Our hospital's current visitor information

Due to a lower number of COVID-19 cases in our area, Memorial Satilla Health is returning to our normal visitation policy. The following policy is in place in our patient care areas until further notice:

  • Two to three visitors in one patient's room at a time
  • For some patients in special isolation, all visitation will be limited

Effective Tuesday, June 8, 2021, our hospital no longer has active screenings at its entrances. Instead, we will offer passive screening for all patients, employees and visitors accessing the facility. Signage at entrances will notify visitors to attest that they do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

By entering this facility as a visitor, you are attesting that:

  • You do not have any symptoms of COVID-19, which include:
    • fever or chills
    • shortness of breath
    • muscle and/or body aches
    • new loss of taste and/or smell
    • sore throat
    • congestion and/or runny nose
    • nausea and/or vomiting
    • diarrhea
  • You have not been exposed to someone with known or suspected COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • You will wear a mask and practice social distancing while inside the facility

Those seeking urgent or emergency care will be screened and their provider will be notified if they screen positive.

Visiting hours

General visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Visitors must be 16 years old or older. Patients have the right to receive the visitors of their choice and not be restricted, limited or otherwise denied visitation based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. Patients may however withdraw consent to have visitors at any time.

Please limit the number of visitors to two or three in a patient's room at one time. Children accompanied by parents or an adult are permitted to visit patients in their rooms. Some specialty areas may have restrictions on children visiting. Please check with the nursing staff if you have any questions.

Visitor services and amenities

We appreciate that you have chosen our hospital and want to do everything we can to make you very satisfied with your experience. During your time with us, please let your healthcare team know how we can best serve you.

All faith chapel

The all faith chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital near the registration area. The sacred space is open 24 hours daily for meditation and prayer. Brief services are held on Sundays from 3:00pm to 3:15pm.

Flowers

Due to required infection control precautions, fresh flowers or plants are not allowed in the critical care units. However, non-latex balloons, artificial flowers or pictures are welcome and will brighten any patient's room.

Gift shop

The gift shop is located on the first floor of the hospital near the main entrance. It offers a wide variety of items, including gifts, balloons, books, greeting cards, toiletries and other sundries.

Information

For hospital information, call (912) 338-6326.

Parking

Free parking is available for all patients and visitors in the hospital parking lots. Parking is available 24 hours a day. Free valet parking is also available at the hospital's main entrance Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Parking for outpatient therapy services is located adjacent to the annex building on Alice Street.

Smoke-free hospital

Memorial Satilla Health is a tobacco-free institution. Tobacco use, including smoking, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, is not permitted in any hospital building or on the hospital campus.

COVID-19 vaccination near you

Please visit vaccines.gov or call 1-800-232-0233 to learn when and where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Facts and the latest updates about COVID-19 vaccination

See the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) resource page for extensive information and the latest recommendations regarding COVID-19 vaccination.

Why get vaccinated?

Immunization helps save millions of lives every year. Whereas most medicines treat or cure diseases, vaccines can help prevent them by working with your body's natural defenses to build protection. When you receive a vaccine, your immune system responds.

Vaccines prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases, and help people of all ages live longer, healthier lives. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that globally, immunization currently prevents between 2 and 3 million deaths every year from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza and measles.

COVID-19 vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like covering your mouth and nose with a mask and staying at least six feet away from others, may help reduce your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others. Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC's recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.