Taylorville Memorial Hospital is restricting visitors effective on Monday, November 23rd, to help stop and slow the spread of COVID-19. Most inpatients will not be allowed to have visitors. Information will be provided to patients and families on how to use telephones or video methods when possible.
Restrictions have already been implemented at certain locations including Memorial Medical Center in Springfield and Decatur Hospital, but this will also take effect at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.
The hospital will allow exceptions with approval for the Emergency Department where one visitor will be allowed but must remain in the patient's room, inpatient end of life where two visitors will be allowed, and pediatrics which will allow two parents/guardians. For surgery patients, one visitor in the waiting room only will be allowed for the duration of the surgical procedure. If you are having outpatient services you are encouraged to come alone or have your visitor wait outside until services are complete.
If you do enter the hospital you must wear a face-covering that covers the nose and mouth and visitors will be screened upon entry. Children younger than 16 are not permitted unless they are receiving care. For more information visit the Taylorville Memorial Hospital website.