Southwest Health System (SHS) Relaxes Visitor Guidelines – With the recent decrease in positive cases of COVID-19 in our area, EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2021, SHS is relaxing their visitor guidelines to allow ONE screened, designated visitor/companion to accompany patients for ALL medical services at SHS. One screened, designated visitor is also allowed for all patients being treated in our inpatient wing from 12p-8p daily.
Concierges will continue to perform temperature screenings at the designated entrances and everyone entering the SHS facility over 2 years old must wear a face covering/mask.

Travel throughout the facility remains limited; patients and companions must remain in the area they are receiving care.

Additionally, we have two other operational changes on March 1, 2021:
1) The Family Birthing Center will return to its permanent location in the inpatient wing. For more information, see our FBC video here.
2) The Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing Center hours will be M / W / F 10a-4p

Patients who are being seen for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be separated from other patients.
Patient entrances are limited to the Hospital Main Entrance, the Emergency Room and the Medical Office Building entrance.
We encourage patients to utilize on-line bill pay options or pay by phone at 970-564-2130 and call ahead if medical records are needed at 970-564-2311. Patient Financial Services (bill pay) and medical records will be available by appointment only, so please call ahead if you’re needing to meet with them in-person regarding records or billing questions.
These regulations will remain in place until further notice and will be continually reevaluated. The most current information will be available on Facebook at