Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours

If you suspect you have COVID-19, please call ahead before you visit one of our locations so that our teams can prepare the necessary precautions. View our full visitor guidelines below for location specific instructions. Thank you.

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.

While the CDC has recently adjusted general masking guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, a recommendation remains that everyone wears masks when they are in a health care setting. Therefore, we ask that all our patients and visitors continue to be masked at all times within our facilities. Click here to read the full statement on masking guidelines by NDDoH.

COVID-19 Information

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

As we respond to the unique needs of each community related to COVID-19, we continue to monitor the need for pandemic-related visitor restrictions and limitations for our hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities. 

Current Visitor Restrictions: The risk of COVID-19 is being managed with proper mask wearing, maintaining safe physical distances, and other infection prevention measures. Healthy visitors are allowed to visit patients in our facilities and clinics as long as they wear a mask at all times and follow other infection prevention expectations. These expectations are intended for all visitors, regardless of vaccine status.

It is recommended that patients in isolation rooms receive only one healthy visitor at a time, and that the visitor always wear appropriate masks and other personal protective equipment. Other non-pandemic related visitor restrictions may be in place, including limited visiting hours in certain locations.

All visitors must:
  • Enter through designated entrances to check in and be screened for risk of illness.
  • Wear masks covering your mouth and nose while inside the facilities, including in patient rooms. Visitors to isolation rooms must wear appropriate equipment as directed.
  • Follow all infection prevention and other CHI St. Alexius Health guidelines.
  • Individuals unable or unwilling to follow infection prevention and other requirements will be asked to leave the facility.

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

Stay connected to your loved one

CHI St. Alexius Health encourages video conferencing and phone calls to keep patients and loved ones closely connected. CHI St. Alexius Health also encourages social distancing efforts, mask usage, good hand hygiene and staying home when sick to help control the spread of COVID-19. 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.

Visitor Restrictions:

Due to COVID cases in Foster County and surrounding counties, the decision below is our current visitor guide. Exceptions may be made depending upon special circumstances.

Outpatient Procedures/Surgery

  • 1 Visitor allowed to accompany the patient.

Acute Care: Non-COVID pt:

  • 1 visitor allowed to visit for 1 visit per day.
  • Visitor can travel from entrance door to room and back out only.
  • Parent allowed to stay with pediatric child.
  • Exceptions can be made for end of life care, patients with cognitive deficits or behavioral issues.
  • All Clergy administering the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick/Last Rites are able to visit.

Acute Care: in COVID isolation:

  • No Visitors. Staff to use alternate form of visitation if able (zoom, face time, phone calls.)
  • Exceptions may be made at the discretion of Management/Nursing for end of life care, pediatrics and pts with cognitive deficits or behavioral issues. If visitor is granted exception, must be over 18 yrs old.
  • Clergy administering the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick/Last Rites are able to visit but asked to use discretion. Staff to ensure visit is requested by pt, no aerosol generating procedure is occurring and clergy is guided with donning and doffing PPE.

Imaging:

  • OB Ultrasound: 1 visitor allowed.

Clinic:

  • Patients shall not have anyone accompany them inside to apt unless it is a pediatric patient or a patient with cognitive deficits or behavioral issues. In these situations, 1 parent/caregiver/support person shall be allowed to accompany patient.

ER:

  • Patients shall not have anyone accompany them inside to ER unless it is a pediatric patient or a patient with cognitive deficits or behavioral issues. In these situations, 1 parent/caregiver/support person shall be allowed to accompany patient.

All Visitors must pass the screening questions (be free of COVID-19 symptoms) and sign in/out. 
Masks ARE required at all times. 
Social Distancing is strongly encouraged. 
All Access Doors are locked and monitored by staff

Please call the Carrington Clinic 701.652.2515 or Hospital 701.652.3141 for healthcare inquiries.

