|Last updated March 2023
Visitation guidelines have been set for all areas of the hospital, taking into consideration the needs of the patients for care, socialization, and safety. Sentara RMH supports a philosophy of healing that involves patient-centered care.
- All visitors are required to stop at reception, share a photo ID along with their destination, and receive a photo visitor badge.
- Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines while inside a Sentara facility.
- Visitors will only be allowed if they do not have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
- Please read the additional safety guidelines if visiting a COVID-19 patient or patient suspected of having COVID-19.
Visitation Policy for COVID-19 patients and PUI of COVID:
- COVID-19 positive and PUI patients will be limited to one (1) designated visitor until the patient is no longer in isolation.
- This includes Labor & Delivery/Family Maternity Center COVID-19 positive patients. Doulas are not included in the visitor count.
One designated visitor, age 18 or older, per patient may visit from 4:30-5:30 p.m. daily.
One visitor per patient (infusion, radiation oncology and medical oncology).
Critical Care Unit
Visitors 12 and older. Please limit visitors to two at a time.
One visitor for all patients (COVID and non-COVID). Minors and end-of-life patients may have two visitors.
- Labor & Delivery may have three visitors
- Postpartum may have unlimited visitors
- Up to 3 visitors at the bedside
- Healthy siblings 12 or older are welcome
COVID-19 Positive and PUI Patients
- COVID-19 positive and COVID suspect postive patients are permitted 1 support person who will remain with patient. The support person must be free of symptoms of
- COVID-19. If support person has or develops signs and symptoms of COVID-19, they will be required to leave the facility immediately.
- The support person will be considered COVID-suspect positive due to their exposure to the positive mother.