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OU Health Visitation Policy as Response to COVID-19

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, OU Health has updated its visitation policies. Please see the current policies below. For information on how to stay connected with patients in the hospital, visit our Keeping Connected page.

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health

  • All patients within Oklahoma Children’s Hospital (including Women’s & Newborn patients) will be allowed UP TO TWO VISITORS over the age of 18.

  • Patient/Visitor screening for COVID-19 at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital will occur at the point-of-service (i.e., clinic, Emergency Department, radiology, etc.) rather than at the building entrance.

  • Entry into Oklahoma Children’s Hospital will be limited to three main entrance points.

  • No one under age 12 may visit Oklahoma Children’s Hospital except under special circumstances.
  • Everyone must wear a mask and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer often during their visit.

University of Oklahoma Medical Center & OU Health Edmond Medical Center

All OU Health hospitals will allow two guests visiting patients who do not have COVID-19. Hospitalized patients will be asked to identify two guests who are allowed to visit during the hospital stay. These designations will be documented in the patient’s health record. Guests other than the two designated individuals must obtain an exception, determined by the administrator on call.

  • No visitors are allowed for patients with COVID-19.
  • Be over the age of 12.
  • Be screened for COVID-19 at an entrance or point of service. If guests are feeling unwell or show any symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed to stay.
  • Sign to acknowledge acceptance of terms contained in the Guest Expectations form.
  • Wear an approved mask at all times while in the facility, including the patient’s room. Neck gaiters, buffs, bandanas or scarves are not allowed. Examples of approved masks include:
    • Cloth mask with no vents or exhalation valves.
    • Procedural/surgical-type masks.
  • Stay in the patient’s room at all times, unless asked to leave by hospital staff for reasons related to safety or patient care. If asked to leave a patient’s room temporarily, guests will use a designated waiting area until notified by a care team member to return to the patient’s room.
  • No visitors are allowed at:
    • Edmond Medical Center's Autumn Life Behavioral Health Center

OU Health Physicians Clinics in Oklahoma City and Tulsa and OU Health Dentistry clinics

  • Two (2) guests may accompany the patient.

  • Two (2) adult visitors may escort pediatric patients at OU Health Physicians pediatric clinics or OU Health Dentistry.

Visitor Information

  • Upon entry into all OU Health care facilities, patients/visitors will be asked the patient’s destination and must be verified to be wearing a mask. Cloth, dust cover or surgical-style masks are allowed. Mask with valves or “air holes,” buff or gaiters and scarves or bandanas are not allowed.
  • Wear a mask (brought from home or provided by the hospital) at all times.
  • Be screened at entry or point of service – whichever is applicable. Anyone who screens positive will not be able to visit while having symptoms.
  • Wash their hands or use hand sanitizer often during their visit.