Visitor Policy Updates
Visitor Restrictions Due to COVID-19
Last updated: August 18, 2020
For the continued safety of patients, physicians, staff and the community, Northwestern Medicine has implemented visitor restrictions in all of our inpatient and outpatient care sites.
We continue to evaluate the visitor policy at each Northwestern Medicine facility. Please see below for updated policies for your local hospital. All outpatient clinics and facilities have a single visitation policy.
City of Chicago Travel Quarantine and Northwestern Medicine Visitor Policies
The City of Chicago has issued an Emergency Travel Order for everyone entering the city after leaving a state that is experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 cases. All city residents and visitors who arrive from one of these high-risk states are required to quarantine for a 14-day period.
Anyone who wishes to visit a patient at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is screened regarding recent travel. If you have traveled to an identified high-risk state in the past 14 days, you will not be permitted to visit a patient in the hospital. If you feel you need a special exception, please contact the patient’s nurse for more information.
If you are coming to Northwestern Memorial Hospital or one of its outpatient facilities for your own care, the quarantine rule does not apply. Please call ahead to ensure that you are seen in the most appropriate site. You may be offered a telehealth visit as an option.