Visitation Guidelines

Northeast Georgia Health System continues to adapt to best practices regarding COVID-19. For the protection of our patients, staff and community, our visitation guidelines have been updated. We understand that it is difficult to be away from family especially during times of illness or injury and we appreciate your support.

Hospital & Facility Visitation Guidelines

Guidelines last updated on 7/28/2021

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Location

Visitor Policy

Waiting Room

Critical Care UnitNo children under 13 are permitted to visit patients.

Non-COVID Patients:
Two visitors daily, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

COVID-19 Positive/PUI Patients:
Visitation upon exception only. Visitors are required to wear appropriate PPE (mask, face shield, gloves and isolation gown).
Closed
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)Non-COVID Patients:
Two designated band holders and three additional designated visitors (two at a time) may visit their neonate (unrestricted).

COVID-19 Positive/PUI Patients:
Two designated band holders 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Any band holder who is or becomes COVID-19 positive/PUI, may not visit NICU under any circumstances. If both band holders are COVID-19 positive/PUI, then an identified designated support person may visit.

Learn more about when you may visit the NICU again
Closed
Pediatric patients
(under 18) regardless of unit
Non-COVID Patients:
Two visitors at a time.

COVID-19 Positive/PUI Patients:
Two visitors for length of stay. Visitors are required to wear appropriate PPE (mask, face shield, gloves and isolation gown).
Closed
Labor and DeliveryNon-COVID Patients:
Two identified support persons allowed at all times.

COVID Patients:

One identified support person for the entire length of stay.
Closed
Mother/BabyNon-COVID Patients:
Banded individual in addition to mother for the length of stay. Visitors (two per room) may visit daily from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Newborn’s siblings (excluded from visitor total) must be accompanied by an adult.

COVID-19 Positive/PUI Patients:
One identified support person for the entire length of stay.
Closed
Long-term expectant mothersAssuming the patient is COVID-19 negative, one support person for the length of stay. Visitors (two per room) may visit daily from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Mother’s other children (excluded from visitor total) must be accompanied by an adult.Closed
Surgery and ProceduresOne visitor allowed either at the bedside or in the waiting room.Open
Emergency Department and G AreaNon-COVID Patients:
One visitor allowed at the bedside.

COVID-19 Positive/PUI Patients:
Visitation upon exception only. Visitors are required to wear appropriate PPE (mask, face shield, gloves and isolation gown).
Closed
All others
(including medical, surgical, EOU, COU and cardiac)
Non-COVID Patients:
Two visitors at a time, from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

COVID-19 Positive/PUI Patients:
Visitation upon exception only. Visitors are required to wear appropriate PPE (mask, face shield, gloves and isolation gown).
Closed

Inpatient Rehabilitation

One identified visitor upon admission (60 minutes), as well as Monday–Friday (4:30–8:30 p.m.) and Saturday/Sunday (2–8:30 p.m.). One to two visitors during assigned family education/discharge planning sessions. All other visitation is by exception orders.Closed
Long-term Care FacilitiesNo visitors.Closed
NGHS Transitional Care UnitNo visitors.Closed
HospiceTwo people at a time with designated pink card.Closed
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group (NGPG)Varies by practice.Open for patients only; closed for visitors.
The Heart CenterVaries by practice.Open for patients only; closed for visitors.

Your loved one’s health and safety is our top priority. For information regarding connecting with your family, and other helpful resources, click here. We also encourage everyone to do their part to prevent the spread of illness by practicing good hand hygiene, cough etiquette and by disinfecting surfaces.

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Open Entrances

NGMC Gainesville

Entrance

Hours

North Patient Tower

24/7

South Patient Tower

5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Outpatient Building

M-F 5:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Emergency Department

24/7

Wisteria Building

M-F 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

NGMC Braselton

Entrance

Hours

Main/Rotunda

5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Emergency Department

24/7

NGMC Barrow

Entrance

Hours

Main Entrance

M-F 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Emergency Department

24/7

NGMC Lumpkin

Entrance

Hours

Main Entrance

6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Emergency Department

24/7

Laurelwood

Entrance

Hours

Main Entrance

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

New Horizons Lanier Park

Entrance

Hours

Main Entrance

 

New Horizons Limestone

Entrance

Hours

Main Entrance

 

All other entrances will be closed until further notice.