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

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Visiting Hours and Policy

Due to the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19, Methodist hospital and facility visitor policies are reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2022:

Masking

Clinics:

  • Masking is optional at some Methodist Health System clinics.
  • When visiting a Methodist Clinic – please be mindful of the posted signage indicating if a mask is required.
  • Our staff are also happy to assist and provide clarification.

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

Clinics:

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

Hospitals:

  • 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, NICU and Other Specialty Units:

  • Critical care, NICU and other specialty units may have additional visitor-specific guidelines.
  • In Inpatient Behavioral Health Settings, two adult support persons per day are permitted.

Exceptions

  • 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.
FOR LOCATION SPECIFIC VISITING HOURS AND POLICIES, SELECT FROM THE OPTIONS BELOW.

Methodist Fremont Health Visitor Policy

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Methodist Hospital Visitor Policy

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Methodist Jennie Edmundson Visitor Policy

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Methodist Women's Hospital Visitor Policy

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Methodist Physicians Clinic Visitor Policy

Masking is optional at some Methodist Physician Clinics. Please be mindful of the posted signage indicating if a mask is required. There are no restrictions on the number of support persons allowed to accompany a patient.

Methodist Dunklau Gardens Visitor Policy

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More COVID-19 Resources

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