We are open for all your health care needs. Visitor restrictions still apply.

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COVID-19

COVID-19

At Morton Hospital, we’re taking precautions to make sure our hospital is clean, safe and ready for your next visit.

COVID-19

88 Washington Street
Taunton, MA 02780
508-828-7000

safe and ready

Your health and safety are our top priority.

We’re suiting up and scrubbing down even more.
We’ve upped our cleaning and disinfecting protocols - especially for high-touch areas. We also make sure we’re adequately stocked with masks, shields, gloves and towns to help keep you and our staff healthy.

Checking, then double-checking.
For an added layer of protection, we have hospital personnel screening patients for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms before they enter our facility.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VISITING RESTRICTIONS

Morton Hospital is fully prepared to care for our patients and community. We remain ready to serve all of your health care needs and have taken the necessary steps to ensure patients can receive care in a safe environment. 

Our stringent safety measures include: mandatory wearing of masks, social distancing in waiting areas, and vigilant cleaning in all areas, which includes the use of EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectants validated for use against COVID-19. We also pre-screen all patients registered for procedures, and screen everyone before they enter the hospital. 

VISITOR RESTRICTIONS EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2021 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

To best ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, visitor restrictions are currently in place. 

Visitation will be restricted until further notice unless an exception has been granted. 

Exceptions: 

  • Pediatric Patients: one parent/guardian will be permitted 
  • Hospice/End-of-Life Care: visitation will be considered based on the best interest and needs of the patient. Exceptions must be approved by the care team. 
  • Please Note: for patients with physical and intellectual disabilities, ONE support person over the age of 18 is permitted. Support persons must pass screening process, and there are no restrictions on visiting hours for support persons.

Outpatients: 

  • No guest/family member will be allowed, including in the waiting room. Certain approved escorts may be permitted when approved by staff. 

Surgical Patients: 

  • No visitors inside Day Surgery before or after procedure (unless the parent of a child/minor having the procedure). Our staff will meet you at the entrance for patient drop-off and pick-up.

All outpatients and approved visitors must: 

  • Self-screen for COVID-19 infection or recent exposure to someone with COVID-19 and refer to signage at the hospital entrances for additional guidance. Visitors experiencing any symptoms or who were recently exposed will not be allowed to visit at this time. Visitors and outpatients must check in with staff at the information desk in the main lobby for appropriate guidance.  
  • Wear a mask at all times. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one to you. Scarves, bandanas, handkerchiefs, cloth masks, or any masks that do not properly cover the nose and mouth are not allowed. Refusal to wear a mask will result in the revocation of visitation privileges. 
  • Perform hand hygiene upon entering the hospital.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others. 

We encourage family members and friends to use alternative ways to interact with their loved ones, including phone calls, Facetime and Skype. 
 

COVID-19 TESTING CLINIC  

Our Outpatient COVID-19 Testing Clinic is no longer open to the public for general testing. Please find a list of alternative testing sites in the area below. 

Click here for a list of additional testing sites in the area. 

(Note: we will continue to test only patients requiring a test for surgeries or outpatient procedures/tests at Morton.)

HOSPITAL ENTRANCE RESTRICTIONS 

Our Emergency Department entrance remains open 24/7 for emergency visits. 

Our Main Lobby doors will be open for patients presenting for outpatient services during the following hours: 

Monday – Friday
7 am - 7 pm

Saturday and Sunday
7 am - 5 pm 

During all other hours, outpatients and visitors should enter through the Emergency Department doors. (Note: lobby door hours may change on holidays, etc.)