The safety of our colleagues, patients and visitors remains our priority. As the regional COVID–19 positivity rate continues to increase we have made the decision to revise our current visitation policy.

We are taking proactive measures to help ensure the health and safety of patients, caregivers, colleagues and our communities. Visitor access and screening, are tools that we have implemented.

ONE visitor per patient (*except for COVID-19 Units) will be permitted into the main hospital during visitor hours: 6am – 8pm.

ONE visitor and a Doula (If the patient is using one) will be permitted in the Labor & Delivery Unit.

NO visitors are permitted in the main ER, Southwood, Lake Jackson or Gadsden freestanding Emergency Rooms. (Exceptions are for pediatric patients and patients with a disability or impairment that requires assistance.)

Visitors with respiratory symptoms—fever, cough, or shortness of breath—or exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual, will be asked to refrain from entering.

Visitors are welcome to enter through the front lobby of the main hospital during the visiting hours of 6am- 8pm.

Patients seeking emergency care in the main ER will enter through the ER entrance, open 24/7.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we strive to keep our patients and colleagues safe.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.