Whether you are joining us for a hospital stay or visiting a friend or loved one, this section will provide you with the information needed to easily navigate the Bayfront Health system.
Current Visitor Guidelines
As Bayfront Health responds to the ever-changing challenges of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and care teams continue to be our top priorities. And we are thankful for the community’s commitment to safety. We understand the importance of family and loved ones in a patient’s comfort and healing process. At this time, however, we are limiting the number and ages of visitors at our hospitals and facilities.
Unless you are coming in for essential medical care, please do not visit at our facilities if you meet any of the following criteria:
- Traveled within the last 14 days from an area with high risk or ongoing spread of COVID-19
- Been in close contact in past 14 days with a person known to have COVID-19
- Are experiencing any symptoms of illness, including fever, shortness of breath, cough, runny nose, sore throat, chills or muscle aches
If you are a visitor to our facilities, we ask that you adhere to these guidelines:
- Visitors to the hospital may enter through either the west or east entrances of the hospital or through the Emergency Room (ER) entrance located on the east side of our main campus. We will continue to screen all patients for COVID-19 symptoms.
- All visitors are required to bring their own masks, which should cover the nose and mouth, and remain on at all times while in our facilities.
- Visitors should sanitize their hands upon entering the hospital as well as when entering or exiting patient rooms. If there is a need to cough or sneeze, do so into the bend of the elbow or into a tissue; throw away used tissues and sanitize hands.
- Patients at the hospital for an outpatient procedure or a hospital-based clinic, laboratory or diagnostic imaging appointment may be accompanied by one caregiver or partner.
- Visitors must be at least 18 years of age, unless the parent of a minor child.
- All visitors must stay with the patient or in the patient room for the duration of the visit.
We are continually evaluating the COVID-19 situation in the community. Please revisit these policies frequently as they may be revised at any time as circumstances warrant.
At Bayfront Health, we understand that having to come to the hospital can be stressful for the patient and their loved ones. Whether you are joining us for a hospital stay or visiting a friend or loved one, this section will provide you with information to easily navigate the Bayfront Health system.
- Use our online physician directory to find the right doctor to care for your healthcare needs.
- View our facility addresses and download maps for directions.
- Facility resources - Find information on visitor resources like gift shops, cafes and more.
- Visiting hours - Review patient visiting guidelines above
Visitation for COVID-19 Positive Patients
Hospitalized COVID-19 positive patients are allowed to have limited visitation. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg is committed to patient- and family-centered care and acknowledges the benefits of allowing patient visitation. Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has standardized infection prevention practices and feels confident that a visitor can safely visit a COVID-19 positive patient. Visitors will wear appropriate personal protective equipment and will be provided education. Visitation will be time limited. All visitors will be assisted by nursing personnel to ensure safe practices are observed.
Our Commitment to the Community
A commitment to excellence in care has been a Bayfront Health tradition for more than 110 years. We honor that commitment every day, both as an organization and in the personal dedication of our physicians, nurses, team members and volunteers —ensuring that patients, their loved ones and visitors are treated in a professional, caring and compassionate manner.
At Bayfront Health, we consider it a privilege to care for you and your family. We pledge, in all your interactions with us, to provide you with the best care and experience possible.
Our tobacco-free policy is intended to create a healthier environment for everyone who comes to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, whether as a patient, visitor or team member. All designated smoking areas have been eliminated and the use of all tobacco products (e.g., cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, vapes, etc.) is prohibited both inside the hospital buildings and on the campus.