Some changes in visitor policies for Banner Health hospitals are in place.
Banner Health last month changed its visitor restrictions in the Valley, as well as in the Tucson and Casa Grande areas. One visitor is allowed per patient per day for most in-patients. There still are no visitors allowed, with a few exceptions, in out-patient buildings and for out-patient services attached to hospitals, including emergency rooms and out-patient treatment centers. Pediatric patients, under age 18, can have one guardian or support person with them, as well as one visitor per day.
Visits for most patients will be allowed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a maximum amount of time allowed at three hours. All visitors must bring their own masks and wear them continuously inside the hospitals. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all visitors must undergo a health screening when they check in and be prepared to wait in line before coming into the building. Visitors can complete an electronic visitor health screening before arriving at the medical center to speed up entrance into the building. The screening is available at bannerhealth.com/patients/patient-resources/visitor-restrictions.
To learn more, visit bannerhealth.com/covid19.