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Visitor Policy Changes

Visitor Guidelines for Patient Care Partners During COVID-19

Due to the continued presence of COVID-related death and illness in Maryland, coupled with the quickly escalating cases related to community spread, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, along with the State of Maryland have reevaluated the Modified Visitation Policy and will enact a comprehensive Modified Visitation policy in compliance with the Governor's directive of no visitation effective 5pm on November 18, 2020. This policy will provide details for the visitation of both inpatients and outpatients at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

View NOTICE – SUPPORT PERSONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Inpatient and Emergency Adults

  1. Visitors will NOT be permitted
  2. One visitor to accompany a patient with disability, as 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.
  3. Two visitors for end of life care or end of life decision making (exception - no visitors for COVID positive or PUI patients.)
  4. Identification must be provided upon arrival to the hospital.
  5. Virtual Visitation is encouraged at all times. Please contact 443-849-3725 to arrange a scheduled virtual visit between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. For more information, visit the virtual visits webpage.

Maternal Child and Pediatrics

  1. Limit visitors to ONE support coach/significant other.
  2. Visitor must be 18 years of age unless the parent of a patient
  3. Identification must be provided upon arrival
  4. Virtual Visitation is encouraged at all times. Please contact 443-849-3725 to arrange a scheduled virtual visit between the hours of 12pm and 8pm. For more information, visit the virtual visits webpage.
  5. Two adults are allowed to accompany each pediatric patient, one of whom must be a guardian or parent, except in certain specific circumstances (DSS, Social Worker, Correctional or Support Staff). The two adult visitors identified must remain the same during the pediatric patient’s visit.

Surgery and Procedure Areas

  1. One designated visitor may accompany the patient to the registration area regardless of visiting hours but must depart the area immediately upon completion of registration
  2. Waiting visitors will NOT be permitted
  3. Visitation is not permitted in pre-op or PACU, unless the patient is a minor, or the patient requires a legal guardian/surrogate for consent purposes or the patient has a disability as defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.


Due to current visitor restrictions, if a patient requires essential items from home, these items may be dropped off at the Main Lobby entrance. Bring the items to the Screening Station in the lobby, labeled with the patient’s name and room number. Please only bring essential items, such as hearing aids, glasses, dentures, communication devices (mobile phones, laptops, chargers), and small, inexpensive spiritual or religious items. We understand this is a difficult time to have a loved one in the hospital, and we thank you for bearing with us as we work to maintain a safe environment for our patients and staff.

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