Flu Season prompts visitor limitations, restrictions at North Carolina hospitals

The following hospitals and health systems have implemented visitor restrictions to protect patients during the peak of flu season. We will continue to update the list as hospitals are added or policies are revised, but it is always best to call ahead before visiting. For more information about flu safety, especially in healthcare settings, and on how you can be a good visitor during flu season, visit this page, sponsored by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Updated as of February 14, 2019

Appalachian Regional Health, including:
Watauga Medical Center, Cannon Memorial Hospital, and The Foley Center. Read more here.

Atrium Health, including:
Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital, Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast, Atrium Health Pineville, Atrium Health Union, Atrium Health University City, Atrium Health Lincoln, Atrium Health Cleveland, Atrium Health Kings Mountain, Atrium Health Anson, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, Carolinas HealthCare System Stanly, Carolinas HealthCare System Behavioral Health-Charlotte, Carolinas HealthCare System Behavioral Health-Davidson, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Charlotte, Carolinas Rehabilitation-NorthEast, Carolinas Rehabilitation-Mt. Holly, and Atrium Health Pineville Rehabilitation Hospital.  Read more here. 

Cape Fear Valley Health System, including:
Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health Care, Hoke Hospital and Bladen County Hospital. Read more here.

Carolina East Health System Read more here.

Carteret Health Care Read more here.

Columbus Regional Healthcare System Read more here.

Duke Health Read more here.

FirstHealth of the Carolinas, including:
Moore Regional Hospital-Pinehurst, Moore Regional Hospital-Hoke, Moore Regional Hospital-Raeford, Montgomery Memorial Hospital Read more here.

Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
Anyone with flu type symptoms should refrain from visiting patients until they have been symptom free for 24 hours. Additionally, visitors under the age of 12 will not be allowed. Hugh Chatham will continue to closely monitor the prevalence of flu in our community and will lift restrictions when it is safe to do so.

Johnston UNC Healthcare Read more here.

Mission Health Read more here.

Nash UNC Health Care Read more here.

Onslow Memorial Hospital Read more here.

Sampson Regional Medical Center Read more here.

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
All Sentara employees and non-employed team members who have declined the flu vaccine, regardless of reason, are required to wear a mask while flu is considered widespread.  In addition, we strongly recommend all patients and visitors, including those seeking outpatient services, wear a mask upon entering hospitals or any other associated medical facilities and physician practices to protect the community from the spread of flu. Masks and hand sanitizer are available at facility entrances for public use.

Southeastern Regional Medical Center Read more here.

UNC Medical Center and
UNC Rex Healthcare Read more here.

Vidant Health, including:
The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington, Vidant Bertie Hospital in Windsor, Vidant Chowan Hospital in Edenton, Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville, Vidant Edgecombe Hospital in Tarboro, Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, Vidant Roanoke Chowan in Ahoskie. Read more here.

Wilson Medical Center Read more here.

WakeMed Health and Hospitals Read more here.

Wake Forest Baptist Health, including:
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health – Davie Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health – High Point Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center. Read more here.

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