Southview Medical Center COVID Visitor Restrictions

Currently, all local hospitals are allowing doulas.  However, many hospitals still have a limit (typically 2) on the number of people that may be in the delivery room   Contact your hospital for the most current information.

Southview Medical Center:


  • Main hospital doors are open, and people are screened by security in the lobby. People showing symptoms will not be permitted to enter unless they are having a medical emergency.
  • One visitor/support person per day. This person is NOT interchangeable per day.
  • No visitation by anyone who is ill with seasonal flu or COVID-19 symptoms including: shortness of breath, coughing, fever, chills, headache, vomiting, sore throat, muscle aches or diarrhea.
  • No visitation by anyone under the age of 14.
  • Patients will be allowed one visitor per day.* Visitation will only be allowed by spouses, significant others, parents or legal guardians.
  • Doulas are NOT exempt from this policy, and are welcome at the bedside of their clients only if they are the one support person.
    (Proof of certification or training, if pre-certified, required upon entry to the hospital).
  • Many hospitals are now reserving the right, based on PPE (personal protective equipment) supplies on a daily basis, that the birth partner may not be allowed in the operating room in case of a cesarean.

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