As infection rates have continued to decline and vaccination rates improve, we have expanded our visitor policy within Kellogg.
Because Kellogg is a place where we are caring for immunocompromised patients, our visitor guidelines may differ from those of the hospital and other Medical Group offices. We fully understand the need for support from family and friends during cancer treatment and will continue to recognize and honor that, yet our focus remains on overall safety of our patients, families, and our staff.
At this time, one visitor will be allowed to accompany patients to all physician and/or APN appointments. If a wait is required prior to the visit, the visitor must wait in their car or in an alternative approved location (atrium café, cafeteria, outside, etc.). Visitors are not allowed to wait in Kellogg lobbies. Due to the ongoing COVID safety requirements, visitors will not be allowed to accompany patients to treatment appointments. A visitor may be approved by the clinical team to accompany the patient to a treatment appointment for certain exceptions. Approval for visitor must be obtained in advance of the patient’s appointment.
As a reminder, visitors are always welcome to participate in the physician visit via telephone. Just let your nurse or physician know when they arrive in the room. Your treatment nurse can also speak to a support person on the phone to summarize any discharge instructions.