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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Hospitals throughout the state are changing their visitor policies as Arizonans continue to cope with the uncertainly of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Abrazo Health

  • Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital
  • Abrazo Arrowhead Campus
  • Abrazo Central Campus
  • Abrazo Mesa Hospital
  • Abrazo Scottsdale Campus
  • Abrazo West Campus

• No visitors starting at 7 a.m. on Friday March 20

• “Exceptions may be made for certain patient groups, such as patients in labor, end-of-life and certain exceptions for discharge support,” according to a hospital spokesman. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis at each facility.

• Entrances will be limited and everybody will be screened.

• “These measures will be in effect until we are advised by the CDC or local public health authorities that it is safe to return to normal visiting practices.”

Banner Health

  • Page Hospital
  • Banner Payson Medical Center
  • Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
  • Banner - University Medical Center South
  • Diamond Children's Medical Center
  • Banner Behavioral Health Hospital
  • Banner Ironwood Medical Center
  • Banner Del E Webb Medical Center
  • Banner Casa Grande Medical Center
  • Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center at Banner Gateway Medical Center
  • Banner Gateway Medical Center
  • Banner Boswell Medical Center
  • Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix
  • Banner Estrella Medical Center
  • Banner Desert Medical Center
  • Banner Baywood Medical Center
  • Cardon Children's Medical Center
  • Banner Heart Hospital
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
  • Banner Goldfield Medical Center

• Implemented no-visitor policy on Thursday, March 19. This include any locations, including clinks, urgent cares, imaging centers, surgery centers and occupational health services locations. 

• Exceptions: Patients who are younger than 18 may have one adult visitor with them. Laboring mothers are also exempted from the restrictions and are permitted to have one support person. Visitors are subject to health screening at all locations to ensure they are not exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness. 

Dignity Health Arizona

  • Arizona General Hospitals
  • Chandler Regional Medical Centers
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
  • St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
  • St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
  •  Implemented no-visitor policy on Thursday, March 19

• Exceptions: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients, Labor and Delivery patients, Emergency Department/Trauma Center patients, Transplant patients (under specific circumstances) will be allowed one adult visitor who will be screened

HonorHealth

  • HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
  • HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center
  • HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center
  • HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
  • HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center
  • HonorHealth Pediatric Emergency - Shea

• No visitors will be allowed in the Emergency Department or the inpatient hospital rooms.

• NICU/Pediatric areas will be restricted to one parent and no children. Parent will be screened and badged.

• Labor and Delivery will be restricted to one visitor only, and the visitor will be screened and badged. No visitors allowed after birth.

• Inpatient operating room, outpatient operating room, Cath Lab, Endoscopy and Interventional Radiology procedures

     - Both patient and one visitor will be screened with a temperature check

     - Patient will be escorted to procedure area and visitor will remain in waiting room.

     - Following the procedure, the provider will talk with the visitor and they will be asked to leave the hospital.

• From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.: John C. Lincoln, Deer Valley and Scottsdale Osborn and Thompson Peak will be restricted to two entrances. Scottsdale Shea will be restricted to three entrances.

• From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.: John C. Lincoln, Deer Valley and Scottsdale Osborn and Thompson Peak will be restricted to one entrance. Scottsdale Shea will be restricted to two entrances.

KEEPING IN TOUCH

Although you cannot visit loved ones in person, doctors say it's important to keep in touch whether it's by video chat (like FaceTime, Skype, or What's App) or simply picking up the phone and calling.

Many hospitals also are encouraging people to postpone elective and non-emergency procedures.

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