OBX Hospital announces visitor restrictions

By on January 2, 2021

Outer Banks Hospital

As The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group continues to respond to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking steps to ensure the safety of all.

Effective Monday, Jan. 4 at 5 a.m., The Outer Banks Hospital will implement new visitor restrictions that will prohibit visitors in inpatient units and the emergency department, unless a visitor is required for patients who are minors, or who fall within ADA guidelines, or require a visitor for clinical care or safety. Visitor may not switch out with another visitor.

Labor and Delivery: One (1) healthy designated partner screened and masked at all times. Partner must remain at the bedside unless visiting the café.

Medical Practices and Clinics: Visitors are prohibited unless a visitor is required for patients who are minors, or who fall within ADA guidelines, or require a visitor for clinical care or safety. Visitor may not switch out with another visitor.

End-of-life: Family members who are screened and masked may visit with guidance from care team and should call the unit for guidance.

COVID-19 Patients: Visitors are prohibited. Ask nurse for accommodations regarding virtual visits.

The Outer Banks Medical Group is offering virtual visits (phone or computer) for established patients in order to continue care and limit potential exposure to the virus. If you are an established patient of an Outer Banks Medical Group practice and you need to be seen, please call the office to see what options are available to you and your unique situation.

Visit /Locations for contact information. If you already have an appointment scheduled, our staff will be reaching out to you.

The Outer Banks Hospital and Medical Group continues to work closely with the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services during the evolving COVID-19 crisis.

For individuals with symptoms that are not manageable at home – please go to the emergency department.

For those individuals with symptoms manageable at home who wish to be tested – check DareNC.com for upcoming mass testing events being offered weekly. You may also call the nearest urgent care center for testing information.

  • Urgent Care Center Kitty Hawk: (252) 449-7474
  • Urgent Care Center Nags Head: (252) 261-8040

For patients with a scheduled procedure or surgery at The Outer Banks Hospital, a Vidant Health or Chesapeake Regional Healthcare facility, call TOBH pre-admission testing at (252) 449-5860 or work with your physician practice office to set up the test.

The Outer Banks Testing Center offers COVID testing for individuals who wish to be tested and are asymptomatic (do NOT have symptoms) and have NOT been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID. Click here for more information. Any confirmed cases of COVID-19 will be reported by Dare County.

 



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