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Day Kimball Healthcare is observing a number of visitation restrictions at Day Kimball Hospital, Day Kimball Medical Group, and Day Kimball Healthcare Center locations due to the ongoing pandemic.


At Day Kimball Hospital, whether you are a patient or visitor, we strive to make your visit a pleasurable one. To help ensure a positive experience, please review the information and guidelines below prior to your visit.

Important Phone Numbers

  • Main Switchboard: 860-928-6541 or 860-774-3366
  • Gift Shop: 860-928-6541, ext. 2310
  • TTY: Dial 711 and provide any of the numbers above you wish to call to be connected via TTY.

Parking

Free Parking
Free and secure parking is available to all Day Kimball patients and visitors. Our parking lots are adjacent to the main, emergency and professional building entrances and are well-lit overnight.

Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Main Entrance (Entrance A)
Use this entrance Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon. For those visiting outside those hours or on holidays, please enter the hospital via the Emergency Department (Entrance E).

Visitor Entrance (Entrance E)
Visitors can use the Emergency Entrance (Entrance E), 24/7 for emergency services. Access when all other entrances are closed. 

Day Kimball Healthcare is observing a number of visitation restrictions across our facilities due to the ongoing pandemic. The following is the latest regarding DKH's visitor restrictions:

  • No visitors for Covid-positive and/or PUI (Patients Under Investigation) patients in any department.
  • ​Obstetric inpatients will be allowed one designated accompanying adult person (age 18+) during their stay. Read the full policy >
  • Pediatric Operating Room or Emergency Department patients will be allowed two accompanying adults (age 18+) during their stay.
    Adult ACU/OR patients will be allowed one accompanying adult (age 18+).
  • Adult ED patients will be allowed two visitors preferably one at a time. This may be changed to both visitors at the same time at the discretion of the clinical staff.
  • Hospice patients or Comfort Measures Only patients will be allowed one visitor at a time. The restriction of one visitor can be altered at the discretion of the clinical staff. Visitors need to wait in their vehicle and enter the hospital only when the other visitor has left.
  • Patients with outpatient testing and procedures may have one accompanying adult (age 18+).
  • Hematology/Oncology patients may have one accompanying adult (age 18+). This may be altered to include others at the discretion of the clinical team.
  • Med/Surg and ICU patients are allowed to have two adult visitors between the hours of 3:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m, one visitor at a time unless approved by the clinical staff.
  • Inpatient Behavioral Health are restricting visitors; on rare occasions the clinical staff may make alterations.
  • Exceptions will be considered for all individuals with developmental, physical, mental and/or other disabilities/challenges.

PLEASE NOTE: All visitors will be screened for risk factors of COVID-19. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering at all times while they are in the hospital. If a visitor has high risk factors or shows symptoms of illness we will ask that an alternate visitor be identified, as this person will not be allowed in the hospital or clinical settings.

In very limited circumstances, exceptions may be made to this visiting policy at the discretion of medical and/or nursing leadership. These temporary accompaniment restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.

DKH understands these measures may create a significant hardship for both patients and families. However, DKH believes that at this time this is the best way to protect the vulnerable patients who have trusted DKH with their care.

DKH recognizes that interacting with friends and family can be helpful to the healing process and strongly encourages everyone to utilize other forms of support for their loved ones, such as phone calls, video chats on cell phones or other mobile devices.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we continue to make patient health and safety our top priority. 

Cafeteria

The cafeteria serves a varied menu of healthy and delicious foods. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

The Shop at Day Kimball Hospital

The Shop, Day Kimball Hospital's gift shop, is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and occasionally in the evening. 

The Shop has a wonderful selection of unique and seasonal gift items. Purchases at The Shop are tax free and complimentary gift wrapping is offered with each sale. All proceeds go directly to the Day Kimball Hospital Woman’s Board general fund and ultimately help to purchase medical equipment for the hospital.

The Shop is operated and managed solely by a dedicated group of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering some time (you need not be a Woman’s Board member to volunteer) you may contact Janet Johnson, Volunteer Services Coordinator for Day Kimball Hospital at (860) 928-6541 ext. 2279.

Learn more about the Woman's Board >

Wireless Internet Access (WiFi) for Guests

Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) service is provided for patients and their families. This service is available throughout most areas of the main hospital campus in Putnam and selected other locations. To connect, look for the “dkh_guestnet” wireless connection, which should automatically appear on your Wi-Fi connected device. 

Read the DKH Guest Wireless Acceptable Use Policy >

Security

The hospital is protected by members of our trained professional security staff, on duty and at your service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Safety/Security Department provides traffic control, parking assistance, and general security throughout the facility, and on hospital grounds.

All jewelry and money, except for small change for miscellaneous purchases, should be left at home. The hospital shall not be responsible for loss to items including documents, cash, dental work or dental prosthetics, eyeglasses, credit cards, hearing aids, and items of unusual value or size that have not or can not be placed in the Hospital safe.

Smoking Policy

Day Kimball is a smoke-free facility to ensure a healthy environment for our employees, patients and visitors. There are designated smoking areas outside the hospital.

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