Current visitor restrictions

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we will be taking the following precautions to protect our patients and visitors. As of October 22, 2020, no visitors will be at allowed at Riverside Community Hospital with the following exceptions:

  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per pediatric patient inclusive of NICU babies.
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older per patient in Labor & Delivery/Mother-Baby units.
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient for a physically and/or mentally disabled patient.
  • No more than 1-4 adult visitors (number of visitors over one (1) require the approval the unit leader), 18 years or older, per patient who is at or approaching "end of life" status.
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient entering the facility for a procedure may have the visitor accompany them up to the time of the procedure, after which the visitor must leave the facility.

Lobbies and the cafeteria are closed to all visitors.

Hospital entrance screening

To reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses, we are continuing to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to better protect our patients, staff and you.

We have limited our entry into the hospital so that our team is able to screen everyone for travel history, fever or respiratory symptoms.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, you may be asked to reschedule your hospital visit until you are symptom-free.

Our emergency room is still open and receiving patients. If you are experiencing an emergency, please proceed to the emergency department entrance.

Thank you for your patience and support in reducing the spread of germs and protecting the health of our patients, staff and you.

Testing information

The health and safety of our patients is our top priority, and our hospital continues to be a safe place to receive care. Multiple patients have asked or requested information on what to do if they are sick, or have COVID-19 concerns.

  1. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to our Emergency Department.
  2. If you are presenting with potential COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your physician for instruction on medical care and potential testing.