Our hospital is closely monitoring the updates in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We are taking all precautions and are prepared to treat our patients if they become ill. 

Safety is our First Priority:

Here are just some of the ways we are protecting our patients and staff.

  • Limited visitation policy - see below for the most updated policy
  • All patients and those coming into the hospital must wear a mask
  • Staff wearing proper PPE at all times (including but not limited to masks, shields, gloves, & gowns)
  • Ensuring social distancing by limiting the amount of seating in our waiting areas
  • High touch public areas are cleaned all throughout the day, special attention to waiting areas, restrooms, hand rails and door knobs
  • UV Moon beam cleaning system used in the public restrooms
  • Hand sanitizer throughout the building
  • Spreading out appointment times to allow for extra time between appointments for extra cleaning of equipment
  • Phone registration and outdoor collection for COVID testing
  • Separate routes for suspect cases into the hospital than those without




To limit exposure and protect our guests and staff, the following interim visitation adjustments have been made:

Effective  9/21/20


Point of entry will be the Outpatient/Emergency Department entrance except for surgery patients.

All entering the Hospital will be asked the reason for the visit.  Visitors will receive temperature and COVID-19 screening.


Outpatient Visitors

  • Visitors accompanying a patient for outpatient services should be limited to promote social distancing and reduce congestion in outpatient waiting areas by using the following criteria:
    • The visitor is needed to assist the patient with mobility issues
    • The visitor is needed for cognitive or emotional support
  • All visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All visitors must bring a mask (surgical or cloth) and wear throughout visitation, covering both nose and mouth,
    • Promote visitors bringing their own mask to preserve PPE.
  • Emergency and Surgical patients arriving for treatment and services may have one visitor regardless of mobility, cognitive or emotional needs
  • Pediatric patients (less than 18 years old) will be allowed two visitors who are parent or guardian. Age restriction not applicable to parent only. 


Inpatient Visitors

  • All visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All visitors must bring a mask (surgical or cloth) and wear throughout visitation, covering both nose and mouth,
    • Promote visitors bringing their own mask to preserve PPE.
  • All visitors are screened for COVID-19 prior to entry (temperature, symptoms, exposure history),
    • Failure results in no-entry.
  • All visitors are required to sign in and out,
    • A visitor patient room identification badge will be issued upon sign-in and must be returned at the end of the visit.
    • Badges are to prominently displayed.
  • Inpatient visitation is limited to one person per day.
  • Inpatient visitor hours: 11 a.m-7 p.m.
  • Visitors must remain in the patient’s room while visiting on 2 West, 2 East, ICU, and OB.
  • Pediatric patients will be allowed two visitors who are parent or guardian (age restriction not applicable to parent). No siblings under the age of 18 year old.


COVID-19 Positive Patient Visitors (Per 7/15/2020 CDC Guidance)

  • Inpatient visitor guidelines are applied with the requirement of only one dedicated visitor for the patient’s entire length of stay.
  • The visitor is provided instruction and required to sign and follow the COVID-19 (Corona virus) Visitor Waiver.
  • The visitor may only visit the patient room.
  • Visitation may be adjusted on a case by case basis due to visitor or patient risks.


Obstetric Visitors

OB will continue with one designated birth partner per current guidelines.

Visiting times may be suspended at any time for the safety of our staff and patients. Please call for more information about the policy and before arrival to confirm visiting is allowed.

 ICU - 419-354-8924 

2 West - 419-354-8741 (Rooms 2100 – 2127) 

2 East – 419-354-8742 (Rooms 2200 -2227)


Surgical Support Person or Rehabilitation Patients

  • All must have their temperature taken upon entry and wear a mask while in the hospital- face shields do not take the place of face masks but may be worn in addition to a face mask.
  • Surgery patients and support person may enter through the surgery door near the main entrance. 



  • All outpatients will continue to enter through the Emergency Department entrance.


First floor cafeteria and gift shop will be open but visitors must use social distancing and wear a mask. 


Thanks to our Staff

We have dedicated a place to share thanks, encouragement or well wishes for our staff as they work to care for our community. We will be sharing these messages with them through our internal newsletter and social media. Click here and click add to share a message or image.

An important message from the Wood County Health Department, Bowling Green City, Bowling Green State University and Wood County Hospital.


Wood County Hospital announcements will be shared as they become available. For immediate updates, follow us on twitter @WCHosp.

What we know

What you should know

The most up-to-date information on the virus

ODH Director's Stay at Home Order

FAQ's Regarding Stay at Home Order


What to do if you have symptoms

CDC fact sheet

Ohio updates

Government updates

Donations - including PPE



How is COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is spread in the same way that seasonal flu can be spread, from person to person within close contact and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Spread can be prevented by avoiding crowded/close conditions and frequent hand hygiene.

Who are at high risk?

Populations at high risk of severe illness are the elderly, and persons with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, COPD, or CHF.

Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. For more information about those at risk, visit the CDC’s current Risk Assessment page.

Where can I get more information?

For the latest information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, click here. 

To contact the Ohio Department of Health call 1(833) 427-5634

To contact the Wood County Health Department, visit their website or call (419) 352-8402