For the protection and safety of patients, visitors and staff, Labette Health has implemented many safety precautions and universal protections:
Patient Care & Safety at All Locations
- Patients are expected to wear their own mask. Patients who do not have a mask will be given one to wear.
- Patients will be screened upon entry to each location.
- Patients experiencing COVID-19 symptoms will be referred to the Parsons Fever Clinic, Independence Fever Clinic or for a Telehealth visit.
Visitor Safety in Clinics
- Two visitors per patient
- Visitors will be screened upon entry to each location.
- Visitors who are sick will not be allowed into clinics.
- Visitors are expected to wear their own mask.
- Visitors must wash their hands or use sanitizer before and after entering clinical areas and waiting rooms.
Visitor Safety in Hospital
- Visitors will be screened upon entry.
- Visitors must wear a mask at all times.
- Two visitors per patient.
- End-of-life circumstances: patient’s care team will discuss with their family for additional visitors.
- Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients will not be allowed visitors.
Surgical Patient Safety
- Your surgeon or a member of our surgical staff will visit with you regarding your COVID safety protocols.
Surgery Visitor Safety
- Instructions will be provided upon arrival or given to the patient prior to the scheduled procedure.
Facility & Environmental Safety
- Waiting areas are arranged for social distancing.
- Clinics will stagger scheduled appointments.
- When necessary, patients may be asked to remain in their vehicle for their appointment.
- Controlled access entries to our hospital and clinics.
- All Labette Health Clinics are designated NON-COVID Care areas, with the exception of Parsons Fever Clinic, Independence Fever Clinic, Parsons Emergency Room and Independence Emergency Room.
- Infection prevention protocols: Daily intensive sanitizing and housekeeping measures throughout all Labette Health facilities and after each patient visit.
Healthcare Worker Safety
- All staff are screened at the beginning of their work shift.
- All staff must wear masks at all times.
- Sufficient resources of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are available to all staff and are worn according to protocols of patient care.