Visiting Guidelines


At Mahaska Health Partnership, we recognize the healing power of family and friends. For the safety of all patients, visitors are asked to refrain from visiting if they have symptoms of illness such as cough, fever or runny nose.

Upon your arrival to our campus, if it is between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm Monday through Friday or 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Saturday or Sunday; enter through entrance #4. If you are visiting outside these hours, please use the Emergency entrance #5 and staff will direct you. All of our campus entrances are indicated on the campus map provided below.

While visitors are welcome and encouraged, some areas have specific guidelines designed to promote a healing environment. The following guidelines apply:

Birthing Center and Inpatient Services: Visitors of all ages are welcome, however, visitors having any symptoms of illness such as: cough, fever, runny nose, may be asked to not enter the Birthing Center. Exception can be made at the discretion of the physician or nurse based on the condition and needs of the patient.

Emergency Department: Every effort will be made to allow support persons to remain with patients during the stay. However, due to privacy or the condition of the patient, they may be asked to leave the area. The number of support persons present may be limited due to space or to ensure privacy for other patients.

Surgical Services: Support persons may accompany the patient pre and post procedure. The number of support persons present may be limited due to condition of the patient, space limitation or to ensure privacy for other patients.

Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry: Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry incorporates designated visiting hours into the unit’s program in order to provide a therapeutic milieu. Visitors are welcome during designated visiting hours, to maintain communication between support person(s) and patients during the treatment process unless such visits are clinically contraindicated. Daily visiting hours are 1:00 to 3:00 pm and 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

We encourage only one or two visitors at a time in order to maintain a low stimulus environment for our patients' well-being in IGP. We also ask that you do not bring a purse or bag as any possessions brought into the unit must be checked by a member of our staff. 

Latex-Safe Environment Policy

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