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About Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Shelby Baptist Medical Center is working closely with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential coronavirus cases in our area. We routinely treat infectious diseases at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. We have strong infection control policies, procedures, and systems in place to screen and treat patients. We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff, and our community safe. For more information about the coronavirus, go to the CDC website.

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By the order of the Governor of Alabama and the State Health Officer, each patient or resident of this facility enjoys certain rights to have one caregiver or one visitor present at a time, subject to reasonable restrictions. If you have questions, you may ask to inspect the facility’s written policies concerning visitation.

In compliance with Gov. Ivey and our State Health Officer, each patient may be allowed one (1) caregiver/visitor/support person to help improve the patient’s safety, emotional well-being, physical care and overall experience. Compliance with the guidelines below is required and, if not followed, may result in removal from the facility.

  • One visitor at a time per patient* will be allowed during the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • All visitors will be screened in the main lobby, and must check out through this exit.
  • Wear a mask at all times.
  • Practice social distancing and good hand hygiene at all times.
  • Do not leave the patient's room except to visit the cafeteria, restroom, etc.
  • Do not loiter in any waiting room or common area of the hospital.

* Women’s Center, AHU, SCU, and COVID-19 units have specific visitor guidelines.

Read more about how our parent company, Tenet Healthcare, is supporting our community through COVID-19.