Updated Visitor Restrictions for Eskenazi Health as of Nov. 19, 2020

Beginning on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, no visitors will be permitted at Eskenazi Health with exceptions considered in the following areas where a patient may receive very limited numbers of visitors. Any visitors should be limited to those individuals that are essential to the care and safety of the patient. This measured and cautious approach is aimed to maintain the safest environment possible.

  • Pediatrics (18 years old or lower) – one visitor 
  • NICU – two visitors
  • Family Beginnings – one visitor
  • Surgery (to support safe discharge to home) – one visitor
  • Vulnerable patients with special needs(examples include patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, patients with cognitive impairments including dementia, Down syndrome, autism, victims of sexual assault including an advocate present during a medical forensic exam)
  • Patients at the end of life – no more than two at a time

Visitors are restricted in ambulatory care areas as well unless they meet the above exceptions. 

All allowed visitors will be screened for symptoms at the entrances and must wear a mask at all times during the visit. Masks cannot have an exhalation or pop-off valve. 

Patient families are encouraged to check on a patient receiving care in the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital at any time by calling 317.880.0000. If the patient is in critical condition in the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department, please call 317.880.8100. This line is staffed from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If it is after these hours or on the weekend, please call 317.880.9191.

For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 news page.

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