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

September 14th, 2021:

Visitors will be restricted to one visitor or support person:

  • OB patients, end of life patients and some special exceptions may be made depending on the situation

Visitor Restrictions:

The risk of COVID-19 is being managed with proper mask wearing, maintaining safe physical distances, and other infection prevention measures. The level of Visitor Restrictions will be escalated and de-escalated through a Tier process depending on the prevalence of spread in the Community; among patients and staff; and number of COVID patients that are being seen at the facility.

The Tier restrictions are posted on each door.

When visitors are allowed they must be healthy, wear a mask at all times and follow other infection prevention expectations. These expectations are intended for all visitors, regardless of vaccine status. The following guidelines for guests entering the facility are as follows:

All visitors must:

  • All visitors allowed in the building must be screened for any COVID -19 concerns or symptoms.
  • Visitors that are allowed in the building will have to wear a mask at ALL TIMES.
  • Visitors can not wander around the facility. They must stay in the room with their loved one at all times.
  • All visitors must follow all infection prevention and other CHI St. Alexius Health guidelines.
  • No visitors under the age of 12 will be permitted; exceptions with end of life care will be made.
  • Individuals unable or unwilling to follow infection prevention and other requirements will be asked to leave the facility.

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

We are currently in REDClick Here to view the current escalation guidelines.

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center has the following guidelines are in place to increase safety for patients and staff.

As of November 1, 2021, visitors will be restricted to the following:

For HOSPITAL INPATIENTS:

  • Only visits from 2 rotating healthy support persons at a time, except where otherwise indicated (Obstetrics limited to one support person)

For COVID-POSITIVE PATIENTS:

  • No one will be allowed to visit patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Exceptions are as follows:
    • COVID positive pediatric patients may have one (1) support person.
    • COVID positive OB patients may have one (1) support person.
    • COVID positive patients that are end of life may have two (2) visitors. 
    • We ask that all support persons and visitors stay in the patient room. Visitation hours do not apply.

For E.R. PATIENTS AND PATIENTS WITH CLINIC AND OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENTS:

  • Clinic, Emergency Department, and Outpatient Appointments Patients are allowed one (1) support person. Minor children are not considered a support person, but may accompany the patient and/or parent. All support persons must be 18+ years or older.

All hospital visitors must check in at the Emergency Room entrance

Please Note: The south-facing hospital lobby doors will lock at 4:00pm M-F. Please use the Emergency Entrance after 4:00pm. 

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 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:

  • Dickinson Medical Clinic: 701.456.4200 or call our COVID Clinic directly at 701.456.4860.
  • Beach Family Clinic: 701.872.3777

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

As we respond to the unique needs of each community related to COVID-19, we continue to monitor the need for pandemic-related visitor restrictions and limitations for our hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities. 

Current Visitor Restrictions: The risk of COVID-19 is being managed with proper mask wearing, maintaining safe physical distances, and other infection prevention measures. Healthy visitors are allowed to visit patients in our facilities and clinics as long as they wear a mask at all times and follow other infection prevention expectations. These expectations are intended for all visitors, regardless of vaccine status.

It is recommended that patients in isolation rooms receive only one healthy visitor at a time, and that the visitor always wear appropriate masks and other personal protective equipment. Other non-pandemic related visitor restrictions may be in place, including limited visiting hours in certain locations.

All visitors must:
  • Enter through designated entrances to check in and be screened for risk of illness.
  • Wear masks covering your mouth and nose while inside the facilities, including in patient rooms. Visitors to isolation rooms must wear appropriate equipment as directed.
  • Follow all infection prevention and other CHI St. Alexius Health guidelines.
  • Individuals unable or unwilling to follow infection prevention and other requirements will be asked to leave the facility.

