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Visiting Hours and Policy

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Hospital and Facility Visitor Policies

Effective Thursday, July 1:
  • At all Methodist hospitals, patients are allowed healthy visitors aged two years old or older during visiting hours.
  • At all Methodist Physicians Clinic locations one healthy adult visitor is allowed.
  • For lab-confirmed COVID-positive patients: Patients will be permitted to have 1-2 vaccinated, healthy visitors per day.  Visitors to COVID-positive rooms must be fully vaccinated and will be required to show proof of vaccination. People are considered fully vaccinated:
    • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna)
    • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Visitors will be permitted to stay for up to 2 hours at a time.

The Emergency Departments at Methodist Hospital, Methodist Women’s Hospital, Methodist Fremont Health and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital allow one (1) visitor/support person to stay with an ED patient.

All visitors to any Methodist Health System facility will continue to be screened and must wear their masks, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors should be encouraged to continue social distancing efforts.

Other visitor policy updates are as follows: 
  • Outpatient Diagnostics, Cancer Center, and Hospital-Owned Clinics:
    • Asymptomatic support persons will be allowed at Methodist Fremont Health, Methodist Hospital, and Methodist Women’s Hospital
    • At Methodist Jennie Edmundson, two designated support persons are permitted per patient
  • Surgery/GI Lab:
    • Asymptomatic support persons are permitted in the pre-operative and waiting areas during regular visiting hours.
    • At Methodist Jennie Edmundson, two designated support persons are permitted in the pre-operative and waiting areas during regular visiting hours.
  • Cafeterias, Coffee Shops, Gift Shops:
    • Visitors may access cafeteria locations and coffee shop and gift shop spaces.
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 8:30 p.m.
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

Visitation for Dunklau Gardens at Methodist Fremont Health:
  • Must be scheduled through (402) 727-3577
  • No more than three (3) visitors at a time for up to 1 hour, frequency of visitation may be limited in order to accommodate all requested visits by all residents
  • Must screen at entry to the facility and follow appropriate infection control practice, including masking
  • Vaccinated visitors may touch their loved one in a private setting unmasked during their visit, depending on the resident’s vaccination status
  • Unvaccinated visitors must follow all protected health measures throughout their visit, may include a barrier during visitation

NOTE: Some exceptions may be discussed with the facilities administrative personnel or infection prevention.