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COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions and Cancellations

UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center

Hospital Visitor Restrictions

To protect our patients, families and health care workers during the global outbreak of COVID-19 the following visitor restrictions have been implemented, until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to community.

No visitors will be admitted unless critically essential for the patient's well-being. Approved visitors must be screened. Screening station is near Java City. Please note in all cases a visitor will only be allowed if they do not have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath). Additionally, children under the age of 18 will not be allowed except under extraordinary circumstances.

Exceptions include:

  • Obstetric patients may have one partner or birth support person accompany them.
  • Nursery may have one birth parent plus one significant other who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit.
  • Exceptions will be made for patients who are end-of-life at the discretion of patient’s health care team.
  • Patients with disruptive behavior, where a family member is key to their care, may have one visitor.
  • Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays, where caregiver provides safety, may have one visitor.
  • Minors under the age of 18 may have one visitor, parent, or guardian.
  • Patients undergoing surgery or procedures may have one visitor who must leave the hospital as soon as possible after the procedure/surgery.
  • Patients who have an appointment at a hospital-based clinic, laboratory, or radiology, as well as those visiting the Emergency Room (ER), may have one person with them.

Visitors allowed must stay in the patient’s room the entire time of the visit. Once the visitor leaves the patient room, they must leave the hospital. Please note that visitors will not be allowed for patients with a pending or positive COVID-19 test.

We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult. While we are committed to providing a family-centered care environment, restricting visitors at this time is in the best interest of our patients, team members and the community. Thank you for your cooperation in this effort!

Restricted Visitor Entrances

Entrance C is closed at this time. Please enter using the Main Entrance or Entrance B.

Limited Valet Services

Until further notice our Valet team will not park patient or visitor cars. However, we will continue to provide wheelchair assistance when needed. This is to protect our visitors and Valet team from possible contact, as well as transmitting, the COVID-19 virus from one vehicle to another, and each other. Patients may be dropped off at the Main Entrance or Entrance B, someone will be there to greet and provide a wheelchair if needed.

Procedures, Surgeries and Non-Essential Services

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) for our healthcare workers and first responders, UnityPoint Health – Trinity Regional Medical Center has made the decision to postpone all elective procedures, surgeries and non-essential services until further notice.

Services, surgeries and procedures deemed urgent, emergent and medically necessary will still be provided.

We ask for the patience of those impacted by this change. Patients will be contacted by their doctor’s office with more information about their specific care, including rescheduling.

Trinity Retail Pharmacy

Trinity Retail Pharmacy is offering pharmacy curbside pickup at the Main Entrance of the hospital, as well as mail-order delivery services for routine medication refills. For curbside pick-up please call in advance and you will be given instructions. For prescriptions to be mailed to your home, please allow a seven-day turn-around.

Trinity Retail Pharmacy will continue to offer store prescription services Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., as well as our “meds-to-beds” prescription delivery service to patients being discharged from care.

Please contact Trinity Retail Pharmacy at (515) 574-6588 with any questions or requests.

UnityPoint Clinic – Fort Dodge

In our effort to reduce community spread of COVID-19, we are asking all patients to please call ahead before visiting a clinic.

Visitor Restrictions

  • Pediatric Appointments: Only 2 support people, no siblings.
  • Adult Appointments: Only 1 support person, if needed.

All visitors/support people must be in good health (no fever, runny nose or cough during the last 7 days) and must be 16 years of age or older (including siblings).

Remember to wash and sanitize your hands upon entering and exiting a patient’s room. Cover your cough with a tissue or your sleeve. Those with a fever, cough or other respiratory symptoms MUST use mask.

Scheduled and Future Appointments

At this time, we have deemed it appropriate for some patients to stay home. Some visits may be performed by phone with established patients or may use the virtual urgent care option.

UnityPoint Clinic has postponed all non-essential visits and procedures.

Examples of essential visits:

  • Well child visits for children 5 and under needing vaccines
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Lacerations
  • Injuries that may require x-ray
  • Some post-hospital follow up visits

Examples of NON-essential visits:

  • Well visits
  • Routine chronic medicine visits – could be scheduled as telephonic consult
  • Medication checks - could be scheduled as telephonic consult
  • Chronic controlled substance visits - could be scheduled as telephonic consult

This is certainly not an all-inclusive list. Patients will be contacted by their doctor’s office with more information about their specific care.

UnityPoint Health - Berryhill Center primary care will follow the above guidance provided by UnityPoint Clinic. For behavioral health encounters, Berryhill Center will adhere to the following guidelines:

Examples of essential visits:

  • Mental Health Crisis
  • Post Hospital or Emergency Department Follow Up Visits
  • Medication Injection Appointments
  • Medication Pickup Appointments (samples for patients who cannot afford medications)

Examples of NON-essential visits:

  • Routine chronic medicine visits – could be scheduled as telephonic consult
  • Medication checks - could be scheduled as telephonic consult
  • Chronic controlled substance visits - could be scheduled as telephonic consult
  • Routine psychotherapy appointments – could be scheduled as telephonic consult

Changes to Clinic and Clinic Hours

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine – Second Avenue North has opened a Respiratory Illness Clinic effective, March 23, 2020, dedicated to the triage of patients with respiratory illnesses.

UnityPoint Clinic Respiratory Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If patient volumes increase to the level where the entire clinic is needed for patients with COVID-19 symptoms, Second Avenue North would fully transition to the Respiratory Illness Clinic. If this were to occur, patients whose primary care provider is located at Family Medicine – Second Avenue North would then see their provider at Family Medicine – Kenyon Road.

Please call your provider before coming to any of our facilities!

Additional Information and Alerts

All Classes, Meetings and Events Have Been Canceled Until Further Notice