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Visitor Guidelines
To protect patients and reduce exposure to viruses circulating in our community, Santiam Hospital has visitor restrictions in place until further notice.

As an alternative to visiting a family member or friend please telephone or video call them.

Inpatient Visiting hours are from 8:00AM–7:00PM

Visitor Guidelines

Each patient in the hospital may have one essential designated visitor per day. The designated visitor will be the spokesperson for the family and relay patient information to friends and family. A child may have both parents in attendance during their stay.


No visitors under the age of 12.


Visitors will travel directly to and from the patient’s room and hospital entrances/exits


If during a procedure or patient care you are directed to a waiting area, please follow social distancing guidelines.


Patients who are at the end of life may have additional visitors.


Interpretation services are available, if you desire an interpreter please ask the staff member screening visitors.


We encourage you to contact us about your concerns directly, so that we might immediately learn the areas where we have the potential to improve.

However, we realize that there may be times where you might prefer to directly contact a regulatory agency. When this is the case, we encourage you to contact Health Division of Oregon Health Authority
online at https://www.oregon.gov/OHA/PH/
or call

Visitor Screening

Visitors not adhering to the visitor guidelines or answering yes to the screening questions may not be allowed to visit.


All visitors will be screened upon entry


All visitors will be required to sanitize their hands upon entry.


All visitors will be required to wear a mask.


All visitors will follow social distancing guidelines


Each visitor will be asked the screening questions:

  • Do you have symptoms including, but not limited to, fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, and body aches?
  • Have you traveled outside of the United States within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been tested for, or diagnosis of, COVID-19?
  • Have you had contact with known or suspected COVID-19 cases within the last 14 days?
  • Have you traveled on a cruise ship within the last 30 days?

Best Defense Against Viruses

The best defense against all viruses, both at hospitals and in the community, is to avoid exposure through the following basic hygiene and infection control measures:


If you are sick, stay home.


Wash hands with soap and water frequently and regularly, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available.


Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or upper sleeve.


Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Patient Visitors Policy

The Hospital supports patient welfare through espousal of patient visitation preferences and consistent observation of Hospital rules pertinent to patient visitors.


Santiam Hospital is a not-for-profit, 40 bed acute-care hospital located in Stayton, Oregon, which is a short 12-mile drive east of Salem, and serves more than 30,000 people annually from the communities of Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Mill City, Jefferson, and the surrounding areas.




1401 North 10th Ave.
Stayton, OR 97383