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Gundersen now allowing two visitors for behavioral health inpatients
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Gundersen now allowing two visitors for behavioral health inpatients

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As of April 2, Gundersen Health System will allow behavioral health inpatients two visitors.

Gundersen Health System

Gundersen Health System

Adult inpatients are permitted two visitors, 16 and over, per 24 hours, while youth inpatients may have two parent or guardian visitors per 24 hours.

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Visits are limited to 30 minutes during visiting hours and must be scheduled in advance by calling 608 775-3523. Visits by support persons are encouraged to help providers best meet patients’ physical and emotional needs.

Support persons will be screened for coronavirus symptoms and must wear a mask while on the premises. Gundersen currently allows two visitors per patient at its hospital and clinic sites in La Crosse. A full visitor policy can be viewed at gundersenhealth.org.

Midwestern states are preparing to scale up their distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible, to as many people as possible, now that the vaccine supply provided through the federal government seems assured.

Emily Pyrek can be reached at emily.pyrek@lee.net.

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