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Gundersen Boscobel restricts visitors at hospital and clinics

Friday, November 13, 2020

Visitor restrictions

Due to significant community spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff, Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics updated its visitor policies. ​​​​​​​

No visitors are allowed in the Hospital setting, including inpatient, outpatient, surgery, or emergency room care, with certain exceptions or the Clinic settings, including primary care and specialty, with certain exceptions.

Hospital Visitor Guidelines:

  • Adult patients may not have any visitors.
  • Pediatric patients (17 and under) may have one support person. Exceptions could be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Exceptions are available for end-of-life care and interpreter/communication needs.

Clinic Visitor Guidelines:

  • Adult patients may not have a support person accompany them.
  • Pediatric patients (17 and under) can have one support person.
  • Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis based on patient needs.

Gundersen continues to have multiple touchpoints to ensure the health and safety of patients, visitors, and staff. These policies continue to be in line with other state and national guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and include:

  • Patients, support people and visitors must mask.
  • Everyone will be asked if they are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 and have their temperature taken. Symptoms include temperature of 100.0 F, new cough, shortness of breath or unexplained body aches.
  • All patients and visitors should allow at least six feet between themselves and other patients and visitors.
  • No visitors are permitted who have had a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, were exposed to a known COVID-positive person, or under issued quarantine by the Health Department, and visitors are not allowed to visit patients being treated for COVID-19 or under an issued quarantine by the Health Department.
  • Primary support people, visitors and healthcare decision makers who are currently experiencing or experienced any COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, are not permitted.
  • Entrances to Gundersen locations will continue to be limited to ensure appropriate patient and visitor screening.

If you are sick and need non-emergent care, call your GBAHC primary care provider at (608) 375-4144 before you come in so you can be directed to the appropriate level of care.


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