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Visiting Hours and Policy

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Hospital and Facility Visitor Policies

  • At Methodist Hospital, non-COVID-19 hospitalized patients will be allowed one healthy adult visitor, once per day.
  • At Methodist Women’s Hospital non-COVID-19 hospitalized patients are allowed one healthy adult visitor at a time.
  • At Methodist Fremont Health and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, non-COVID-19 hospitalized patients are allowed one healthy adult visitor per day.

No visitors will be allowed in our emergency department waiting rooms, except for Methodist Fremont Health where 1 (one) visitor will be allowed to accompany non-Covid+ screened patients and if there are no special circumstances. At all other hospital locations, visitors will be allowed once the patient has been placed in an emergency department patient care room.

Visitor hours are as follows:
    • Methodist Hospital/Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital: 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • Methodist Women’s Hospital: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Methodist Fremont Health: 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Visitor guidelines for the behavioral health units at Methodist Fremont Health and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital do vary from the health system policy.
Visitor guidelines:
  • Visitors must remain in the patient room or in the pre-op area with the patient during visiting hours.
  • This policy change does NOT apply to COVID-19 positive patients who are hospitalized.
  • Only one support person per pediatric patient will be permitted. These individuals can only be parents, guardians, or family care partners.
  • Visitors of surgical patients at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital will be asked to leave when the patient goes to pre-op and will be called to return for post-op instruction or admission room assignment.
  • Visitors must also adhere to our current masking and screening guidelines.
  • A no-visitor policy remains in place at our hospital outpatient service locations or at any Methodist Physicians Clinic site.
Exceptions to the policy are as follows:
  • Patients receiving end-of-life care as determined by the care team.
  • NICU and postpartum infant limited to parents or parent and designated health partner.
  • Dependent adult needing special assistance from a support person as determined by the care team.
  • Pediatric/minor patient limited to one parent/guardian.
  • Patients who require assistance with medical decision-making.
  • One support person allowed to accompany each high-risk obstetrics patient during prenatal visits.
  • At Methodist Fremont Health and Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center, one support person allowed to accompany each oncology patient during oncology-related appointments.