Read our temporary guidelines for those visiting our hospitals and other locations.
Saint Luke’s Health System places high value on the safety and health of all of our patients, visitors, staff, and community. As we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and safety of everyone at our locations, we have temporarily revised our visiting guidelines.
At this time, we are asking everyone to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and believe the following changes are important steps to help protect our entire community.
Patients coming in for appointments or seeking treatment will be screened upon arrival before proceeding to their locations. If they are experiencing respiratory symptoms, they will be asked to wear a mask while inside.
Saint Luke’s is immediately instituting a temporary “No Visitors” rule at all hospitals in our health system following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations on social distancing and to protect our valued patients, clinicians, caregivers, and staff.
The following exceptions will be made to the no visitors rule:
- When patient is a minor (under the age of 18)
- When patient is in labor & delivery
- When patient requires assistance to move through the hospital
- When patient is confused or developmentally disabled
- When patient is undergoing procedure with conscious sedation
- When patient requires transportation to long-term or skilled nursing facility
- When patient is at end of life
Please contact the department supervisor if you have any questions.
Please note, any individual granted an exception who screens positive will not be allowed to enter.
Saint Luke’s encourages those who wish to visit to connect with loved ones in other ways such as phone calls, text, email, social media, and video chat.
To help implement these important restrictions, Saint Luke’s is limiting public hospital entrances to Main Entrances, Emergency Room Entrances, Clinic Entrances, and a single loading/receiving dock.
At each of these entrances, everyone will be screened for cough, fever, and other cold/flu symptoms as well as the reason for their visit. This applies to all vendors, contractors, volunteers, and non-SLHS providers.
Crittenton Children's Center
Saint Luke's is immediately instituting a temporary "No Visitors" rule at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City Crittenton Children's Center. The only exemption will be during patient discharge. At that time, one parent or guardian will be allowed on campus.
In addition, all social and recreational outings will be temporarily canceled or postponed to further limit community exposure. Essential appointments off campus, such as medical appointments, will continue.
Bishop Spencer Place and Residential Living Center
At this time, no visitors will be allowed, except for end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential to the resident’s emotional well-being and care. These visitors will be required to enter through the main entrance, wear a mask, restrict their visit to the resident’s room, and meet all of the following screening criteria:
- Temperature of less than 100 degrees
- No signs or symptoms of respiratory infections, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat
- No contact within past 14 days with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or who is under investigation for COVID-19, or who has been ill with a respiratory illness
- No travel within the past 14 days internationally to countries identified by CDC
- Does not reside in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring