Your safety is our priority
Christian Hospital and BJC HealthCare are committed to the health and safety of our patients, families and community. We recognize the role loved ones play in the healing process and are committed to providing our patients with an environment that is both warm and supportive, and safely designed to prevent infection.
Parking is not restricted. You’re welcome to park in the regular areas and then follow the signs that will direct you to the proper entrance.
At this time, patients coming in for surgeries and some procedures are required to be tested for COVID-19 as part of the standard pre-procedure process. We will work with you to schedule the test and refer you to the proper testing site. If needed, you will have your COVID-19 test 48-72 hours in advance of the scheduled procedure, and then will need to quarantine yourself between the testing and the procedure to reduce your risk of exposure.
Based on sustained reduced incidence of COVID-19, influenza and respiratory illness hospitalizations and community transmission, BJC HealthCare is lifting universal masking requirements in our health care environments effective March 22, 2023. Masks will continue to be readily available for those who prefer to continue wearing a mask, and patients who would prefer their providers wear a mask may request that. Masking in health care facilities helped protect patients, visitors, employees and the community throughout the pandemic and during recent severe respiratory viral illness surges.
- Masking remains required when visiting patients who are positive or suspected positive for COVID-19.
- To reduce transmission, masking is recommended for those who are showing signs or symptoms of respiratory illness and those with a recent known exposure to someone with a respiratory illness.
- Those who prefer to wear masks in BJC facilities are welcome to do so. Respiratory hygiene stations will remain at all facilities.
- BJC may reinstate a broad masking requirement in our health care facilities during surges of respiratory viruses such as influenza. BJC infection prevention and infectious diseases specialists will continue to track case rates in the community and among staff, along with hospitalization rates, to evaluate whether and when masking may need to be reinstated to protect patients, visitors and employees.
Christian Hospital visiting hours are 9 a.m-8 p.m.
No more than two (2) visitors will be permitted in a patient’s room at a time (families may switch out during the day). Exceptions may be allowed based on the medical and personal needs of the patient, whether the room is shared with another patient, and if additional visitors may adversely affect the well-being and privacy interests of the patient’s roommate or other patients.
Visitors must be 13 years or older, and those 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
ICU ONLY will have open visiting hours, 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Two (2) visitors per paient in the patient's room, and family may rotate two at a time. Exceptions may be allowed based on the medical and personal needs of the patient.
The patient may have two (2) people accompanying them for their doctor's appointment. Visitors 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Outpatient Surgery Policy
Patients are permitted to have two adult visitors while receiving care in Surgical Services. Children under the age of 12 are discouraged from visiting.
COVID Visiting Policy
Two (2) dedicated visitors per day. Designated visitors can switch day-to-day, but not within the same day. Children under 18 are permitted provided the second visitor is a parent.
Read BJC HealthCare’s full visitor policy for more information.
OUR PROMISE TO YOU
When you come to Christian Hospital, you will find a clean and disinfected environment with safety precautions such as social distancing and masking in place. Signs will guide you around the facility, and even though we have limited visitors, we promise to keep those important to you informed.
Don’t ignore something as important as your health. When you are ready for us, we will be ready for you.