Patients & Visitors

Visiting hours at Rooks County Health Center are from 8 a.m. — 8:30 p.m.

The doors at the main entrance are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. After hours, visitors may enter through RCH’s emergency department entrance located on the north side. Depending on the season, some restrictions may apply – for example during influenza season, visitation can be limited.

At RCH our visiting hours are flexible to ensure our patients have the love and support they need from family and friends. We do ask that visitors help us maintain a quiet and healing environment. Requests for overnight stays by family/support person will be considered on a case by case basis.  Patient rooms include chairs that make into beds if family members choose to stay. 

Spiritual Care

We recognize that meeting the spiritual and religious needs of our patients and their families is an important part of caring for the whole person. RCH’s chapel, located right off the front lobby, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pastoral care with local pastors or priests is available by calling 785-434-4553.

Free WiFi

Public wifi is available at no charge to our patients and visitors. Stop by the admission desk for login information.

Meals & Refreshments

Lunch is available to the public daily at the RCH Cafeteria (click here to view menu). Breakfast and dinner can be provided to visitors if requested in advance. Coffee and tea is available free of charge. Vending machines are available 24/7.

Gifts

The RCH Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday and managed by the Auxiliary volunteers with all proceeds invested back into the hospital. RCH Auxiliary also delivers local newspapers to each patient and provides other reading material from the hospital lobby. Patient mail is delivered daily. Flowers and plants will be delivered to a patient’s room as they arrive.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective April 1, 2007, the use of all tobacco products is prohibited within all buildings and on all properties owned by Rooks County Health Center and its subsidiaries and within all vehicles parked on these premises. This policy applies to all employees, patients, medical staff, students, contract personnel, volunteers, visitors and vendors.All patient rooms at RCH will be smoke-free in order to provide a healthy environment. Patients are not permitted to leave the medical center to go smoke. Patients admitted as inpatients who use tobacco products will be assessed by their admitting physician and, if necessary, tobacco cessation counseling and a nicotine replacement protocol will be implemented for the time that the patient is hospitalized.All patients upon registration will stipulate to the following via their signature on the general consent to treatment form: I understand that Rooks County Health Center is tobacco free. I cannot smoke or use tobacco of any kind in my room or anywhere in the hospital or its premises.

Transportation Services

Rooks County Transportation Service, Inc. serves the elderly, the handicapped and the general public. The service covers all of Rooks County with transportation provided to Graham County, Phillips County, Osborne County and Ellis County. Please call 785-434-4553, 24 hours in advance, to schedule a ride. Click here to learn more about Rooks County Transportation Services.

Visiting Hours

8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

(Use ER Entrance after 6 p.m.)

Transportation services available, call 785-434-4553 a day in advance to schedule a ride.


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