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COVID-19 Resources


In an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, influenza, and other infectious diseases to protect patients and staff members, and in accordance with guidance from the Ohio Hospital Association, on Friday, March 20, Van Wert Health - Hospital implemented a revised visitation policy. 

  • Intensive Care and Acute Care Units: No visitors allowed for adult patients. 
  • Pediatrics: Two authorized adult visitors will be allowed for the duration of a patient’s stay.
  • Maternity: For mothers laboring and delivering, they will be allowed one visitor to be with them throughout their stay.
  • Emergency Department: One authorized parent/guardian per pediatric patient.
  • Patients facing end-of-life: We will work with families to ensure that they are able to be with their family member.
  • Patients who require assistance: One visitor may accompany adult individuals with special needs.
  • Case by case exceptions may be made if needed. 

We encourage people to remain in contact with your loved ones through phone calls, texting, video chats, etc.  We thank the community for helping maintain a healthy environment for everyone at our hospital. 

Additionally, you may send an e-Message to you loved one in the hospital! Send us a private message via Facebook or email us ( with the message you have for your loved one, we'll print it out and personally deliver to their hospital room. We pledge to you to do whatever it takes to get through this together.


The Van Wert County General Health District in conjunction with Van Wert Health are requesting that those presenting mild and manageable symptoms of COVID-19 to stay at home and self-isolate. If you have questions, please reach out to your primary care provider. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. If you cannot manage your symptoms, please contact your primary care provider for further instruction.

Van Wert Health North is also available to triage patients requiring care. If you have increasing shortness of breath, please go to the Emergency Room.

Unless you are having severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, do not go to the Emergency Room.

If you have severe symptoms of COVID-19 and plan to go to the ER, please call 419-238-2390 to let them know you’re coming. Do not go to the Emergency Room requesting to be tested for COVID-19. There are limited test lists available which are reserved for hospitalized high-risk patients. We appreciate the cooperation of our providers and patients as we work through this challenging situation.

If you have questions about coronavirus, the COVID-19 Helpline is available 24 hours daily. Call or text: 419-203-9161


Up-to-date statewide information for the State of Ohio is available at The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides the most timely and accurate information for the entire nation, including travel information, prevention and treatment tips, and other resources, and is available at: