Before visiting, please review our current visitor policies and COVID-19 information.

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Methodist Hospital Visiting Hours and Policy

Visiting Hours
Visitor hours at Methodist Hospital are 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hospital and Facility Visitor Policies



Hospitals and Clinics within Acute Care Hospitals:

  • All adult and child visitors/support persons will continue to be screened and must be capable of wearing well-fitted, hospital-grade, multilayer procedural masks.
  • Fabric masks, gaiters, vented masks, face shields and bandanas are not allowed.
  • Fabric masks over surgical masks and nonvented N95/KN95 masks may be allowed.
  • Appropriate masks will be provided at entrances.

Visitors and Support Persons

Cancer Center:

  • There are no restrictions on the number of support persons allowed to accompany a patient at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, Hospital-Owned Clinics and Outpatient Diagnostics.


  • There are no restrictions on the number of visitors who may visit non-COVID patients during regular visiting hours. Visitors may access all public areas and do not need to leave the hospital immediately after visiting patients.
  • Lab-confirmed COVID-positive patients will be permitted to have up to two visitors at a time during regular visiting hours. Visitors should not access public areas during or after their visit and should leave the hospital after visiting the patient.
  • In Surgical Care Settings, two support persons are permitted in the waiting areas during regular visiting hours at hospital locations.

Emergency Departments:

  • The Emergency Department (ED) allows up to two visitors/support persons to stay with an ED patient.

Critical Care and Other Specialty Units:

  • Critical care and other specialty units may have additional visitor-specific guidelines.


  • Patients receiving end-of-life care as determined by the care team are an exception to the policies above.
  • Additional exceptions may be discussed with the facility's administrative personnel or infection prevention experts.
Cafeteria and Gift Shop
Visitors are encouraged to stay in the patients’ rooms and waiting areas, but may access the cafeteria, coffee shop and gift shop.
Patient and Visitor Services
Learn about additional patient and visitor services, such as interpreters, spiritual care and service animals.