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OU Health Visitation Policy as Response to COVID-19

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, AUGUST 23
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.

View the Oklahoma No Patient Left Alone Act documentation for additional hospital visitation policies.

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health

  • All patients within Oklahoma Children’s Hospital (including Women’s & Newborn patients) will be allowed UP TO TWO DESIGNATED GUESTS over the age of 18 that can visit during the patient's stay.

  • 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.
  • One guest is allowed for patients under 18 years of age with COVID-19. The guest must wear a KN95 mask and additional appropriate PPE provided by the facility.

Visitor Information

To decrease the potential spread of COVID-19 to staff and patients, the Guest(s) MUST:

  • Be screened for COVID-19 at an entrance or point-of-service. If he or she screens positive OR is not feeling well or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, he or she will not be allowed to stay.
  • Sign the Guest Expectations form.
  • Wear an approved mask at all times while in the facility, including the patient’s room. Examples of approved masks include:
    • Cloth mask with no vents or exhalation valves.
    • Procedural/Surgical-type masks.
    • Neck gaiters, buffs, bandanas or scarves are not allowed.
  • Stay in the patient’s room at all times, unless asked to leave by hospital staff for safety or patient care reasons. If asked to leave the patient’s room temporarily, he/she will use a designated waiting area until a care team member notifies me that he/she may return to the patient’s room.
  • Understand if he or she fails to comply with these requirements, they will be asked to leave and will not be able to return as the guest of a patient.
  • Waiting rooms and cafeterias will be monitored and chair spacing will maintain appropriate social distancing.

University of Oklahoma Medical Center & OU Health Edmond Medical Center

Patients at OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center and OU Health Edmond Medical Center are allowed ONE guest (over 18 years of age) at a time, with a maximum of two guests in a 24-hour period.

  • One guest is allowed for patients with COVID-19. The guest must wear a KN95 mask and additional appropriate PPE provided by the facility.
  • Guests must 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

Visitor Information

To decrease the potential spread of COVID-19 to staff and patients, the Guest(s) MUST:

  • Be screened for COVID-19 at an entrance or point-of-service. If he or she screens positive OR is not feeling well or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, he or she will not be allowed to stay.
  • Sign the Guest Expectations form.
  • Wear an approved mask at all times while in the facility, including the patient’s room. Examples of approved masks include:
    • Cloth mask with no vents or exhalation valves.
    • Procedural/Surgical-type masks.
    • Neck gaiters, buffs, bandanas or scarves are not allowed.
  • Stay in the patient’s room at all times, unless asked to leave by hospital staff for safety or patient care reasons. If asked to leave the patient’s room temporarily, he/she will use a designated waiting area until a care team member notifies me that he/she may return to the patient’s room.
  • Understand if he or she fails to comply with these requirements, they will be asked to leave and will not be able to return as the guest of a patient.
  • Waiting rooms and cafeterias will be monitored and chair spacing will maintain appropriate social distancing.

OU Health Physicians Clinics, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma Medical Center Clinics in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OU Health Dentistry clinics and OU Health Prenatal Diagnostic Center (at Oklahoma Children's Hospital) and OU Health campus, off-site and community clinics

  • Adult patients of an OU Health clinic are allowed one guest to accompany them to appointments. This includes clinics on the Oklahoma Health Center campus, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center, OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, University of Oklahoma Medical Center clinics, OU Health Dentistry clinics, OU Health Prenatal Diagnostic Center (at Oklahoma Children's Hospital) and community and off-site clinics.

    • Guests must be over 18 years of age.

  • Pediatric patients of an OU Health clinic are allowed two guests to accompany them to appointments. This includes clinics on the Oklahoma Health Center campus, community and offsite clinics such as Southwest Pediatrics, Super Ninos, Kids’ First, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital clinics and the OU Health Prenatal Diagnostic Center.