Beth Israel Lahey Health has taken a number of steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in order keep our patients and staff safe. You can review our Safe Care plan here to learn more about what we’re doing to ensure your safety when you visit one of our facilities. Additional information on COVID-19 can be found here.

Visitor Policy

We understand the importance of being able to visit a patient while they are in the hospital, and we are pleased to welcome visitors to BID Needham. Inpatient visiting hours are from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

  • Each hospitalized patient is allowed one visitor per day.
  • Each ambulatory patient is allowed one support person.
  • Children under the age of 18 may not visit unless they are visiting a hospitalized parent or sibling and are at least 12 years old.
  • All visitors and patients must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and recent exposure.
  • Visitors must maintain a distance of 6 feet from others during their visit.
  • All visitors must wear a hospital-provided surgical mask, fully covering the nose and mouth, at all times.

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) Attestation Forms

During the COVID-19 public health emergency, in order to ensure Massachusetts’ health care system had the capacity to address the pandemic, some health care services and procedures were limited or temporarily put on hold, while many services were conducted remotely using telehealth. Emergency services and other essential health and human services continued during this time.

Phase 1

On May 18, 2020 the Commonwealth issued new guidelines to hospitals and health care providers in accordance with the state’s four-phase reopening plan, to allow some non-emergency procedures or deferred care that may now need attention. Hospitals and Community Health Centers began this reopening May 18, and all other providers began on May 25. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 1 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on May 18, 2020. By having submitted this form, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham attests to meeting the Phase 1 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance. View BID Needham's Signed Attestation form

Phase 2

On June 6, 2020 the Commonwealth issued new guidelines allowing health care providers at the start of Phase 2 to incrementally resume in-person elective, non-urgent procedures and services, including routine office visits, dental visits, and vision care, subject to ongoing compliance with public health and safety standards. In addition, providers were able to resume elective cosmetic procedures, in compliance with public health guidance, beginning June 24, 2020. Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham has submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 2 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on June 6, 2020. By having submitted this form, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham attests to meeting the Phase 2 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance. View BID Needham's Signed Attestation Form

Phase 3

On July 6, 2020 health care providers may continue to provide in-person procedures and services as authorized in Phase 2, with the addition of certain group treatment programs and day programs.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needhamhas submitted the Acute Care Hospital Phase 3 Reopen Attestation Form to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) on July 7, 2020. By having submitted this form, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham attests to meeting the Phase 3 criteria and standards in the DPH Hospital Reopening Guidance. View BID Needham's Signed Attestation Form

Additional information about the reopening plan is available at the Commonwealth's Reopening Website.