Universal precautions

We know how important it is for our patients to have their loved ones with them while they receive medical care. As we balance that need with the need to keep everyone safe, we are following these visitor policies:

Trident Medical Center

  • 1 visitor for each ER patient
  • 1 visitor for each surgery patient
  • All visitors must be 18 or older
  • We are not currently allowing visitors for in-patients

Summerville Medical Center

  • 1 visitor for each ER patient
  • 1 visitor for each surgery patient
  • 1 visitor for each maternity patient (they may stay overnight)
  • 2 visitors for each pediatric patient (they may stay overnight)
  • All visitors must be 18 or older
  • We are not currently allowing visitors for adult in-patients

Hospital staff will pre-screen all visitors (using standard pre-screening questions for COVID-19) and will require visitors to wear masks.

You should enter each hospital through the ER or the main entrance.

We recommend and encourage virtual communication with loved ones through the use of digital platforms and apps like FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.