Lakeland Regional Health COVID-19 Visitor and Companion Policies

To ensure the safety of our patients and their visitors, our visitor and companion policies have changed.

Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Visitor Policy

Effective May 4, 2021

The safety and wellbeing of our patients and their families are our top priorities.

As we continue to adjust and adapt to the impact of COVID-19, Lakeland Regional Health is limiting visitors to our Medical Center.

Beginning Tuesday, May 42021, our new Visitation Policy will allow patients to have 1 visitor with them. Exceptions to this are:

  • Obstetric hospital patients: 1 labor partner + doula.
  • Pediatric, Children’s Emergency and NICU patients: Both parents.
  • Patients at the end of life: Visitors with the approval of the nursing leader in charge of that unit.
  • Patients undergoing surgery: 2 visitors.
  • Emergency Department respiratory patients: No visitation unless approved by the pod leader.

Visitors are required to wear masks at all times during their visit. All allowed visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, exposure and fever.

All other visitors are asked to refrain from entering the Medical Center. Children ages 16 years and younger are discouraged from entering in our hospital at this time, unless they are the patient.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Lakeland Regional Health Physician Group (Primary, Specialty & Urgent Care) Companion Policy

Effective May 18, 2021

Patients and companions are asked to wear a mask at all times while inside.
Temperature checks are performed upon entry.*
*Visitors with temperatures above 99.9 degrees, may not enter.

Patients may have one (1) companion accompany them to their appointment. All others are requested to wait in their vehicle or outside the building until the appointment is complete.