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 January 18, 2021

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

As the number of COVID-19 infections in our community are at an all-time high since the pandemic again, we must once again significantly reduce visitation to our Medical Center.

Beginning Monday, January 18, 2021, our new Visitation Policy will allow visitors for only the following patients:

  • Obstetric hospital patients: 1 visitor.
  • Pediatric, Children’s Emergency and NICU patients: Both parents/guardians.
  • End-of-life patients: Visitors with the approval of the nursing leader in charge of that unit.
  • Patients undergoing surgery: 2 visitors.
  • Emergency Department patients: 1 visitor.

All other visitors are asked to refrain from entering the Medical Center. Children ages 16 years and younger are not permitted in our hospital at this time, unless they are the patient.

All allowed visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, exposure and fever and will be expected to wear a mask throughout their visit.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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

In effect since May 27, 2020

To help protect our patients, visitors, staff, physicians and community, Lakeland Regional Health will be limiting companions who are accompanying patients and performing temperature checks on all individuals at our outpatient clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this unusual time, we do understand that this policy change could be disconcerting for patients and community members and want to provide exceptions for those most affected by this change of policy.

Companions accompanying patients to any of our outpatient clinics in which the companion is key to providing adequate healthcare information to the provider may be allowed to be present in the exam room. All others will need to wait in their vehicle or outside the building until the patient has finished his or her appointment.

Those with temperatures above 99.9 degrees may not enter.