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

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

COVID-19 Visitor Policy

General Information

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 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.

Upon entering the hospital, all visitors are required to properly 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.

Inpatient Visitors

Two visitors are allowed per patient at a time in inpatient hospital units for non-Covid patients. Effective 10/14/2021

One designated visitor per stay for a mother/baby unit once they are in a postpartum room. This designated visitor is in addition to the support person who was with mom in labor and 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 8/16/2021

One visitor is allowed per patient in surgical units, which includes same-day surgery, general surgery and labor and delivery. Effective 8/12/2021

Emergency Department

One visitor is allowed in the Emergency Department (ED). All other visitors will need to remain in their car. 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 10/14/2021