In March 2020, Bothwell Regional Health Center activated its Command Center to implement emergency management planning, response, and recovery capabilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We marshaled our leadership and medical teams along with our health care and community partners and began meeting regularly to share information. We established goals that have guided all of our decisions.

  • The only ill people in our buildings are patients.
  • We will keep those who are not ill, well.
  • We will test those who need to be tested and meet the clinical needs of patients.
  • We will coordinate our efforts with our partners and activate science-based responses. We will work with our partners to vaccinate our community.
  • We will have the staffing resources to provide a safe environment and care.
  • Stay financially viable – so that we are here in the future.

Learn more about our current visitor policy, vaccine clinics and testing locations.

COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Women's Health and Newborn Care Visitors

Effective March 19, 2021 readmitted newborns can have the birth parent and one additional support person. Two designated visitors per mother/baby unit are now allowed in postpartum rooms during visiting hours. The restriction of only one support person allowed in Labor and Delivery is still in place. A designated time can be arranged with nursing to allow siblings a 30-minute visit.

Inpatient Visitors

Effective March 1, 2021 the visitor policy is two at a time per patient. Expanded visiting hours are 10 am to 6 pm, and visitors are asked to enter the hospital through the main entrance. No visitors will be allowed for patients who are COVID-19 positive or awaiting test results.

Emergency Department

Effective March 1, 2021 one visitor at a time per patient is allowed in the Emergency Department (ED). Due to available lobby space and to maintain proper social distancing, additional visitors to the ED are asked to remain in their cars.

Upon entering the hospital, all visitors are required to wear a mask or given a mask and asked to wear it throughout their visit. Visitors should practice good hand hygiene, social distancing and take precautions when in contact with others. People who feel ill or have virus-like symptoms should not visit patients in the hospital.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccinate with Confidence

Bothwell is here for the community, providing free COVID-19 vaccines. As of April 9, all Missourians are eligible to receive the vaccine. Learn more on the Vaccine Information page.

COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 testing is available at the Bothwell Walk In Clinic and at certain provider offices for those with signs and symptoms. Contact the Walk In Clinic for more information.