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KRH introduces new visitor policy changes

At Kalispell Regional Healthcare (KRH), the health and safety of our patients and staff are our highest priority. On March 6, KRH facilities introduced a new visitation process and updates to our Limited Visitor Policy to assure a more consistent and supportive experience for patients and their visitors.

Effective this week, visitors of inpatient guests are allowed two visitors at a time using our visitor passport process, which provides visitors a passport badge with the patient’s room number. Passport badges will be provided to inpatient visitors after screening and check-in at designated entrances.

KRH’s outpatient areas will allow one visitor or patient escort at a time, and some clinical areas may choose to be more limited depending on patients’ needs and space restrictions to allow for appropriate social distancing. Due to federal regulatory requirements, some specific services—including long-term care—will be more restrictive on visitation.

Visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All visitors and patients entering any KRH inpatient facility are required to wear a face mask at all times. Approved visitors will be provided with an armband, a mask, and a visitor passport where applicable.

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to visit patients or accompany a parent or guardian within the KRH facilities. Exceptions will be made for patients facing end of life circumstances.

Expanding visitation for our patients and their loved ones is a small victory during this trying year. We understand that engaging patients and their families is an important part of the healing process and we remain committed to our mission of providing the highest quality of care.

Visit krh.org to review our full Limited Visitor Policy.