care.

**Support Person is defined as the same person during the patient’s entire encounter or hospital stay.


We are limiting entrances for all visitors and patients. Please use the Emergency Room Entrance when you arrive.  You will go through a screening station at the building entrance. All visitors must be screened, during which they’ll be asked questions and have their temperatures checked. Any individual who does not meet screening criteria will not be granted visitation access.

Southwest Medical Center recognizes the importance of family support in the healing process and is encouraging the use of video chat programs on your personal device to visit with loved ones who cannot visit in person.


About Coronavirus

With coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety of our community remains our top priority. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our clinical teams are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Southwest Medical Center is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).


  • All community education classes and events are canceled.
  • Community meetings held in our conference rooms are canceled.
  • The Garden of Eatin’ Cafeteria is closed to the public until further notice.
  • SWMC Auxiliary Gift Shop is closed until further notice.


What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

What can I do to protect others and myself?

Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

Stay up-to-date

For additional information and ongoing updates on COVID-19, please refer to local and state health departments and the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hub.