Visitation Policy COVID-19

In order to protect our patients, clinicians, and all staff we are limiting access to our hospital locations to no visitors unless the individual is essential or directly involved in patient care.

Our visitor policies have been ever-evolving throughout our pandemic response, and there is no time like the present to review a quick synopsis of our current visitor practices for Singing River Pascagoula and Singing River Ocean Springs. Hopefully, the below information will help to minimize any confusion for our team members and our guests with regard to our visitor practices.

Singing River Pascagoula

  • Monday – Friday 4:30 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Singing River Ocean Springs

  • Monday – Friday 5:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please note visitors will be asked by the screeners who they are visiting and as long as it is not a COVID-19 positive or Skilled Nursing Guest, they will be reminded of our guidelines (1 at a time, physical distancing, masking, etc.) and allowed to proceed. Screeners will stop multiple visitors from entering at once with no extenuating circumstances regarding the hospital guest.

We encourage everyone needing Lab and Imaging services to use our outlying facilities and medical parks instead of the hospitals.

Visitors may enter through the Patient Registration entrances (West entrance to the left of the ED entrance at both hospitals) during the hours outlined above. Visitors may also enter through the main lobby doors Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Pascagoula Hospital access will be limited to:

  • Patient Registration (ground entrance and directly up the designated elevators to reach the registration area)
  • Emergency Room Entrance

Ocean Springs Hospital access will be limited to:

  • Patient Registration 
  • Emergency Room Entrance
  • Same-Day Surgery 

Labor and Delivery Guest Policy

We believe COVID-19 should not diminish one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. Singing River is allowing two (2) support people during labor and then one (1) visitor at a time after delivery, once the mother and baby are ready.

ALL arriving patients and essential visitors will be asked a series of safety questions outside of every entry point of our hospitals before allowed entry. Once inside we will confirm the reason for visitation.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms and believe you need testing, call one of Singing River Health System’s Medical Clinics.

Advanced Age Recommendations

The vast number of patients who may become infected with Coronavirus (COVID-19) are expected to make a full recovery. However, our elderly population with other existing medical conditions such as chronic heart conditions, asthma, or a weakened immune system are at the greatest risk for severe disease if infected.

It is critical that we work together to protect those susceptible to infection. Elderly patients with suppressed immune systems are also encouraged to stay home.

These recommendations are to prevent the spread of the virus throughout our community, your understanding and cooperation with these changes is much appreciated.

For the latest updates and FAQ’s related to COVID-19, please visit
www.singingriverhealthsystem.com/coronavirus