New Visitation Policy at Houston Methodist

Houston Methodist has released the following information regarding a change in policy:

New Visitation Policies Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

To protect our patients, visitors, employees and physicians as COVID-19 continues to spread, Houston Methodist campuses will no longer permit visitors.

Compassionate exceptions will be made, for visitors over the age of 18, in situations including:

• Maternity, postpartum and NICU patients: One healthy partner/parent

• Disabled patients: One healthy visitor

• Critical patients: One healthy visitor

• End-of-life patients: Two healthy visitors at a time

• Discharge patients: One healthy visitor to assist

If you are in the ER for COVID-19 evaluation or have tested positive for the virus, you will *not* be permitted visitors.

We encourage everyone to use electronic communication, such as a smartphone or video chat, in place of in-person visitation whenever possible. However, if a person feels an exception is needed, they can speak to a staff member.

Additional Visitor Policy Information

Visitors must also be screened by answering questions and having your temperatures checked, and they will be asked to wear a wristband.

Thank you for embracing these restrictions as a way we can protect everyone in our facilities and do our part to try to stop the spread of this disease.

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