Last updated October 13, 2021
New restrictions at Harborview Medical Center in effect starting October 19
Frequently asked questions about Harborview
- All COVID-19 tests except antibody blood tests will be allowed. Proof of a negative test may be paper or electronic and must include the name of the person tested, type of test performed, test result, and date of collection.
- Antibody blood tests will not be accepted because they indicate a previous COVID-19 infection or vaccination rather than current COVID-19 status.
- Visitors and individuals accompanying an outpatient who have symptoms of COVID-19 will not be allowed into our facilities.
- All individuals 2 years and older must wear a mask at all times while in our facilities.
- No eating or drinking except in designated areas.
- Inpatients may only have 1 to 2 visitors per day; once they leave, the patient can have no more visitors that day.
- Outpatients should try to come to their visit alone unless they need a caregiver.
You must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test collected within 3 days of your visit.
No, our staff will not be able to look up your records. If you received your vaccination at one of our facilities and you are registered for MyChart, you can access your information and show us on your phone or print a copy of your record. Anyone who received a vaccination in Washington state can look up their record through https://myirmobile.com. You must provide proof of vaccination each time you visit regardless of where you were vaccinated.
Vendors Doing Business with UW Medicine
UW Medical Center – Montlake, UW Medical Center – Northwest and Valley Medical Center
COVID-19 remains a serious public health threat. The following restrictions are in place:
- Visitors will not be allowed in the rooms of patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, except for limited situations such as end of life.
- Visitors will be screened upon entry and will only be allowed if they do not have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Visitors cannot have pending COVID-19 tests that were taken due to symptoms or exposure to a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
- Visitors cannot have tested positive and still be within their isolation period or have been in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
- Visitors 2 years of age and older (even if fully vaccinated) must wear masks at all times while in our facilities.
- Visitors must stay in the patient’s room except when arriving or departing the facility.
- Visitors may not consume food or beverages in the lobbies, waiting areas, shared patient spaces or when healthcare workers are present in the patient care space.
Your cooperation in observing these restrictions is appreciated and will help us provide the safe environment that is necessary to continue to welcome visitors to our hospitals and clinics.
UW Medicine outpatient clinics encourage our patients to come alone to their appointments. When necessary, we can allow these exceptions:
- Patients may have one adult accompany them. For Harborview Medical Center clinics, review details to Visitor Restrictions at Harborview Medical Center.
- Postpartum patients may bring their newborns.
- Patients may bring their children if they have no alternative.
Vendors Doing Business with UW Medicine
Important vaccine requirement update for our vendors, suppliers and contractors
UW Medicine is requiring all vendors, suppliers and contractors working on-site at any UW Medicine facility to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or otherwise exempted from the vaccine requirement no later than Monday, October 18, 2021, in accordance with the Governor’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Proclamation 21-14.1. For more information, please see a copy of our notification.
As a supplier, vendor or contractor of UW Medicine, you are responsible for 1) determining whether the Proclamation applies to you and 2) ensuring your representatives, including employees and subcontractors, comply with this requirement. To confirm compliance, all suppliers and vendors working on-site at UW Medicine must complete and return the COVID-19 Vaccination Declaration form. A Docusign eSignature Vaccination Declaration form is provided for your convenience here.
For questions about these requirements, please first review the Proclamation above, and review the FAQs from the Office of the Governor. For remaining questions, vendors, suppliers, and contractors can contact email@example.com directly.
Here is the list of compliant non-Vendormate vendors who have completed the declaration and are approved to work on-site at UW Medicine.