Tower Hospitals, Urgent Cares, Set Restrictions
POTTSTOWN PA – Visitor restriction policies were implemented Saturday (March 14, 2020) at all Tower Health hospitals, including those in Pottstown and Phoenixville, as part of the non-profit healthcare organization’s effort to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Similar policies were put in place for Tower Health Urgent Care locations, including those in Douglassville, Limerick, Oaks, and Gilbertsville.
At the hospitals, until further notice:
- No visitors under the age of 18 are permitted.
- Adult patients may have only one visitor at a time.
- Pediatric patients may have two visitors if both are either a parent or legal guardian.
- All visitors must be screened before entering the hospital in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and
- Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH). Screening will occur at all hospital entry points on each campus.
- No visitors are allowed to patients with COVID-19 unless clinically considered.
At the urgent care locations:
- Each patient may only be accompanied by one support person. For pediatric patients, parents or a legal guardian may accompany.
- All support persons must be screened before entering the Tower Health Medical Group and Tower Health Urgent Care location in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH). Screening will occur at the entry point for each location.
Additionally, Tower said, precautionary measures will also be in effect:
- All activities that invite community members to any Tower Health facility for events or educational programs will be cancelled until further notice.
- Volunteer services will be restricted to only those that are clinically required.
- Only clinically required vendors will be permitted at the hospitals.
- Delivery of food, flowers, or other items from outside sources will be restricted.
Tower said it follows federal government and state Department of Health guidelines for the appropriate evaluation, testing, and care of patients with suspected cases of COVID-19.
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