At Wilson Medical Center, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients.
CURRENT VISITOR GUIDELINES
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our community and our state, we are further restricting visitors within our facility. Effective Wednesday, August 25, our visitor policy is as follows:
- Patients are limited to one designated well visitors per day (no swapping allowed), including one companion for ambulatory appointments and one support person for obstetric patients.
- Visiting hours are 9 am - 7 pm.
- Visitors must be 18 years or older unless approved by director.
- No visitors will be permitted for COVID-19 positive patients.
- Exceptions may be granted for end-of-life patients, pediatrics patients under the age of 12 and other special circumstances.
- Patients may have one visitor spend the night as appropriate.
- Visitors are required to properly wear a face mask or cloth face covering properly at all times. Gaiter face coverings are not allowed.
- Patients are limited to one designated well visitor per day in the lobby and/or patient room.
- Exceptions include pediatric patients under the age of 12 who may have two visitors.
- No visitors will be permitted for COVID-19 positive patients in the ED.
- Visitors are screened upon entry for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.
- Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
- Visitors are required to wear a face mask properly at all times. Gaiter face coverings are not allowed.
Reduced Entry Points
We have limited access to two points of entry for patients/visitors:
- Main Entrance (Monday – Friday, 5 am - 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 7 pm)
Please note: The Outpatient Registration Entrance is currently closed due to construction.
- Emergency Department Entrance - open 24/7
- Common Areas Closed: Friendly Expressions Gift Shop and Ladwig Chapel are currently closed to the public.
Please refrain from visiting (unless seeking medical care) if you are not feeling well or have any symptoms consist with COVID-19.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
COVID-19 Online Risk Assessment
To help support the health of our community, we are providing access to an online COVID-19 risk assessment developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This tool does NOT provide a diagnosis, and it should NOT be used as a substitute for an assessment made by a healthcare provider.
Below are a number of resources to help educate you and your family on COVID-19. For more information on the virus, please contact the health department.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Wilson County Health Department
- COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline: 252-360-0500
- North Carolina Healthcare Association (NCHA)
- North Carolina Emergency Management Association
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- COVID Vaccine Community FAQs
- 3 to Help Stay COVID-Free
- Coronavirus and Your Heart - Don't Ignore Heart Symptoms
- What's Your Risk of Infection - Masking
- Resuming Elective and Non-Urgent Surgeries and Procedures 4.27.20
- Cloth Face Coverings Instructions and Guidance from CDC
- Supporting Efforts to Keep Our Community Healthy
- Testing FAQs
- COVID-19 - What Wilson Medical Center Is Doing & What You Can Do
- Are you experiencing symptoms?
- Use these tips to help protect yourself from the spread of respiratory illnesses:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your face (eyes, nose and mouth)
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
- Follow Wilson Medical Center's Facebook page for the latest updates
- Screening Hotline 252-399-7068
- Wilson Medical Center has a screening hotline for those who are concerned about being exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing mild symptoms (respiratory illness, fever, etc.). The hotline is in place to provide education and encourage people to stay home if they are sick in order to prevent the further spread of illness. The hotline will be available Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.