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Press Release

UC Health Implements Restricted Access Measures, New Visitor Restrictions

Mar. 15, 2020

CINCINNATI - Restricted access measures and updated visitor restrictions will be implemented on Monday March 16 at UC Health hospitals.

covid 19 restricted access measures

In order to provide the safest possible environment for patients, staff and clinicians, UC Health will be restricting access at hospitals, including UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital and Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care  

Beginning on Monday, March 16, the following entrances will be publicly accessible:

  • UC Medical Center

    • Main Lobby Entrance

    • Emergency Department Main Entrance

    • Ridgeway: Visitor Entrance Adjacent to North Parking Lot

    • Ridgeway: Psychiatric Emergency Services Controlled Entry/Exit

  • West Chester Hospital

    • Main Entrance

    • Walk-in Entrance to the Emergency Department

    • Walkway Corridor to Physician Office Building South

    • Main Entrance to Surgery Center (right door)

  • Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care

    • North Entrance, 1st Floor

    • South Entrance, Sliding Doors from South Parking Lot

Ambulatory locations, including outpatient buildings and physician offices, are being evaluated for restricted access and may implement future restrictions on a case by case basis.

Visitors to UC Medical Center and West Chester Hospital must be over 14 years of age and will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care and Bridgeway Pointe are not accepting visitors due to their high acuity patient population.

“The safety of our patients, employees and clinicians is of utmost importance to us,” said Evie Alessandrini, MD, UC Health senior vice president and chief medical officer. “This is just one of many ways that we are responding to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and we appreciate the support of the community in adhering to these measures.”

Before visiting any UC Health location, please click here for more information as updates are being made regularly.

If someone is experiencing symptoms, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath and have experienced some exposure risk factor such as travel or close contact with another sick person, we ask that they call their physician’s office, or the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) before visiting an emergency room or a doctor’s office. As always, if you require a true emergency response, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department and upon arrival (or before) immediately advise that you believe you are experiencing symptoms before entering a crowded waiting area.

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Amanda Nageleisen

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