What to Expect
At Lincoln Health System, our patients are more than names, they are our neighbors. When you visit one of our many facilities, you should expect to receive high quality health care form a team of physicians and staff who treat you like a real person. We serve our patients the way we would like to be served and that makes all the difference.
Lincoln Medical Center Visitation Policy
Visiting Hours: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Calling patient rooms: If you know the room number of the patient you are calling, dial 438-1 + the three-digit room number.
Lincoln Health System recognizes visitor support provides reassurance for our patients and families alike. We pride ourselves on being a patient and family-centered community organization.
Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, there is a strict limited visitation policy in place.
All patients with the exceptions listed below are allowed ONE designated visitor
Diagnostic Service Outpatients/PRWC - no visitors except for OB outpatient visits (1 visitor)
OB inpatients – 2 designated support persons
Pediatrics – 2 parents or caregivers – We ask that one stay at a time.
Patients suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 – NO VISITORS
End of Life – The number of visitors permitted is at the discretion of the administrator on call.
We ask that visitors are designated and do not swap out during the stay. LMC understands that limited visitation causes undue stress on patients and families.
Designated Overnight Visitors are permitted with the approval of the department manager, house supervisor, or Administrator on Call. Overnight Visitors should have their temperature taken by nursing staff with the first set of AM vital signs.
If you are permitted to visit:
All visitors must be screened and will be identified with an armband or other form of identification.
Please limit the number of times you need to exit the building.
You must enter through the front door and you will be screened each time you enter.
Wear your mask at all times. Please bring your own mask if you are able.
Wash or sanitize your hands frequently
Do NOT roam around the building. Please go to your designated location and promptly leave when discharged.
Do NOT swap out with other family members or friends.
Nursing staff may take your temperature again during your stay.
If you are not permitted to visit or if the patient cannot have visitors due to isolation, please ask screening personnel for the family communication form and at the patient’s request, we will contact you when the patient is ready for discharge OR the patient may designate another visitor who meets criteria unless visitation is restricted due to isolation precautions.
*In times of restricted visitation, LHS recognizes the need for reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Provisions include but are not limited to the designation of support persons and authorization for support persons to stay or visit with patients with disabilities. The support person will comply with screening and infection control policies and procedures. If no support person is able to be with the patient, electronic communication is available.
Visitation policies may change without notice based on active transmission of COVID-19 in the community or facility. LHS is working with the Tennessee Department of Health and CDC to monitor the situation and plans to return to our regular visitation policies as timely as possible.