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IU Health Hospitals To Implement Flu-Related Visitor Restrictions

The flu season is off to an early and strong start. Flu activity has been reported as widespread across 46 states, with 27 of those states―including Indiana―reporting a high number of flu cases. To protect patients and prevent further spreading, IU Health is limiting visitors to many of its healthcare facilities.

See the list below for IU Health hospitals that have implemented or will implement visitor restrictions. Other facilities may be added tothe list, so please check back for the most current information.

FACILITY START DATE
IU Health Ambulatory Surgery Centers* Jan. 5

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

Jan. 2

IU Health Bedford Hospital

Dec. 29

IU Health Blackford Hospital

Jan. 2

IU Health Bloomington Hospital

Jan. 3

IU Health Methodist Hospital

Jan. 3

IU Health Morgan

Dec. 29

IU Health North Hospital

Jan. 3

IU Health Paoli Hospital

Dec. 29

IU Health Saxony Hospital

Jan. 3

IU Health Tipton Hospital

Jan. 8

IU Health University Hospital

Jan. 3

IU Health West Hospital

Jan. 3

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

Jan. 3

  *Only the following locations are limiting visitors: Ball Outpatient Surgery Center, Beltway Surgery Center, Beltway Surgery Center – Spring Mill, Eagle Highlands Surgery Center, East Washington Surgery Center,Glen Lehman Endoscopy Suite, Indiana Endoscopy Center – Methodist, Indiana Endoscopy Center – Avon, Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. Meridian South Surgery Center, Multi-Specialty Surgery Center, ROC Surgery Center, Saxony Surgery Center and Senate Street Surgery Center 

 

Temporary visitor restrictions mean:  

  • Only essential adults (18 or older) will be allowed to visit patients.
  • Visitors who have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, chills or muscle aches, will not be allowed to visit patients.
  • Patients with flu-like symptoms will be asked to wear a surgical or isolation mask.

IU Health recognizes the role that family plays in a patient’s recovery. Exceptions to the policy may be made under special circumstances. 


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