MUSC Health Florence and Marion Medical Centers COVID-19 Patient / Visitor Restrictions & Guidelines

10/6/2020

MUSC Health screens all patients and visitors at the point of entry, either at the main hospital entrance, emergency department, women’s pavilion, surgery center, rehabilitation facilities or in the providers clinics. This is a symptom-based screen asking visitors if they’ve experienced fever, cough or shortness of breath in the last 48 hours.

For visitors who are experiencing these symptoms, we will kindly ask them not to visit MUSC Health.

Patients and Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times as well as a patient or visitor pass.

Visitor guidelines:

Outpatient (patient scheduled appointments/tests/procedures/treatments)

  • Only two screened and approved supportive care persons will be allowed to stay with the patient.

Inpatient

  • Two screened and approved supportive care persons will be allowed to stay with the patient. The identified supportive care persons are the only visitors allowed for the duration of the inpatient admission (alternating or switching supportive care persons is not permitted).
  • Children age 12 and under are not allowed to visit.

COVID-19 Positive or COVID-19 rule out

  • There is NO visitation allowed for COVID-19 positive patients or COVID-19 rule out patients. (Note: For asymptomatic inpatients who require a COVID-19 screening test in order to undergo a procedure, and who currently have two supportive care persons at the bedside, the supportive care persons will be able to continue staying as visitors at the bedside. If the COVID-19 test results are positive, visitation will end, and the visitors will be asked to leave the hospital.

End of Life visitation

  • For patients who are actively dying who are not COVID-19 positive or COVID-19 rule out, additional visitors may be permitted to visit. Please contact the nursing supervisor for further assistance.

MUSC Health is offering FREE Virtual Urgent Care at www.musc.care to anyone experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms who are residents of South Carolina. Use the promo code COVID19 at checkout. Anyone experiencing COVID-19- like symptoms is strongly encouraged to use this platform.

For the latest information on COVID-19 in South Carolina, visit the Department of Health and Environmental Control website.