At The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, we want to provide you and your loved ones with the best healthcare experience possible. We remain diligent in our fight against COVID-19 and the health and safety of our patients, caregivers, and communities is our top priority.

While we understand the importance of in-hospital patients having family members and loved ones by their side, the following visitor policy is necessary in order to best protect patients and those providing care.

The current visitor policy is as follows:

  • One support person permitted 24/7 for all non-COVID antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum, pediatric, ICU, surgical and post-surgical patients
  • One support person permitted 24/7 for all ED and OBED patients
  • For NICU patients:
    • One support person allowed 24/7 (i.e. parent, legal guardian, grandparent)
      • Rotation of support person throughout the patient stay is discouraged to minimize exposure in the NICU
  • All 24/7 support persons must be aged 18 years or older. Support persons are required to follow The Woman’s Hospital of Texas’ safety policies:
    • Upon arrival, complete screening, screening attestation and hand sanitization processes
    • Adults only; 18 years or older
    • Wear a mask at all times (mouth and nose covered)
    • Practice hand hygiene
    • Adhere to social distancing guidelines

To minimize the exposure of COVID-19, we are discouraging the rotation of support person(s) throughout the patient stay. If/when support persons rotate, please note congregation in patient areas, such as hallways, is prohibited.

Exceptions to the visitor policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If a patient or family member has an extenuating circumstance, we will work with them to help accommodate their needs.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and support.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.