One healthy visitor per patient, age 18 and older, is allowed in almost all areas of the hospital. The visitor can accompany the patient upon arrival, will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and required to wear a face covering. As of Thursday, June 11, SRMC will allow one healthy visitor/support person age 18 or over to visit hospitalized patients or to accompany those seeking emergency or outpatient care.
Inpatient Visitation: Visitors to the non-COVID care inpatient areas can visit from 7-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m., but no overnight visitors are permitted. Patients undergoing care for COVID-19 will not be able to receive visitors, with exceptions made for special circumstances, such as end of life care or those who are essential to the well-being and care of the patient.
ED/Outpatient Services: Patients arriving to be seen in the Emergency Department (ED) or those undergoing outpatient testing, procedures, surgery or oncology treatment can have one visitor per patient accompany them to their destination. Visitors are to remain with their patient in the specific patient care area or in a designated waiting area.
Safety Precautions: In order to help ensure the health and well-being of patients, visitors and staff; SRMC has implemented several enhanced safety precautions to support expanded visitation.
Designated Entrances: All patients and visitors are to enter through three, designated entrances: the Emergency Department, parking deck garage or bridge walkway.
Health Screening: All patients and visitors will undergo a health screening upon arrival. Any visitor who is sick or has a high risk of COVID-19 exposure will not be permitted to enter the facility.
Face Coverings: SRMC requires all patients and visitors to wear a face covering or mask at all times. Patients and visitors are asked to bring a face covering or mask to wear upon arrival. SRMC will provide a face covering for those who do not have one.
Social Distancing: Waiting areas have been reconfigured to promote social distancing and visitors are asked to restrict their movement throughout the facility as much as possible.
Frequent Sanitization: All patient care areas, waiting areas and high-touch surfaces are frequently sanitized and disinfected.
We understand that visits and support from family and friends are an important part of the healing process for our patients. Helpful information for our patients’ visitors and loved ones includes:
A non-denominational Chapel, located on the hospital’s ground floor, is open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and offers a private setting for patients and visitors.
Learn more about dining options at Salem Regional Medical Center.
*Due to visitor restrictions as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus, this service is not available at this time.
Patient's First and Last Name
Room Number (if known)
Salem Regional Medical Center
1995 East State Street
Salem, Ohio 44460
Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is using virtual technology to help connect patients and their families during a hospital stay. The hospital recently launched a new “Virtual Visitor” patient video chat service that uses iPads to give patients the ability to hold video conference calls with their loved ones.
Each iPad is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between uses. Nursing staff can help assist patients in making the video calls if necessary; however, they do not need to be present during the call. In order to provide this opportunity to the maximum number of patients, individual patient calls will be limited to 30 minutes.
Anyone wishing to connect with a loved one using the Virtual Visitor video chat can make arrangements in advance by calling into the nurses’ station located on the patient’s floor. Following are the phone numbers for the patient floors: Tower 1 (330-332-7105), Tower 2 (330-332-7714) and Tower 3 (330-332-7369).
For visitors to connect with patients through a Virtual Visitor video chat, they will need: