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Williston Enhances COVID-19 Precautions

CHI St. Alexius Health will implement a “no visitor” policy at the hospital and clinics beginning today, Friday, April 3. This move comes in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region and state.

St. Alexius Health continues to adjust our approach and ensure that the safety of our visitors, patients, employees, and physicians, remains our highest priority and encourages visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime and/or phone.

“Our decision to move to a ‘no visitor’ policy is the best way for us to protect our patients, visitors, medical providers and staff,” said Dan Bjerknes, president of CHI St. Alexius Health. “Although we value the importance of loved ones visiting our patients, we must take precautions to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.”

Here are some of the exceptions to the No Visitor Policy  - Visitors must by 18 years of age:

  • OB patients may have 1 support person during the stay (must be the same person). The support person for OB patients can stay in the patient’s room.
  • Pediatric patient may have 1 parent/guardian during the entire stay (must be the same person).
  • Patient needing special assistance from a support person may have one person the entire stay (must be the same person).

As of April 3, the Billing Office is also closed to the public. For billing questions, patients can call:

Hospital 1.877.721.6504
Clinic 1.866.792.8018

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. - 10 p.m., 7 days a week or the local public health unit.

April 3, 2020 For More Information, Contact:

Amanda Ventura
PR/Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 701.774.7444
Email: [email protected]