HCMC Establishes Updated Visitation Policy for CCU/PCU and the Hospital Effective Feb. 15

  PARIS, TN – As COVID-19 continues to evolve, Henry County Medical Center continues to update its visitation policy based on guidelines from the CDC, community data on virus transmissibility, as well as trends in healthcare visitation policies across the country.

As of today, HCMC is implementing a new visitation policy to reflect the ever-changing pandemic in our community.

General visitation for HCMC will continue to be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  **MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL AREAS OF THE HOSPITAL. Individuals should NOT enter the building if they have recently or are currently experiencing any of the listed COVID symptoms listed upon entry point**

NON-COVID patients:   Only TWO visitors at a time are allowed in a patient’s room. Overnight stays are only approved if necessary for participation in the patient’s care. No children under the age of 13 are allowed to visit.

COVID or suspected COVID patients: One designated visitor allowed per day. The visitor must adhere to PPE requirements of the hospital and remain in the room. Once the visitor exits the room, they may only return the following day, no re-entry allowed. Visitors may be asked to leave during certain procedures/therapies in accordance with the CDC high risk exposure guidelines.

Same Day Surgery: Only one visitor will be allowed with a patient. Parents/Caregivers are allowed if the patient is under the age of 18.

Outpatient Procedures: One support person (parents or caregivers are allowed if the pt. is under 18) will be allowed to wait in the waiting room until the patient is discharged.

Lake Haven Behavioral Unit: Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays only.

CCU/PCU Visitation Policy

  • Visitation Hours will occur between 10 a.m.-11 a.m., 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. each day. Immediate family or support persons only; no visitors under the age of 13.
  • NON-COVID patients: 2 visitors per day per patient during visitation hours
  • COVID and COVID suspected patients: One designated visitor per day during visitation hours. No re-entry allowed, PPE requirements must be adhered to at all times.

By entering the room of any patient on isolation, you are assuming the risk of contracting communicable viruses and infectious disease. Consider alternatives such as a cell phone or video call with loved ones if possible.

Entrance Locations and Hours to HCMC:

  • Emergency Department Entrance-Open 24 hours/day 7 days per week
  • Patient Parking Lot/Bridge entrance-Open 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Front Circle Entrance-Open 5 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday -Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday

At the HCMC Diagnostic Center, Only ONE support person per OB Ultrasound patient if needed will be allowed in the Center. To protect all patients, no one under the age of 13 will be allowed in the Center unless they are the patient. You will be required to wear a mask at all times in the Diagnostic Center. If necessary, ONE support person or caregiver will be allowed to wait in the waiting room until the exam is complete.

Henry County Healthcare Center and Plumley Rehabilitation are open for visitation.  Doors will remain locked with entrance at the southeast lobby door for screening.  Masks are REQUIRED for all visitors, staff, and residents.  Unvaccinated residents must have scheduled visitation.  Please call 731-363-7818 for an appointment.  For Assistance or information regarding our residents, please call 731-642-5700.

Additionally, the HCMC Medical Clinics continue to have the following policies regarding visitation.  Masking is required in all clinics.  Only one visitor 18 years or older is allowed within the clinics with the following exceptions:

Eagle Creek Clinic: One visitor at appointment and can be a child if no childcare is available due to COVID-19.

Paris Pediatrics: Both Parents Can Attend Well Check Visits. One visitor at appointment and can be a child if no childcare is available due to COVID-19.

Paris Women’s Center: One visitor at appointment including US appointments and can be a child if no childcare is available due to COVID-19.

If you have questions or concerns related to each clinic, you can contact them as follows:

  • Paris Women’s Center – 731-644-8225
  • Paris Pulmonary Clinic – 731-641-2765
  • Transitions Health – 731-641-2707
  • Eagle Creek Clinic – 731-407-7013
  • Innovative Orthopedics – 731-644-8304
  • Paris Pediatrics – 731-644-2747
  • Kentucky Lake Urologic Associates – 731-642-8884
  • Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine – 731-644-8208
  • Center for Wellness & Rehab – 731-642-2411

These clinics continue to operate under normal business operations.  HCMC Medical Clinics plan to continue this course to provide the needed care for our patients in the communities we serve.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your health care provider.  To learn more, go to our website at www.hcmc-tn.org or go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org