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 coronavirus (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 for non-COVID-19 antepartum, OBED, labor and delivery, postpartum, NICU, pediatric, ICU, surgical and post-surgical patients
- Support persons are only permitted in the ED for patients aged younger than 18 years
- Patients positive for COVID-19 may have one visitor between the hours of 6:00am - 6:00pm
- Visitor and support person requirements:
- 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 hospital waiting areas are closed and congregation in patient areas, such as hallways, is prohibited.
We also encourage communication through virtual visitation to stay connected from a distance.
Exceptions to the one 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.