Our hospital's current visitor information

Terre Haute Regional Hospital encourages visits from family and friends to brighten a patient's day. However, some units, both inpatient and outpatient, may find it necessary to establish restrictions or limitations on visitation when deemed clinically justifiable. In response to our current climate, we have taken steps to ensure the safest possible care, including instituting limitations to the number of visitors allowed for one patient, as well as establishing minimum age requirements for child visitors.

Visitation restrictions

Below are our current visitation restrictions and regulations. Across all units, patients are limited to just one adult visitor at a time from 8:00am to 8:00pm. No visitors under the age of 16 are permitted. Hospital staff will prescreen all visitors using standard pre-screening questions. All visitors will be required to wear a mask and identification indicating they have been screened.

Individuals with respiratory symptoms or other risk factors for COVID-19, such as direct exposure, will be asked to refrain from visiting. For questions about visitation hours by a specific department, please call (812) 232-0021.

  • COVID-19 patients are not allowed to have visitors. Visitors will instead be encouraged to utilize alternative communication methods, including video chatting apps.
  • Laboring mothers are allowed two adult visitors for the duration of labor.
  • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric patients will be allowed one adult visitor at a time during the day and one legal guardian overnight.
  • Overnight patients are limited to one adult visitor in the following circumstances:
    • Confused and/or anxious patients
    • Designated support person for patients with a disability
    • End of life
    • Laboring mothers
    • NICU
    • Pediatrics
    • Postpartum patients
    • Pre/post-surgery patient advocates
  • Patients with disabilities who require assistance because of such disabilities are allowed one support person per day.
  • Postpartum patients are limited to two adult visitors during daylight hours from 8:00am to 8:00pm.

Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances after consultation with the administrator on call. Thank you for your cooperation with these restrictions as we work together to end this pandemic.

COVID-19 policies

We encourage our staff, patients and visitors to get vaccinated from COVID-19. To learn more about where and when you can get a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit vaccines.gov or call 1(800) 232-0233.

See the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) resource page for extensive information and the latest recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

Why get vaccinated?

Immunization helps save millions of lives every year. Whereas most medicines treat or cure diseases, vaccines can help prevent them by working with your body's natural defenses to build protection. When you receive a vaccine, your immune system responds.

Vaccines prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases, and help people of all ages live longer, healthier lives. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally, immunization currently prevents between two and three million deaths every year from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza and measles.

COVID-19 vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask and staying at least six feet away from others, may help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others. Together, vaccination, while following the CDC's recommendations for protecting yourself and others, will offer the best protection from COVID-19.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.