Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

We will be rescheduling some patient appointments and procedures in an effort to protect our patients and staff. Conserving personal protective equipment helps us prioritize the needs of those who may require immediate care. Adjustments to scheduled procedures and appointments will be made as requested by the physician, patient or as required by official local or national public health authorities. We will contact you directly if your appointment or procedure is postponed until a later date. During this time, all Brookwood Baptist Medical Center facilities will remain open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Thank you for understanding our need to take these measures for the safety of all.

Visitor Restrictions

Effective 5/3/2021, by order of the Governor of Alabama and the State Health Officer, each patient or resident of this facility enjoys certain rights to have caregivers or visitors present, subject to reasonable restrictions and current guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). If you have questions, you may ask to inspect the facility’s written policies concerning visitation.

Visitor Restrictions and Guidelines for Brookwood Baptist Medical Center and Women's Medical Center

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, AUG. 9, 2021

Each patient may be allowed one (1) caregiver/visitor to help improve the patient’s safety, emotional well- being, physical care, and overall experience.

There will be no caregivers/visitors allowed for COVID-19 positive patients and/or patients with suspected COVID-19.

Compliance with the guidelines below is required, and, if not followed, may result in removal from the facility:

  • Screening guidelines are posted at the entrance for self-evaluation. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed on the guidelines, please refrain from entering the facility.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Must wear a mask at ALL times, regardless of vaccination status
  • Must comply with social distancing at all times
  • Must agree to practice appropriate hand hygiene
  • Must stay in room, but can go to cafeteria to buy food, then return to room to eat
  • Depending on certain procedural areas, there may be additional restrictions
  • Until further notice, there is no in-person visitation in the Behavioral Health Departments
  • Visitation in the ICUs will be from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Only one (1) visitor will be allowed per ICU patient each visitation time
  • Women’s Medical Center patients may have up to two (2) support persons.
  • Support persons should remain the same for the duration of the stay.
  • A certified doula will count as one of the two support persons.
  • Laboring or post-partum patients who are COVID positive or are suspected of having COVID may have only one (1) support person. The support person should remain the same for the duration of the stay. Please discuss this guideline with your physician and care team as there are specialized instructions and limitations for this population.
  • All non-maternity patients who are positive for COVID or are suspected of having COVID are not allowed visitation.
  • Children under 16 are not allowed to visit any Women’s Medical Center unit including: Labor & Delivery, Mother/Baby, NICU, Women’s Care Unit, High Risk OB, and waiting areas. Consideration will be given to readmitted mothers who have breastfeeding newborns.


 

An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.