Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Welia Health has taken appropriate steps to ensure the safety of our patients and staff, including limiting patient visitors when necessary.
With community transmission slowing, Welia Health will allow visitors within Welia Health clinics, hospital, birthing center, emergency departments and other ancillary services.
Please follow the guidelines outlined below:
- One visitor, 18 years and older, will be allowed for any adult patient.
- Two legal guardians / parents will be permitted for each child. Please do not bring additional children to scheduled appointments
- Compassionate visit exceptions are made for circumstances including but not limited to, end-of-life or sudden decline in medical condition/stability, or if there is a consultation with the clinical team.
- If the patient you are visiting is experiencing respiratory symptoms or are being monitored for a COVID-19 like illness, they will not be able to have visitors.
- Please do not visit if you are experiencing any COVID-19 like symptoms, are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test, are in quarantine or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 5 days.
What you can expect upon entering Welia Health
All visitors need to enter through the Main Entrance on the Mora campus or the through the Emergency Department after hours. In Pine City and Hinckley, use the main entrances. Any persons visiting will be asked several health-related questions.
While in Welia Health
Please go directly to the patient’s room and stay there for the duration of your visit and limit your coming and going to the facility.
While visiting your family member, friend or loved one in the hospital, visitors will need to sign-in and then will be issued a badge. Please stay in the patient’s room of the person, this helps us limit individuals in common areas.
Safety guidelines for everyone
Wash your hands often while you are here
Please wash your hands with soap and water or sanitize (>60% alcohol concentration) often. Clean hands reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus.
Practice physical distancing
Limit your contact with others, this includes healthcare workers you may meet and your loved ones or friends by staying at least 6 feet away.
Wear a mask
All staff, patients and caregivers are required to wear masks while in any Welia Health facility. Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times, including while visiting in a patient room. Only remove your mask if directed by a provider or other member of the care team.