Visitor Update – April 25, 2022: The support of friends and family is an important part of healing, and in light of the recent data on COVID-19 transmissions in our area, we have eased restrictions on visitation to a low level. All visitors are still required to wear a mask upon entry to Bay Area Hospital per Oregon Health Authority and CDC guidelines. Thank you for doing your part in helping improve the health of our community every day.

Bay Area Hospital provides the opportunity for patients to have visitors. To ensure adequate rest for patients and to provide patient safety we have established the following visiting regulations and hours. Certain areas of the hospital set their restrictions when necessary. All visitors will be screened upon entry to Bay Area Hospital per Oregon Health Authority visitation guidelines. We request, due to infection control, that if you are ill or have symptoms of infection, that you not visit patients at Bay Area Hospital.

  • Open visitation is allowed for the following:
    • Post Surgical Unit (PSU), Medical Care Unit (MCU), Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU), patients who are minors, and patients who are end-of-life.
  • Specialty areas, including and not limited to Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU), Family Birth Center (FBC), Pediatrics, and Operating Room (OR), have specific visiting guidelines.
    • Emergency Department (ED): at least one support person will be allowed to be present at all times during patient’s stay unless patient is a minor, then two parents/legal guardians are allowed.
    • Family Birth Center (FBC): will allow up to three support persons, identified by a wristband, total during patient’s course of care.
      • No visitors under the age of 12 unless they are healthy siblings of the newborn. They are not counted as support persons.
      • A professional doula is not counted in the total number of support persons.
      • Clinical Manager, Provider, or Charge Nurse has discretion to make exceptions regarding visitation.
    • Pediatric: visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the exception of parents.
    • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): visiting hours are 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
      • Visitor(s) will use the intercom at the ICU doors to gain permission to enter
      • No overnight visitation unless approved
      • No one underthan 18 years old allowed to visit in ICU
      • Clinical Manager and / or Charge RN has discretion depending on critical state of the patient and / or end-of-life situations.
    • Operating Room (OR): visitor is restricted to visiting providers, medical, nursing or technical students with permission from the OR Clinical Manager or Charge Nurse.
    • Pre- and Post-Operative Patients: one visitor at a time, per patient.
    • Acute Psychiatric Unit (APU): patients have the right to have visitors unless this right is denied by provider order.
  • COVID-19 Positive Patients: no visitors are allowed, other than under special circumstances. Visitors must sign a special circumstance waiver before visitation.
  • General patient areas 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. (one visitor at a time, per patient).
  • No visitor signs may be posted at the request of the patient or on order by the physician.
  • All general visitation to facility is prohibited.
  • The hospital does not restrict, limit or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or disability. 
  • Business Office is currently open to the public.
    • Hours (walk-ins and phones):  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed major holidays).
    • Physical Address: The Newmark Center, 1988 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420. First building on the left on E. Entry Way. (USPS mail is not delivered to this address.)
    • Mailing Address: 1775 Thompson Road, Coos Bay, OR  97420
  • HIM (Health Information Management) remains closed to visitation until further notice. Both offices can also be accessed via MyChart and Pay Bill Online portals.