Visitors to Dartmouth Health Facilities

Masks are still required at Dartmouth Health facilities

We require visitors to Dartmouth Health facilities to wear a medical mask. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued masking recommendations for fully vaccinated people, these recommendations do not apply to health care settings. Our continued requirement to wear masks is intended to protect our most vulnerable patients who have weakened immune systems and are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 disease. Please help to protect our patients, providers, and staff by wearing a medical mask while you are inside any of our buildings.

Summary of visitor policy for all Dartmouth Health inpatient units

The following information summarizes the visitor policy for all Dartmouth Health inpatient units. For detailed visitor policy information about any location, please visit the visitor policy page for the location you would like to visit.

If you plan to visit a patient staying overnight at any Dartmouth Health location, you must:

  • Be sure you are not sick and have not been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 10 days
  • Wear a medical mask at all times, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19. If you arrive with a cloth mask, you will given a medical mask to wear in its place. If you cannot wear a mask, you must bring a medical letter stating this. If you cannot wear a mask, you must wear a face shield.
  • Not eat or drink in a patient’s room.

Select the Dartmouth Health facility you would like to visit

Effective Monday, October 10, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics have further revised their visitor guidelines.