Visitor Restrictions

RCH is not allowing any visitors to accompany or visit patients at this time unless there are extenuating circumstances, the patient is under 18, or the patient requires assistance due to disability or impairment.  We understand that these restrictions may be difficult for our patients and their loved ones. Thank you for helping us keep our patients and employees safe. Please call ahead if you have any questions. 

This policy is temporary and is subject to change.


We encourage you to continue monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC) which provides a wealth of information on the virus and protective steps to take for the safety of yourself, your family and your community.


Kansas Department of Health & Environment provides real-time information online here:

Where to go if you suspect exposure to COVID-19?

We are directing patients who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19, or have a fever and respiratory symptoms, to call their health care provider or call RCH’s Coronavirus Hotline 785-688-4449 before leaving your home or your vehicle.

Health Check Points

Entrance points will be consolidated, and screening will be in place. Please follow posted signage and directives from on-site RCH employees. All staff, vendors, patients and visitors are being screened upon entering the facility and asked to wear a mask. Your temperature will be checked and you will be asked to answer a few short questions. Screening stations are located just inside the main lobby entrance and the Rehab Center entrance. On Sundays, use the Emergency Room entrance as the main lobby entrance will be closed. 

Masks Required

To ensure you and your loved ones feel safe, secure and confident. RCH and the State of Kansas require universal face mask use: 

  1. Inside, or in line, to enter any public indoor space.
  2. Obtaining services from the healthcare sector in settings including but not limited to a hospital, pharmacy, medical clinic, laboratory, physician or dental office, veterinary clinic or blood bank.
  3. Waiting for riding on public transportation or while in a taxi, private car service, or ridesharing vehicle.
  4. While outdoors in public spaces and unable to maintain a 6 foot distance between individuals (not including individuals who reside together) with only in frequent or incidental moments of close proximity.

Wearing a mask right now is not about keeping yourself healthy, it is about keeping people around you healthy. Be selfless, by keeping your germs to yourself. Wear a mask to protect someone’s grandmother. Wear a mask to protect a veteran. Wear a mask to protect a child undergoing chemo. Be selfless. Wear a mask for those who need protection from this virus, which is all of us.

RCH’s Cafeteria and Dining Room is temporarily closed to the public.

Emergency Room

If you have a medical condition that requires immediate attention go directly to the Emergency Room or call 911.

Policies subject to change at any time

We encourage you to continue to care for yourselves and your families, and we ask you to support your business neighbors and friends. We must do all we can to help each other through this pandemic. Keep communicating, sharing information and getting creative. And remember to wash your hands!

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