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Piedmont Augusta Visitor Information

Care Partner Policy (Updated February 21, 2022)

Effective February 21, 2022, inpatient visitation is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. All visitors must be older than 18 and wear a mask at all times while in our facilities. 

NOTE: Visitation with COVID-positive patients (inpatient or ED) is restricted except for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Outside food and flowers are now allowed for all patients EXCEPT those in Piedmont Augusta Hospital's ICU and all COVID-positive patients.


W. G. Watson, M.D., Women's Center

  • One support person allowed with Labor & Delivery patients to stay the entire admission until discharge and four additional visitors per day during regular visiting hours.
  • Four visitors allowed for post-partum and GYN patients per day during regular visiting hours.
  • Parents are allowed in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit from 8-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.


Visitation in other areas of the hospital

  • Outpatient/Surgeries and Procedures
    Two visitors allowed per outpatient being seen for surgery or a procedure, throughout the length of the outpatient visit.
     
  • Emergency Department
    Two visitors allowed per patient throughout the length of the ED visit.
    Note: If outpatients or emergency department patients are admitted to the hospital, then inpatient visitation applies.
     
  • End of Life: Four visitors; others allowed on a case-by-case basis per the patient’s physician.
     

NOTE: For patients with cognitive or communicative disabilities or issues, a support person will be allowed to accompany the patient throughout their stay, whether inpatient or outpatient, according to the qualifiers outlined by the Office for Civil Rights.

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