Mercy Hospital Joplin Visitor Restrictions

July 1, 2020

At Mercy, the health and safety of our patients, community and co-workers are our top priority. In an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19, Mercy will be restricting visitors in the Southwest Missouri/Southeast Kansas communities, effective Wednesday, March 18.

This includes Mercy clinics in those communities, as well as hospital campuses in Joplin, Carthage, Columbus and Galena. 

  • The restrictions will limit patients to two visitors per patient per day.
  • Exceptions may be made for those who are near end of life.
  • Only parents will be allowed in our neonatal intensive care unit, labor and delivery and recovery departments.
  • Unless they are seeking treatment, visitors under age 18 will not be permitted in Mercy hospitals or clinics.
  • At Mercy Hospital Joplin, the cancer center entrance will be limited to cancer patients only in an attempt to shield them from other patients or visitors.
  • All patients seeking treatment in the emergency room in Joplin should continue to follow the signs and use that entrance of the hospital.

Clinic Visitor Restrictions

  • One visitor 18 or older per clinic patient
  • Those serving as interpreters or acting as health care power of attorney are not considered visitors and are welcome in our clinics.
  • Young children may also accompany parents/guardians if childcare isn’t available.

Media Contact

Jordan Larimore
Joplin, Carthage, Columbus
Phone: 417-556-2260