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Visiting Hours and Policy

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Hospital and Facility Visitor Policies

  • At Methodist Hospital, Methodist Fremont Health and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, non-COVID-19 hospitalized patients are allowed to have two (2) asymptomatic (healthy) visitors per day – one at a time. 
  • At Methodist Women’s Hospital non-COVID-19 hospitalized patients are allowed one healthy adult visitor at a time.
  • At all Methodist Physicians Clinic locations one healthy adult visitor is allowed.

Due to social distancing requirements, visitors will not be allowed to wait with patients in emergency department waiting room. Visitors should be asked to wait in their car until the patient is in a room and then they may come back to the room. One healthy adult support person will be allowed back to the room with the patient. Exceptions will be made by the emergency department leadership and/or providers based on individual patient needs.

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.
  • Inpatient behavioral health patients under the age of 18, will be allowed two asymptomatic (healthy) support persons per day at Methodist Fremont Health and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital. 
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.
  • At all Methodist Physicians Clinic locations one healthy adult visitor is allowed.

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.
  • Only one support person per pediatric patient will be permitted. These individuals can only be parents, guardians, or family care partners.
  • 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.