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VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital Visitation Update

Exterior photo of Community Memorial Hospital main entrance

Due to the increasing incidents of COVID cases in the region, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital (VCU Health CMH) will adopt revised visiting policies as of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Adult patients are limited to one adult visitor per day. Pediatric patients are still able to have two adult visitors.

General Visitation Rules

  • All visitors must be screened and provided a visitor badge or armband.
  • All visitors must be always masked.
  • Visitors must comply with physical distancing guidelines in all common areas.
  • The second-floor lobby waiting area is reserved for outpatient surgical patients and their visitor/support person only, all other visitors will be asked to return to their car.
  • All visitors will be encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entering the facility and frequently during their stay.
  • If patient clinical needs dictate no visitors (i.e. chemotherapy), visitors may be redirected to waiting areas.

Inpatients

  • Visiting Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • One visitor (18 or older) per day per patient for all non-COVID patients. COVID-positive patients are still not allowed to have visitors, unless they are pediatric patients.
  • Labor and Delivery unit: 1 adult visitor (18 or older) and 1 doula per day, allowing 1 to spend the night.
  • Pediatric patients in all units: 2 adults (18 or older) visitor per day, allowing 1 to spend the night. Parent/POA/guardian may trade off. COVID-positive pediatric patients may have 1 parent or caregiver at a time.
  • Patients who are at the end of life: The number of visitors is determined by the patient’s care team.
  • Special needs patients that require 24/7 assistance may have a caretaker stay with them if in the best interest of patient care.

To reach a patient, please dial (434) 584-****, followed by the four digits of the patient's room number.

Outpatients and C.A.R.E. Building Appointments

  • Surgery patients may be accompanied by one adult companion
  • Patients arriving for doctor’s appointments, evaluation, or diagnostic or therapeutic procedures may be accompanied by one adult companion
  • Pediatric patients: Up to 2 parents and/or legal guardians.

Emergency Department Patients

Visitation is currently suspended except for the following circumstances:

  • Pediatric patients: Up to 2 parents and/or legal guardians.
  • Patients who are at the end of life or critical condition: The number of visitors are determined by the patients’ care team.
  • Exceptions to the visitation rules for specific incidents will be in accordance with ED policy or permission from the Administrative Representative.

Hundley Center

  • Two visitors are allowed at a time for 15 minutes, and it must be scheduled in advance. Please call (434) 584-4570 or (434) 584-4579 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to schedule a visit for 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

It is very important that all visitors maintain appropriate physical distancing in all waiting areas. The health and safety of all patients and staff will continue to be of the utmost importance through this pandemic. Your best defense is to make sure you and your family are vaccinated. Look for further updates as VCU Health CMH continues to make progress in the fight against COVID.