Temporary Visitor Restrictions
In response to the latest medical guidance to reduce community spread of COVID-19 in Maine, LincolnHealth has expanded its restriction to visitors on the Miles and Boothbay campuses, as well as at the Lincoln Medical Partners practices in Boothbay, Damariscotta, Waldoboro and Wiscasset.
Under the new policy, no visitors are permitted except:
- Pediatrics (one parent/guardian at a time allowed in all areas)
- Obstetrics (one spouse/birth partner allowed in labor and delivery area)
- Day Surgery, often called outpatient or ambulatory surgery (one person involved in care)
- End-of -Life care (one visitor at a time for patients within 24 hours)
- Extraordinary circumstances (one person at a time), if presence is necessary for communication with a care team or patient support (e.g., patient with disabilities)
- One person allowed for the purpose of picking up a patient for discharge
- One person allowed as an escort to emergency department, outpatient and ambulatory areas in some circumstances
As a reminder, those who are allowed to visit will be screened at the front entrance of our facilities to further patient safety.
Infectious disease experts recommend social distancing as a way to help contain the spread of COVID-19. While the vast majority of people infected with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and make a full recovery, COVID-19 can be very serious for vulnerable populations, especially older people with underlying health conditions.
Thank you for your cooperation with these temporary measures and we apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions about visiting times or restrictions, please call 207-563-1234.
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The providers at Lincoln Medical Partners are primary care doctors and specialists who treat the entire family.
More About COVID-19
MaineHealth hospitals are well-prepared for infectious disease outbreaks in the communities we serve. You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (also known as novel coronavirus) by staying informed and following these safety recommendations.
COVID-19 is a new disease that causes flu-like symptoms. Most cases are mild to moderate. Older adults and people with pre-existing medical conditions, may experience more severe respiratory illness. Symptoms may include: fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath.
If you feel you need medical attention, call your primary care provider before going to a healthcare facility. If you do not have a primary care provider and need emergency care, call the emergency department before arriving.
It is critical for all of us to choose reliable sources for the latest information. Both the Maine CDC and the U.S. CDC remain the best sources for up-to-date information about COVID-19, and we strongly recommend you visit their websites.