Flu Information

Temporary Guidelines Due to Flu

For your safety, these temporary guidelines have been put in place. We are in the middle of a particularly severe flu and respiratory illness season that is stretching the resources of hospitals throughout the country and especially in the southeast. At Phoebe we have taken multiple steps to increase our staffing levels to ensure that we continue to provide high quality care to patients who need to be hospitalized.

Restricted Visiting Hours 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

For the protection of our patients, staff and the public, we have instituted temporary visitation guidelines at our hospitals during flu season. Patient visitation should be limited to those offering care and support of the patient.

No Children Under 18 Allowed to Visit

This restriction is for their own safety because children are more susceptible to becoming ill from the flu. In addition, they are more likely to spread the germs because they generally come in contact with so many other children at school and may not practice proper hand hygiene. This restriction is not limited to patient rooms. We ask that you not bring children to the hospital and leave them in the lobby while you visit a patient.

Visitors May Be Required to Wear a Mask

Anyone with flu and cold symptoms will be required to wear a mask. Masks will be provided at front desk. Do not visit the hospital if you have signs or symptoms of influenza.


We apologize for any inconvenience these guidelines may cause. We wish you good health, and we appreciate your understanding and your willingness to help us provide the safest possible environment for all our patients and minimize the spread of this serious illness.


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