Hospital visitor restrictions in effect!
Masks/face coverings continue to be required at CMH for patients, caregivers in public areas/caring for patients and any visitors until notified otherwise. Hospitals and health care facilities are an exemption listed in the CDC’s May 13, 2021, masking update for vaccinated individuals.
Welcome! Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH) and CMH Medical Group caregivers are doing everything they can to keep you safe, but we need your help. Please review these guidelines.
Thank you for your cooperation. This is the best way to protect our patients, staff and community from spreading the novel coronavirus. If you need medical care, please call your primary care provider’s office, use a Virtual Urgent Care, or visit an Urgent Care Clinic.
CMH is following the Oregon Health Authority guidelines for screening and entrance to hospitals. Due to increased COVID activity in Clatsop County, CMH is limiting visitors to the hospital. This is a temporary change, and we will continue monitoring the statewide metrics to allow visitors to return when it is safe. For now, special exceptions will be made for patients with special needs or concerns, in accordance with Senate Bill 1606. People who meet these criteria include:
If patients have concerns about seeing their loved ones who are in the hospital, we do have assistive technology, including iPads and tablets, to connect them through a group Skype or phone call. They can call the nursing staff in the patient’s unit to ask about this option.
This policy is only in place for hospitalized inpatients and those with outpatient visits inside the hospital (ED, Lactation Services, Imaging, SDS, Respiratory Therapy). Patients visiting outpatient clinics not located inside the hospital may continue to bring one person (12 years old or older) to their appointments. Minor patients may be accompanied by two parents/guardians.
Everyone entering a CMH facility must be screened for COVID-19. This is to protect patients, staff and the community and to comply with Oregon Health Authority mandates. If you feel that you have been inappropriately restricted from CMH, please contact Quality Management at 503-338-7475.
You may be denied entry if:
Questions you will be asked:
Anyone entering the CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative will also have their temperature taken with a touch-less, infrared thermometer.
Door Hours: Please note that some hospital entrances have been closed or have limited hours.
Masks continue to be required for health care organizations and hospitals according to the CDC’s May 13, 2021, updated guidance for vaccinated individuals. If you arrive at a CMH facility without a mask or cloth face covering, you will be given a mask.
Patients and visitors over the age of five (5) are required to mask unless they have a medical condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a mask. Patients two to five (2-5) years old are strongly recommended, but not required, to wear a mask. Children under two (2) years old are excluded from masking requirements.
Companions or visitors who refuse to wear a mask will be asked to leave unless they have a medical condition that contraindicates wearing a mask and they are essential to the patient’s care. If they have such a medical condition, they should be asked to be present only when absolutely necessary, not talk any more than required to assist the patient, and to practice physical distancing at all times.
Call for information about COVID-19:
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