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The safety of our visitors, patients, employees, and physicians is our highest priority.

To decrease exposure and limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visitation to hospital patients is being restricted. Please review the information in the drop down below from the location you plan on visiting.

Check back to this page for updates with the latest visitor restrictions for the different locations.

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Visitor Restrictions have been updated and went into effect March 15, 2020.

The safety of our visitors, patients, employees, and physicians, remains our highest priority. To decrease exposure and limit the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visitation to hospital patients has been updated as follows:

  • Visitors, age 18 and older, are restricted to 1 per patient.
  • Visits to pediatric patients and patients in the NICU areas are limited to 2 parents or legal guardians only.
  • Maternity Center visitors are limited to 2 adult visitors only.
  • People accompanying surgical or procedure patients are limited to 1 healthy adults.
  • On the Transitional Care Unit (TCU), visitors are limited to the immediate family members of those TCU residents who are at end-of-life care.

It is important that we take these measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients, employees, and community. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please call one of our Urgent Care or Family Medicine clinics to be screened. While we realize these temporary steps may cause inconvenience to family members and visitors, we appreciate your understanding and support as we make every effort to ensure the safety of our patients and employees.

Visitor restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

Due to the continued efforts to keep patients safe in our community, decrease exposure and reduce the spread of COVID-19, visitation to hospital patients will not be allowed at this time. Please call the Carrington Clinic 701.652.2515 or Hospital 701.652.3141 for regular healthcare inquiries or call 701.652.7217 for COVID-19 pre-screening inquiries.

Please continue following the CDC guidelines that help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.

Until further notice, CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital has implemented visitor restrictions due to influenza season and COVID-19. The hospital has closed the East Entrance, so entry will only be available through the Main Entrance where the main registration area and Emergency Department are located.

All visitors will be screened and may be asked to leave the facility if they meet the following criteria:

  • No visitors under the age of 12
  • Respiratory concern including: cough, fever, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Exposed to COVID-19

Visitors will be restricted to the following:

  • Inpatients and swing bed patients will be limited to one visitor.
  • OB patients may have immediate family only limiting it to partner and one other.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to roam around the hospital and must go directly to family members room.
  • A patient at end of life may have two visitors.

What can you do to control the spread of the viruses:

  • You can control the spread of these viruses by washing your hands, not touching your face and staying home if you are ill.

These restrictions and procedures are subject to change pending guidance from the CDC. CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson announced a temporary visitor policy change that limits the number of hospital visitors during the COVID-19 response. It is an effort to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 while maintaining the safety of patients, team members and the community.

  • Visitation will be limited from 7 a.m. MDT to 7 p.m. MDT. After 5 p.m. MDT, the only entrance open will be the Emergency Entrance on Empire Road - all other entrances will lock at 5 p.m. MDT.
  • Patients will be allowed up to one visitor at a time on Obstetrics, ICU and ER. Up to two visitors at a time will be allowed on the Medical/Surgical/Pediatrics Unit. All visitors will also be screened for recent travel, symptoms, and temperature.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 will only be allowed if they are receiving care themselves.
  • We ask that visitors do not congregate in waiting rooms in large groups.

We understand these restrictions may be difficult. However, limiting the number of visitors is temporary and is being done to safeguard the health of patients, care team members, and our community.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, please call one of our clinics before coming in to be screened:

Effective Immediately, VISITOR RESTRICTIONS are in place for the Hospital and 3rd Floor residents until further notice.

  • Immediate Family ONLY will be allowed to visit residents who are CRITICALLY ILL AND/OR END OF LIFE/HOSPICE CARE (limit 1-2 people at a time).
  • If allowed to enter the unit, family needs to sign in at the Nurses Station, sanitize their hands, and ask nurse for a mask to wear.
  • These measures have been advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and cases of Influenza in our community.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are keeping the safety, health and wellness of our residents and associates as our number one priority.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

Effective Immediately, VISITOR RESTRICTIONS are in place for the Hospital residents until further notice.

  • Immediate Family ONLY will be allowed to visit residents who are CRITICALLY ILL AND/OR END OF LIFE/HOSPICE CARE (limit 1-2 people at a time).
  • If allowed to enter the unit, family needs to sign in at the Nurses Station, sanitize their hands, and ask nurse for a mask to wear.
  • These measures have been advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and cases of Influenza in our community.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are keeping the safety, health and wellness of our residents and associates as our number one priority.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

The safety of our visitors, patients, employees, and physicians, remains our highest priority. To decrease exposure and limit the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), visitation to hospital patients has been updated as follows:

  • Patients are limited to 1 visitor
    • Visitors must be 18 years of age and older
  • Visitation hours are 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • These visitation hours are for patients in OB/MedSurg/ICU.
  • Entrances to the Hospital and or Clinic are limited to:
    • Central Registration (Clinic) - Door 8
    • Emergency Department - Door 19
  • No visitors in the Emergency Room
  • No visitors in our Dialysis Unit
  • Cancer Center patients may have 1 visitor 18 years of age and older

It is important that we take these measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients, employees, and community. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and are in need of visiting a health care provider call 701.572.7651 (clinic) or 701.774.7400 (hospital). For questions related to COVID-19, the public can call the North Dakota Department of Health hotline at 1.866.207.2880 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday or the local public health unit. While we realize these temporary steps may cause inconvenience to family members and visitors, we appreciate your understanding and support as we make every effort to ensure the safety of our patients and employees.

Visitor restrictions will remain in place until further notice.