Visiting Hospital Patients
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re making it safer and easier for you to get the care you need. With that in mind, video visits and phone visits are often available.
Video chat with our doctors on any device to get personalized care and treatment.
Call your clinic to see if a video or phone visit is an option for you.
A note on in-person clinic visits: For our patients’ safety, we’re delaying all in-person clinic visits, elective surgeries and nonessential radiology services during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have an existing appointment, we’ll call you and help you reschedule.
Have visitor guidelines changed for hospitals and clinics?
For Hudson Hospital, HealthPartners and Park Nicollet hospitals, no visitors are currently allowed, with the following exceptions:
• For newborn, special care nursery and pediatric patients: Parents and/or legal guardians
• For birth center patients: One support person
• For compassionate care patients (end-of-life patients): Hospital discretion used for other exceptions
All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. If you are sick, you will not be allowed to visit patients. We’re encouraging patients to find other ways to connect with their loved ones, such as FaceTime, Skype or phone.
New clinic guideline:
For clinic patients, we’re limiting visitors at our clinics to guardians of pediatric patients or caregivers of patients who require assistance. To learn more about COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 information page.
We’re accepting donations of hospital-grade or manufactured protective face wear like N95 masks, PAPR (Powered Air-Purifying Respirator) hoods and procedure masks. Hand-sewn masks with over-the-ear straps will be accepted, laundered and available for colleagues to use. Visit our COVID-19 donations page to learn more about mask donations and other ways to contribute.
To ensure quiet, healing time for patients, others who wish to visit are welcome at the discretion of the patient and their medical team.
Hudson Hospital & Clinic recognizes the vital role family and friends play in health and recovery during a hospital stay. We commit to providing visitation in accordance with our non-discrimination policy, which provides access without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, religion, marital status, citizenship, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and/or other legally protected classificiation. In partnership with your physician, hospital staff work with patients and families to set visiting hours that best meet the needs of the patient. Patient rooms are available with sleeper sofas to accommodate close family wishing to be present with patients overnight.
Should after-hour visits be needed after 8 p.m. or before 7 a.m., the hospital has access via the south Emergency Care Center entrance.