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 14 days
  • Stop at the hospital entrance. A staff member will ask you questions about possible risks of illness and ask you to use hand sanitizer.
  • 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.

Visits to patients on end-of-life care

We allow up to 3 visitors at a time to patients on end-of-life care who are not COVID-19 positive. Patients who are COVID-19 positive may have 2 visitors at a time for 1 hour, for a total of 4 visitors. Each visitor must be sure they do not have COVID-19 and must follow all other rules above.

Select the Dartmouth Health facility you would like to visit

Effective Monday, March 21, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center has further revised its visitor guidelines. We understand how difficult this change can be, and we thank you for your understanding.