Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

We will be rescheduling some patient appointments and procedures in an effort to protect our patients and staff. Conserving personal protective equipment helps us prioritize the needs of those who may require immediate care. Adjustments to scheduled procedures and appointments will be made as requested by the physician, patient or as required by official local or national public health authorities. We will contact you directly if your appointment or procedure is postponed until a later date. During this time, all Shelby Baptist Medical Center facilities will remain open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Thank you for understanding our need to take these measures for the safety of all.

Visitor Restrictions

Effective 5/3/2021, by order of the Governor of Alabama and the State Health Officer, each patient or resident of this facility enjoys certain rights to have caregivers or visitors present, subject to reasonable restrictions and current guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). If you have questions, you may ask to inspect the facility’s written policies concerning visitation.

Visitor Restrictions and Guidelines for Shelby Baptist Medical Center


Each patient may be allowed one (1) caregiver/visitor to help improve the patient’s safety, emotional well- being, physical care, and overall experience.

There will be no caregivers/visitors allowed for COVID-19 positive patients and/or patients with suspected COVID-19.

Compliance with the guidelines below is required, and if not followed may result in removal from the facility:

  • Must wear a mask at ALL times in the facility, regardless of vaccination status. Mask must cover both nose and mouth.
  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Social distance while in the hospital.
  • Each floor is to establish a communication plan with families.
  • Must agree to practice appropriate hand hygiene.
  • Until further notice, there is no in-person visitation in the Behavioral Health Departments.
  • Depending on certain procedural areas, there may be additional restrictions.


An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.