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.