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Visiting Hours

Tidelands Health has updated our visitor guidelines to protect the health and safety of our patients, their family members and our team members.

  • With certain restrictions and precautions, inpatients at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital may have two adult visitors at a time between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. One adult patient support partner may stay overnight.

  • For the safety of patients, their loved ones and our team members, patients in COVID-19 isolation may not have visitors or be accompanied by a patient support partner. Exceptions may be made for end-of-life situations and other special circumstances.

  • Patients receiving care in the emergency department may be accompanied by one adult patient support partner after the patient has been screened and cleared for COVID-19.

  • Patients receiving outpatient services may be accompanied by one adult patient support partner.

  • Patients at Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital may be visited by one adult patient support partner per day between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

  • In alignment with CDC guidance, all patients, visitors and vendors must continue to wear a mask at all Tidelands Health locations. Inpatients (who are not on COVID-19 isolation) and their visitors may remove masks when in a private patient room with the door closed.

All patient support partners will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the door as part of Tidelands Health’s Tidelands Health’s Safe in Our Care initiative

Family, friends, church members and others who wish to offer support to patients can visit virtually via video call or send a cheer card. Patient loved ones may also create a free, personal site through caringbridge.org to share news, schedule support for errands and household chores, set up a meal train and more.

Masking requirements for patients, visitors and vendors

In alignment with CDC guidance, all patients, visitors and vendors must continue to wear a mask at all Tidelands Health locations. Inpatients (who are not on COVID-19 isolation) and their visitors may remove masks when in a private patient room with the door closed.

Vendor/sales representatives continue to be prohibited to solicit on-site sales, promotions, introductions, training/education sessions, luncheons, etc. until further notice. Service/repair technicians and vendor representatives required to be in attendance for certain clinical procedures are allowed.

As a reminder: 

  • Our hospital cafeterias are open only for patients, designated patient support partners and staff.
  • Patients who need assistance from the business office should reach out by phone. For the Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital business office, call 843-652-1020. For the business office at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, call 843-652-8201.
  • Vendors are only allowed when necessary to support critical hospital functions.

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