Mayo Clinic Health System restricts patients to one visitor effective immediately

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)– New visitor restrictions are in place at Mayo Clinic Health System facilities in southwest Wisconsin effective immediately. This includes hospital locations in La Crosse and Sparta.

Patients will be restricted to one visitor during their time in the facility, according to a press release. Patients will be asked who their “designated visitor” will be, according to a press release.

Exceptions might be made for end-of-life patients, pediatric patients and patients who have language barriers. This policy will remain in place until further notice.

Mayo Clinic Health System said anyone else wishing to visit a loved one should connect with patients using the phone, FaceTime or Skype.

Hospital visiting hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Please note that all visitors will need to be screened at an entry point before 7 p.m. to enter the hospital. All visitors will need to leave the hospital by 9 p.m.

Visitors who are ill should not come to visit patients.

Any Mayo Clinic Health System patients can visit its website for more information on what to do if they have symptoms, unrelated health care needs, or wish to visit someone.