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Patient and Visitor Information



Mahaska Health Updates Visitor Restrictions

In order to protect our patients and staff, effective 3/26/2020 the following restrictions will be put into place:

No visitors will be permitted unless they fall into one of the following categories:

  • Patients Under 18 (1 Parent/Caregiver Allowed)
  • Birthing Center (1 Support Person Allowed)
  • Patients in Need of Assistance (1 Caregiver Allowed)
  • Emergency Department and Patients Having Surgery (1 Visitor Allowed)
  • End of Life Care (Limit 2 Visitors at Any One Time)

A visitor is defined as any non-patient individual accompanying a patient or coming to the hospital to see a patient.

Mahaska Health thanks the community for their ongoing support and cooperation. We understand that these restrictions are difficult and will lift these restrictions as soon as it is safe to do so.


Visitor restrictions are temporary and subject to change as necessary.

All visitors are required to wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand foam/gel upon entering and exiting patient’s room. We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for you. While we are committed to providing a family-centered care environment, right now restricting visitors is in the best interest of our patients and employees. 


Oskaloosa Campus -- In an effort to further protect our team members and patients, effective 7 AM March 25th, Mahaska Health will implement in-car screenings for all patients entering the facility. This procedure is being put into place for the continued safety of patients, staff, and the community.

All patients coming to Mahaska Health for any reason will need to pass through an in-car screening on the south side of Mahaska Health campus prior to entering the building. All patients with scheduled appointments should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early.

It is important to note that a screening is not a test, rather a brief health survey and temperature reading. These screenings are not intended to diagnose or treat any illness, and a screening does not constitute a COVID-19 test.

Once the screening has been completed, staff will direct patients on where to go next.

In case of emergency, please dial 911. Any patients arriving at the hospital with an emergency can notify staff by honking their car horn and/or flashing their headlights.

Mahaska Health sincerely thanks the community for their continued trust, support, and cooperation during the evolving COVID-19 situation. 

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