COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Information

Vaccinate with Confidence

Bothwell is here for the community, providing free Covid-19 primary and booster dose vaccines. Learn more on the Vaccine Information page.

COVID-19 Treatments

Due to a decrease in demand for outpatient Covid-19 treatments, Bothwell has closed its centralized outpatient management clinic and treatments are now ordered by local physicians from their clinics. Treatment is for people with a confirmed positive Covid-19 test who have a particularly high risk of progressing to more severe disease. These medications can significantly reduce the risk of deterioration, but only if used soon after the onset of symptoms. By the time a patient’s condition has worsened, it is too late to use these preventative treatments.

People who test positive need a prescription/order from a local physician. Contact your health care professional as quickly as possible after testing positive. Two of the medications can only be started within five days of onset of symptoms. People can no longer self-refer for infusions by calling the hospital.

Last updated 3/2/2022

COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 testing is available at Bothwell's Walk In Clinic Monday through Saturday and certain provider offices for people with virus signs and symptoms.

COVID-19 Visitor Policy

General Information

Beginning March 2, visiting hours are 8 am to 8 pm. The southwest doors are open from 6 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Friday for patients, visitors and employees.

One visitor at a time is allowed for patients in the hospital or Emergency Department who are COVID-19 positive or awaiting test results. Exceptions may be made for care purposes, end-of-life, special circumstances or patients who are children. These visitors are required to wear full personal protective equipment that includes a gown, gloves, mask and eye protection and sign a release.

Upon entering the hospital and clinics, all patients and visitors are required to properly wear or be given a medical-grade or higher mask and wear it throughout their visit regardless of vaccination status. To best protect against the highly transmissible Omicron variant, cloth masks are no longer allowed to be worn in the hospital or clinics. Because Pettis County’s Covid-19 community transmission rate is currently low, hospital visitors may choose to remove their masks while in a patient room if both patient and visitor are fully vaccinated.

Visitors are encouraged to stay in the patient’s room. Visitors should practice good hand hygiene, social distancing and take precautions when in contact with others in addition to correct mask-wearing. People who feel ill or have virus-like symptoms should not visit patients in the hospital.

Children must be accompanied by an adult who should be responsible for them, not including the patient.

The Bothwell Cafeteria is only open to staff, volunteers, vendors and patient visitors

Last updated 4/8/2022

Inpatient Visitors

Inpatient Units

  • No restrictions on the number of visitors for Covid-negative patients in inpatient hospital units.

Effective 3/2/2022

Women's Health and Newborn Care

  • Labor and Delivery: Covid-negative patients may designate two birth support persons who are welcome at all times. Covid-positive patients may designate one birth support person who is welcome at all times. These designated individuals must remain the same throughout the labor and delivery process. Covid testing for birth support persons has been suspended.
    Postpartum Rooms: Covid-negative patients may have unlimited visitors with a maximum of three people recommended in the room at one time. Covid-positive patients may have only their one designated birth support person that was present in Labor and Delivery.
    NICU: Only the mother and her primary designated support person are allowed in the Nursery.

Effective 3/2/2022

Same-Day Surgery/General Surgery

  • One visitor at a time per patient at the beside for surgery or procedure.

Effective 3/2/2022

Emergency Department

One visitor at a time per patient at the bedside is allowed in the Emergency Department (ED).  If a patient presents knowing they are Covid positive, no visitor will be allowed. If a patient has a rapid positive result, then visitors will be asked to leave and counseled they have had a high-risk exposure and should quarantine for 14 days.

Effective 3/2/2022