Southwest Health System (SHS) Visitor Restriction –  As SHS continues to adapt to the needs of our patients and community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve updated our visitor restrictions as follows:

Beginning July 6, 2020, inpatients and outpatients (during visitor hours 10a-8p) and clinic patients will be allowed one designated, consistent visitor/companion during the duration of patient’s treatment. This individual will be required to wear a mask, must be healthy and may be subject to temperature screening. Visitors and companions will have limited access and mobility throughout the facility. Masks are required for all patients and visitors. We ask that you wear your own, but if a mask is needed, we will provide one. 

COVID-19 patients (and others requiring isolation precautions) are exempt from this change and will not be permitted any visitors. 

Patients being seeing in the Medical Office Building will be permitted an accompanying companion with them to their appointments. Only 1 designated parent or guardian can accompany children and they must also be in good health and may be subject to temperature screening.

The main hospital entrance is open to all hospital-based services during their hours of 6am-9pm.

Physical Therapy will be expanding their services accessible through Medical Office Building entrance beginning May 4th. Patients are strongly encouraged to wear their mask, or they will be provided one for the duration of their visit.

Patients who are being seen for symptoms consistent with COVID19 (cough, fever, body aches and chills) will be separated from other patients.

Our cafeteria will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16th, 2020. Employees and patients will still be served. Entrances will be limited to the Emergency Room and the Medical Office Building.

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 urgently needed at 970-564-2311.

These restrictions will remain in place until further notice and will be continually reevaluated. The most current information will be available on Facebook at and

If you have questions about COVID-19 or feel you are exhibiting symptoms such as cough, fever and shortness of breath, you may call our patient information line at 970-564-2201.