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 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 Visitor Policy
Visiting hours are 10 am to 6 pm, and visitors should enter the hospital through the main entrance and check in with Security. No visitors will be allowed for patients who are COVID-19 positive or awaiting test results. Exceptions may be made for end-of-life, special circumstances or patients who are children.
Upon entering the hospital, all visitors are required to wear a mask or given a mask and asked to wear it throughout their visit regardless of vaccination status. 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.
Effective Aug. 16, 2021, to protect our littlest patients, only ONE DESIGNATED VISITOR is allowed to visit a mother/baby unit PER STAY once they are in a postpartum room. This designated visitor is in addition to the support person who was with mom in Labor & Delivery. Readmitted newborns can have the birth parent and one additional support person. A designated time can be arranged with nursing to allow siblings a 30-minute visit.
Effective Aug. 12, 2021, one designated visitor is allowed per patient per day in inpatient hospital units for non-Covid patients. If a visitor is not the identified designated visitor for the patient they wish to see, they may not stay in the hospital. Other options to visit include doxy.me, Zoom or FaceTime calls.
Other visitor precautions still in effect are one visitor in surgical units, which includes same-day surgery, general surgery and labor and delivery.
Effective Aug. 12, 2021, no visitors are allowed in the Emergency Department (ED) or waiting area unless they are accompanying a minor or are needed for patient care. All other visitors will need to remain in their car. Security staff will obtain phone numbers of visitors and ED staff will maintain communication between visitors and patients throughout the patient stay in the ED.