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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.

In an effort to preserve medical grade masks, clinic patients and visitors are encouraged to wear a cloth mask upon arrival to hospitals and clinics.

COVID-19 Information

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

The health of our visitors, our patients, our staff and our communities is our priority.

As of Friday, June 12, patients at CHI St. Alexius Health hospital and clinics are allowed one healthy adult visitor at a time.

  • Additional visitors (including minors) may be allowed at the discretion of the care team in certain in circumstances (for example, with patients in the NICU or patients who are receiving end-of-life care).

All visitors must:

  • Enter through designated entrances to check in and be screened for risk of illness.
  • Follow all infection prevention and other CHI St. Alexius Health guidelines.

CHI St. Alexius will continue to monitor risks and adjust visitation limitations and restrictions as conditions allow.

*No outside food and beverage is allowed in our hospital and clinics at this time.

Stay connected to your loved one

You are encouraged to maintain contact with patients by personal phones or video conferencing (FaceTime, Zoom, etc.). You can call the hospital at 701.530.7000 to check on a patient’s status or connect to a patient’s room.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with these restrictions. We appreciate your assistance as we do all we can to keep you, your loved ones, our staff and our communities safe.

CHI St. Alexius Carrington Medical Center is allowing one adult, healthy visitor who meets screening criteria as well as brings a mask to wear at all times in the following situations:

  • OB Ultrasounds: spouse of an OB patient
  • One parent at a time for any minor child admitted to the hospital or for testing
  • End of Life Cares: one to two immediate adult healthy family members who meet screening criteria, brings a mask, and remains in the room with patient.
  • Surgery or procedures: one adult healthy person Identified as a driver who meets screening criteria, brings a mask, and remains in the room where patient is admitted at all times.
  • Clinic: one adult healthy family/friend may accompany the patient to his/her office visit. This person must meet screening criteria, bring a mask, and remain with the patient and follow all social distancing arranged in the clinic.

Any visitor who cannot manage the requirements will be asked to leave the facility and wait in his/her vehicle for the patient. Social distancing requirements will be maintained in waiting areas as well as other settings. Carrington Medical Center Respects the rights of all community members; however, we are a business of healthcare and have a responsibility and accountability to keep our staff, other patients safe in all situations, therefore, all patients and visitors must be able to respect and adhere to the regulations or unfortunately will not be able to enter the facility.

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 one visitor restriction due to 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. We do ask that, as a part of the screening, that visitors/caregivers have their own mask to use.

Change in Visitor Policy: 

In response to recent increase of COVID-19 positive cases in the counties that we serve we will be following our previous visitor restrictions policy.

Visitors will be restricted to the following:

  • OB patients may have one partner.
  • A patient at end of life may have one visitor.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to roam around the hospital and must go directly to family member’s room.
  • Special exceptions may be made depending on the situation

We will be re-evaluating this policy on a weekly basis. Thank you for complying with these changes. We encourage visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime and phone.

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center, Dickinson Medical Clinic, and Beach Family Clinic have temporary visitor restrictions in place to increase safety for patients and staff due to COVID-19.

As of Thursday, June 4, 2020, CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson and Beach patients will be allowed one healthy adult visitor at a time while at the hospital or clinics. Please note that for Obstetrics patients coming in for labor and delivery, their one visitor/support person cannot change during the course of their stay.

Additional visitors are allowed in the following circumstances:

  • Minor patients including newborns are allowed up to two parents/guardians at a time.
  • Patients receiving end of life care – number to be determined by the care team.

All Visitors will be screened and must meet the following criteria:

  • Visitors must wear a mask AT ALL TIMES. Those who do not comply will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Visitors must be age 18 or over.
  • Visitors must be free of respiratory concern including cough, fever, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing.
  • Visitors must NOT be a known/active positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19.

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

If you have severe COVID-19 symptoms, please call our Emergency Department at 701.456.4000 or call 911.

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 2 visitors 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!

Current Visitor Guidelines
  • No visitors in Radiology, Specialty Clinic, Primary Care Clinics including Residency Clinic, Women’s Health, Internal Med Clinic, Clinic Rehab Services, Oncology, Dialysis Unit, Urology and MedQuest.
    • Exceptions - Patients that need a support person (e.g., patients with physical or cognitive deficits, behavioral issues, or pediatric patients) may have one person accompany them on their visit.
  • No visitors in the Emergency Room
    • Exceptions - Patients that need a support person (e.g., patients with physical or cognitive deficits, behavioral issues, or pediatric patients) and for ER end-of-life care. ER patients receiving end-of-life care may have up to two visitors at the same time. Visitors must be 18 or older. Visitation hours do not apply.
  • OB patients may have 1 support person during the stay (must be the same support person). The support person for OB patients can stay in the patient’s room and must be the same person the entire stay. Support person may leave the room as necessary to support the patient. A support person is allowed for patients that may be experiencing a miscarriage. Visitation hours do not apply.
  • Pediatric patient may have 1 parent/guardian during the entire stay (must be the same person).
  • Inpatients (OB, Med/Surg/ICU) receiving end-of-life care may have up to two visitors at the same time. Visitors must be 18 or older. Visitation hours do not apply.
  • All other hospital patients may have up to 1 visitor daily during set visiting hours. Visitation Hours are 9:00am-1:30pm and 4:00pm-10:00pm.
  • Surgical patients may have one support person.
  • Support person/visitors must be 18 years of age and older.

For questions related to COVID-19, the public can call the North Dakota Department of Health hotline at 1.866.207.2880 from 7 am - 10 pm, 7 days a week or the local public health unit.