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Surgical masks required for hospital visitors: see updated visitor policy

Visitor Information

Due to COVID-19, Beebe Healthcare has had to put additional visitor precautions and guidelines in place for the safety of visitors, patients, and team members. We thank you for the privilege of caring for your family.

Visitor Guidelines (Updated: June 17, 2022)

Mask Requirements

Masks are required at all Beebe locations. All visitors will be required to wear a surgical mask at all times, including when sitting with a patient in their room. Visitors who do not have a surgical mask will have one provided to them upon check-in. This includes the Lewes Campus, the South Coastal Campus, the Rehoboth Specialty Surgical Hospital, and Tunnell Cancer Center.

We remain in a pandemic and people still require hospitalization due to the COVID-19 virus. Beebe must continue to follow the requirements set forth by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), while also taking into consideration the recommendations provided by the CDC.


When you come to any Beebe location, you can expect to be screened for COVID-19. You will be asked a series of questions. If you have any symptoms that might indicate COVID-19, you may be asked to consider being tested for the virus.

If you are not feeling well or have symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, gastrointestinal complaints, or headache, stay home and call your doctor.

Who can visit / How many visitors can I have?

Inpatients may have one well visitor at a time between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. This visitor may rotate throughout the day. All visitors MUST be 18 or older.

  • COVID-19 patients and patients under suspicion for COVID-19: As a continuation of Beebe’s existing policy, visitors are not permitted except for special circumstances.
  • Labor & delivery, surgery patients, and end of life patients: Additional considerations are being made.
  • Pediatric patients: Two well parents or caregivers are allowed.
  • Clergy and Pastoral Visitors: These visitors do not count toward the patient’s visitor quota.

If you need to make special privilege visiting arrangements, please speak to the Charge Nurse, Nursing Supervisor, or call the Patient Relations Representative to discuss this possibility.

Beebe Healthcare does not restrict visitation on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.

Required Documentation

All visitors will be asked to provide photo identification such as your driver's license. Beebe Guest Services team members will scan your license and print you an identification badge to wear while you are visiting our locations and campuses. You will need to get a new identification badge each day you enter our hospital or visit our locations.


Visitors are asked to remain with the patient to limit movement throughout the hospital and all Beebe medical locations. Visitors may also be asked to leave if the care team deems necessary for any clinical reasons.

These safety protocols protect our patients, visitors, and team members. Thank you for your cooperation and for the privilege to serve you.

Campuses: Location, Parking, Dining, Gifts

For hospital visitors looking for directions, parking information, dining options and gift store details please visit your desired location page:

Visitor Support & Feedback

Thank you for understanding the importance of visitors to the healing process. We know that this can be a stressful time for you and your loved one. If you need to talk to someone about care provided, call our Patient Advocates: 302-645-3547 or fill our our Contact Us form online. If you need religious or spiritual counseling, our Chaplains are available to help: 302-645-3759.