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Coronavirus COVID 19 Resources

Visitation to Carteret Health Care

For your safety, Carteret Health Care requires all patients and staff to wear a hospital grade mask upon arrival. Visitors and support persons will be screened in the main lobby and emergency entrance.

For the safety of our patients, staff and community, the following visitation guidelines are in place:

• In-patients may have 2 healthy visitors in a room at a time. Overnight visitation may be requested for non-COVID patients. COVID inpatients may have 1 healthy, designated visitor after the visitor receives PPE training. A visitor for a COVID positive patient must be trained before visiting and use Personal Protective Equipment including mask, face shield, gloves and gown during the entire visit.

• Outpatient and Day Surgery patients may have two healthy visitors during time of care.

• Emergency patients may have one healthy visitor at a time. COVID patients may have a visitor once the patient is in a bed.

Thank you for understanding as we are trying to keep everyone safe.

We are adhering to the following visitor guidelines to give you access to your loved ones:

  • Inpatient recommended visitor hours are from 8 AM – 8 PM to allow for patient rest.
  • Visitors should check in and out through the main lobby and emergency entrance.
  • Visitors will be screened daily.
  • Visitors must wear a hospital grade mask over their nose and mouth during the entirety of their stay inside the hospital, including patient rooms, halls and restrooms.
  • Visitors should clean their hands before and after entering a patient room.

We are always here for EMERGENCY care but routine COVID-19 tests are available elsewhere. Find local testing sites here. Contact your primary care provider, pharmacy, Urgent Care or Health Department for appointments.End of life patients may have up to 6 visitors in the room at a time.

As always, it is our priority to provide you with quality healthcare with exceptional compassion and respect.

Virtual visitation with family members is still offered to communicate with patients and can be coordinated by calling the Clinical Coordinator on duty at 499-6559 or using personal devices.

COVID Virtual Care Program is a great option for anyone COVID positive. Click here to learn more about this option.

Thank you for understanding. We want to keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

What Are My Best Resources for Information?

The best resource for the latest information is the CDC website.

Find COVID-19 testing sites near you here.

Find COVID-19 Vaccines here.

There, you will find detailed information on COVID-19, including how it spreads, symptoms, prevention and treatment, and other frequently asked questions. Additional information specific to North Carolina can be found on the NC Department of Health & Human Services webpage.

Clean Your Hands

  • Use soap and water and wash for at least 20 seconds OR use hand sanitizer.

Practice Respiratory Etiquette

  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow and avoid contact with your hands.

Thank you for your cooperation and helping us ensure the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff.

Further Questions?

If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, the North Carolina Division of Public Health is the most appropriate organization to contact. They have established a call line at 1-866-462-3821 to address general questions about coronavirus from the public.

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