Visiting Hours and Masking Policy
Central Carolina Hospital provides patient and family-centered care by recommending visitation schedules that are appropriate to the level of care. General visiting may occur throughout the day until 8:30 p.m.
Updated Visitor Policy (4/2022)
- Two well visitors per eligible patient at a time. Visitors can rotate one at a time. Visitation for inpatients is from 9 am - 8:30 pm daily, with the exception of labor and delivery and the ICU.
- ICU visitation: Two well visitors from 12 - 6 pm daily or at the discretion of staff.
Labor and Delivery/Postpartum:
- Laboring mothers may designate two support people to stay with them during labor and delivery. If a doula is present, they count as one person.
- Postpartum patients may have two well visitors at a time, including one designated support person who stays with the mother for her length of stay.
Outpatient surgery, catheterization lab or gastrointestinal lab patients may have one approved companion that must wear a mask at all times. For imaging, rehab, wound care and other outpatient procedures, you may bring a companion.
Emergency Department visitation remains at the discretion of the provider or charge nurse. Exceptions will be made for pediatric patients, patients who need special assistance or for end-of-life patients.
Clergy members are welcome in addition to a patient’s one well visitor. Volunteer clergy members who have completed orientation may visit patients 24/7 with their ID badge. Other clergy members may visit outside of regular business hours as requested for end-of-life care (must come through the Emergency Department entrance for after-hours screening).
Updated Masking Policy (3/2023)
Effective March 30, 2023, masks are OPTIONAL in non-patient-care areas.
Masks are NO LONGER REQUIRED in areas where patients are not present for or receiving care, including:
• Administrative areas, offices and bathrooms
• Cafeterias and eating spaces
• Common gathering areas, lounges and hallways
• Meeting rooms, break rooms and conference rooms
• Nurses’ stations and charting rooms
Masking continues to be required in clinical areas, including:
• Inpatient Care Units
• Hallways in care areas where patients are present
• Patient Rooms
• Clinical Waiting Rooms
• Clinical Exam Rooms
Masks are required if…
• You have the flu or flu-like symptoms, or respiratory symptoms of COVID or RSV --- even if you are COVID negative
• You have been in close contact with someone with flu, COVID or RSV symptoms
PLEASE NOTE: Our staff will continue to be masked at ALL TIMES when in direct contact with patients.
When in doubt, please wear a mask!
CCH's commitment to safety and quality care guides these decisions. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we continue to navigate this time together.