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

Additional restrictions
  • Beginning Wednesday, January 6, 2021 CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison will begin offering scheduled visits for our 3rd Floor Nursing Facility Residents. Visits will be scheduled in one-hour time blocks between 10am and 9pm daily. Visits must be scheduled ahead of time, and weekend visits must be scheduled by 4pm on the Friday before. To schedule a time to visit, please call 701.463.6532. We are excited to have you back in our facility to see your loved ones, but please note that these visitation guidelines are subject to change at any time due to an increase in positive test results or county risk level.
Stay connected to your loved one

CHI St. Alexius Health Garrison encourages video conferencing and phone calls to keep patients and loved ones closely connected. You are encouraged to maintain contact with patients by personal phones or video conferencing (FaceTime, Zoom, etc.). To schedule a time to visit with your loved one by phone or video chat, please call 463.6532.

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.

As we respond to the unique needs of each community related to COVID-19, we continue to monitor the need for pandemic-related visitor restrictions and limitations for our hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities. 

Current Visitor Restrictions: The risk of COVID-19 is being managed with proper mask wearing, maintaining safe physical distances, and other infection prevention measures. Healthy visitors are allowed to visit patients in our facilities and clinics as long as they wear a mask at all times and follow other infection prevention expectations. These expectations are intended for all visitors, regardless of vaccine status.

It is recommended that patients in isolation rooms receive only one healthy visitor at a time, and that the visitor always wear appropriate masks and other personal protective equipment. Other non-pandemic related visitor restrictions may be in place, including limited visiting hours in certain locations.

All visitors must:
  • Enter through designated entrances to check in and be screened for risk of illness.
  • Wear masks covering your mouth and nose while inside the facilities, including in patient rooms. Visitors to isolation rooms must wear appropriate equipment as directed.
  • Follow all infection prevention and other CHI St. Alexius Health guidelines.
  • Individuals unable or unwilling to follow infection prevention and other requirements will be asked to leave the facility.

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

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.

Current Visitor Guidelines

Effective 8-25-21

All support persons and visitors presenting to CHI St. Alexius Health will be screened and required to wear a mask when coming to our clinics or hospital. All visitors (2+ years and older) must comply with our masking requirement. If a visitor or support person has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently following state health department quarantine guidelines they cannot visit in person or provide face-to-face support. A virtual visit is encouraged. CHI St. Alexius Health will continue to monitor risks and adjust visitation limitations and restrictions as conditions allow.

Hospital

Each patient is allowed one support person/visitor every day 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. All visitors must be over the age of 18. Visitors may rotate.
Exceptions are as follows:

  • Visitation hours do not apply for pediatric patients, patients with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral issues, surgical patients, and OB patients.
  • Visitation hours do not apply for patients experiencing end of life care.
  • In light of our Catholic heritage, staff will make every attempt to accommodate the wishes of patients for clergy to visit when requested.

No one will be allowed to visit patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. However, virtual visits are encouraged.
Exceptions are as follows:

  • COVID positive pediatric patients may have one (1) support person.
  • COVID positive OB patients may have one (1) support person.
  • COVID positive patients that are experiencing end of life care may have two (2) visitors.
  • We ask that all support persons and visitors stay in the patient room.
  • Visitation hours do not apply.
Clinic, Emergency Department, and Outpatient Appointments
  • Patients are allowed one support person.
  • Minor children are not considered a support person, but may accompany the patient and/or parent.
Cancer Center Appointments
  • Patients are allowed one support person.
  • Support persons must be 18+ years or older
COVID-19 Testing

Due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 testing and the growing shortage of test kits, we are making the following changes:

  • We will test inpatients, all admissions, outpatient surgical and procedures, symptomatic clinic patients, symptomatic employees, and ER patients in house.
  • All non-symptomatic clinic patients, including walk-in, and pre-procedure tests from outside entities will be sent to an outside lab. Note: Patients being admitted from the clinics will receive same day testing.
  • Travel COVID-19 tests are currently not available.

Persons unable or unwilling to follow hospital’s guidelines for the entirety of their visit will be asked to exit the facility. CHI St. Alexius Health will continue to monitor the COVID-19 infection rates and supply availability and will update guidance on an ongoing basis.