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Updated May 18, 2021
As COVID-19 numbers continue to go down and vaccine distribution is occurring throughout our communities, we will adjust our visitor policy accordingly. Patients and visitors are required to wear a mask at all UnityPoint Health – Des Moines hospitals.
Beginning May 18, 2021, hospitalized patients will be allowed to have two visitors with them at a time, between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. These visitors will be able to rotate with other visitors during the day and throughout the patient's stay. Visitors are in addition to a designated caregiver.
These new guidelines do not impact the current guidelines for Blank Children's Hospital, maternity services or end-of-life situations. Exceptions may be made if there are extenuating circumstances.
Here is an overview of the updated visitor guidelines:
A designated caregiver(s) will be allowed in the following circumstances:
Visitor restrictions are subject to change as necessary
Please see changes to our entrances for each campus listed below.
Iowa Methodist Medical Center/Blank Children's Hospital
Ankeny Medical Park Pharmacy will temporarily offer curbside delivery effective Monday, March 30, 2020. Patients will need to drive up to the north entrance, call the pharmacy at (515) 965-4680, and they will deliver prescriptions and over-the-counter items to the car.
The pharmacy lobby will be closed to the public for the safety of our patients and employees. We will continue to deliver employee prescriptions to Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Methodist West Hospital and Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
We're asking all patients to wear a mask or face covering if you have an appointment at a UnityPoint Health location.
To protect our patients, families and health care workers, only designated caregivers are allowed.
Designated caregivers must be free of any signs of illness. Individuals at high risk for severe disease (e.g., underlying cardiopulmonary disease, poorly controlled diabetes) should not visit.
Designated caregivers include, but are not limited to:
Exceptions may be made at UnityPoint Clinic in certain situations and can be discussed with patient care teams.
As of March 10, 2020, UnityPoint Health is restricting in-person, vendor visits for sales and marketing calls, routine business reviews, and any other non-critical meetings. Vendor visits required for direct patient care or business critical functions (ex: equipment repair) are permissible with the appropriate screening and precautions. This change is to reduce risk of exposure to patients, team members and vendors during the global outbreak of COVID-19.
We will communicate accordingly when in-person vendor visits are reinstated. Thank you for your cooperation.
In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, some changes have been made to our donation process. If you are interested in donating toys and activities to children and families at Blank Children's, please check out our Amazon Registry for items that would be most helpful during this time.
In efforts to protect patients, families and staff, we are not currently accepting any face-to-face donations dropped off to the hospital.
If you have questions or need assistance navigating the Amazon registry, please call 515-241-6152 or e-mail DM_childlifewishlist@unitypoint.org.