National Jewish Health Visitor Policy

January 14, 2022

Any changes to this policy will be reflected on this page. Until then, the following information is current and accurate:

Visitor InformationFor the safety of all our patients and staff, National Jewish Health is currently allowing patients to have two visitors or support persons accompany them to appointments. As a health care environment, masking is still required and all patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 upon arrival. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

Visitors will be verbally screened before entering the building. Once clearing verbal screening, visitors will be given a day sticker to let staff know that screening has been performed.

Patients with disabilities (which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment) who require help with the provision of medical or behavioral health care, activities of daily living, speaking for the patient or keeping the patient safe, may have a designated assistance person.

 

Pre-Admissions Screening

All patients and visitors will be verbally screened before entering the hospital for symptoms of respiratory infection, including:

  • Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
  • Do have symptoms of COVID-19?
    • Fever
    • Cough (new or worsening)
    • Shortness of breath (new or worsening)
    • Direct personal contact with a known COVID-19 suspect or actual case
    • Loss of smell or taste

Once clearing verbal screening, all patients and visitors will be given a day sticker to let staff know that screening has been performed. That sticker must be worn and visible at all times while inside the hospital.