At Cape Cod Healthcare, the safety of our patients, as well as our staff, physicians, and volunteers, is our highest priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses and the prevalence in our community diminishes, we have updated our policy regarding visitors for non-COVID patients at CCHC facilities.
Effective June 10, 2020, we have implemented the following visitation policy updates until further notice:
Accompaniment with a patient to CCHC facilities for appointments, procedures or testing will be allowed with these conditions:
- In those situations where it is of benefit to either the patient or the provider for the patient to have either a caregiver or family member accompany them to the facility, one companion will be allowed with the patient.
- The companion will be screened for symptoms of respiratory illness per hospital policy and be required to wear a mask at all times.
- When the companion is not able to physically be with the patient (i.e., during actual procedure time), the companion may be asked to wait outside of the facility or in a specified waiting area depending on social distancing guidelines (providing a cell phone number) and will be contacted to return when the patient is again available.
Applicable CCHC facilities include:
- Cape Cod Hospital
- Falmouth Hospital
- Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod
- CCHC Laboratory Services
- Bourne Outpatient Center
- Fontaine Outpatient Center
- Rogers Outpatient Center
- Stoneman Outpatient Center
- Wilkens Outpatient Medical Complex
- Oppenheim Medical Building
- Strawberry Hill Medical Building
- Clark Cancer Center
- Davenport Mugar Cancer Center
- Heritage at Falmouth
- JML Care Center
- Centers for Behavioral Health
- Medical Affiliates of Cape Cod
Visitation with an inpatient at Cape Cod Hospital or Falmouth Hospital will be allowed with these conditions:
- Inpatients at CCHC hospitals will be allowed one visitor who shall be either spouse or partner, close family member or caregiver.
- Visitation hours will be limited to 12pm-7pm daily.
- The visitor will be screened for symptoms of respiratory illness per hospital policy and be required to wear a mask at all times.
These guidelines do not supersede other visitation policies regarding special situations or units such as Maternity or Critical Care areas, or end of life visitation exceptions.
The intent of our visitation policy is to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and physicians. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.