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Visitor Restrictions at Hutchinson Health

We’re working to protect our patients and to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information on prevention, symptoms and what to do if you’re feeling sick, visit our COVID-19 information page.

New appointment guidelines are in effect

Hutchinson Health and HealthPartners, in collaboration with other Minnesota health care organizations and government agencies, has decided to delay all routine clinic appointments during the COVID-19 outbreak for the safety and care of our patients. If you have an existing appointment, we’ll call you and help you reschedule.


Hutchinson Health and HealthPartners recommends restrictions for ALL visitors accompanying patients in all our clinics and hospital . There are some exceptions:

 Clinics (Primary and Specialty Care):

  • Patients under the age of 18: May have one visitor, either a parent or a guardian.
  • Patients needing assistance: One adult visitor will be allowed in the facility per patient.
  • Surgical patients: Patients undergoing outpatient surgery,  please have your driver drop you at the entrance. They can return when you are discharged and ready for pick up.

Emergency department:

  • Pediatric patients: Parents and guardians will be allowed in the facility per patient.
  • Adults needing assistance: One adult visitor will be allowed in the facility per patient.
  • Trauma and critical care patients: One adult visitor will be allowed in the facility per patient.

Inpatient exceptions:

  • Pediatric and special care nursery patients: Parents and guardians will be allowed in the facility per patient.
  • Labor and delivery patients: One support person will be allowed in the facility per patient. Doulas fall into the support person role if chosen by the patient.
  • Newborns: Designated individuals will be allowed to visit if a newborn needs to stay longer than the mother.
  • Compassionate care patients: Includes end of life patients – charge nurse will determine if visitors are allowed. ​

Thank you for understanding our restrictions as we continue to keep our patients and staff safe.

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