Updated: Oct. 28, 2022
Before you visit: All visitors must comply with mask requirements when entering the building. Visitors must wear approved masks for the entirety of their stay.
There is no in-person visitation permitted for COVID-19 positive and suspected patients.
At this time, hospital visitors are allowed based on the following circumstances:
- Hospital visitation limits are based on community transmission rates. Exceptions may occur at end of life.
- Visiting hours:
- St. Anne Hospital (No visitor limit) – 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- St. Anthony Hospital (No visitor limit) – 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
- St. Clare Hospital (No visitor limit) – 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
- St. Elizabeth Hospital (No visitor limit) – 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
- St. Francis Hospital (No visitor limit)
- St. Joseph Medical Center (2 visitors per patient at a time) – 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
- St. Michael Medical Center (No visitor limit except for Family Birth Center: 2 visitors per stay) – 5 a.m.-9 p.m.
- Virginia Mason Medical Center (No visitor limit) – 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Any approved visitors
- Must go directly to a patient’s room — use of waiting rooms is not permitted. We encourage any approved visitors to coordinate their arrival and departure times.
- Must use the approved, designated visitor entrance
- Will be asked to complete hand hygiene upon entry
- Must wear an approved mask the entire time while inside the building, including in a patient’s room
- Masks must be tight-fitting and completely cover nose and mouth
- Visitors can wear their clean, well-fitted surgical mask, an N95 respirator, or KN-95 mask within VMFH facilities
- Cloth masks are not permitted at this time. Visitors with cloth masks will be asked to change into a hospital-provided mask.
- Are encouraged to maintain physical distancing (at least six feet apart from others)
Learn more about face covering guidelines from the Washington State Department of Health.
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health/Franciscan Medical Group Clinic visitor restrictions
- Visitors are discouraged unless assisting a patient. Please contact your provider or the clinic with questions about their policy.
- All individuals must wear a clinic-provided mask the entire time while inside the building.
- Please contact the clinic before arriving for your appointment if you need of a COVID-19 test, or if you have COVID-19 symptoms. Symptoms and exposure guidance include:
- Shortness of breath
- New loss of taste or smell
- Close, in-person contact with someone who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus within the past 14 days
- If symptoms are severe, call 911 or go directly to one of our Prompt or Urgent Care locations or Emergency Services departments.