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 – Visitation Guidelines for Patients without COVID–19

  • Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Two (2) visitors allowed
  • Age 18 and older
  • Masks are required except when eating or drinking

Trident Medical Center – Visitation Requirements for Patients with COVID–19

  • Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • One (1) visitor allowed
  • Age 18 and older
  • Each visitor will receive education from a member of our clinical team on appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) use, hand hygiene, safe surface touching, social distancing and movement within the facility
  • Visitors must coordinate with the patient's unit
  • Visitors must stay in the patient's room

Summerville Medical Center – Visitation Guidelines for Patients without COVID–19

  • Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Two (2) visitors allowed. Visitors can rotate during visitation hours for a total of two (2) visitors at one time.
  • Age 18 and older in all areas except for the Women's & Children's unit
  • Three (3) banded adult visitors are allowed at one time in the Women's & Children's unit (Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby postpartum unit, Level II Special Care Nursery and Pediatric inpatient unit). Two (2) adult support persons are allowed to stay overnight.
  • Siblings are allowed in the Women's & Children's unit. In Labor & Delivery, siblings are allowed post-delivery.
  • One (1) support person is allowed to stay overnight for pediatric patients in the Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical unit, ICU and other critical care units.
  • Exceptions to the visitation policy are allowed for end of life and compassionate care patients, as well as designated support persons for a patient with a disability.
  • Masks are required except when eating or drinking.

Summerville Medical Center – Visitation Requirements for Patients with COVID–19

  • Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • One (1) visitor allowed
  • Age 18 and older
  • Each visitor will receive education from a member of our clinical team on appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) use, hand hygiene, safe surface touching, social distancing and movement within the facility
  • Visitors must coordinate with the patient's unit
  • Visitors must stay in the patient's room

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.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.