Updated August 6, 2020
Medical City Healthcare visitation guidelines
Medical City Healthcare is taking proactive measures to help ensure the health and safety of patients, caregivers, colleagues and our communities. Adjusted visitor access and screening are tools to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The following guidelines take effect on Friday, August 7, 2020.
General visitation guidelines for non-COVID-19 patients
To ensure a safe care environment, we are only permitting one (1) visitor at a time per 24-hour period.
Visitors must meet screening criteria:
- Hospital staff will pre-screen all visitors (using standard pre-screening questions) and require visitors to wear masks.
- Visitors must be 16 years of age or older.
- All visitors will be required to wear an identifying armband indicating they have been screened.
- Individuals with new unexplained COVID-like symptoms, or exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual, may not visit.
- Overnight visitors are also limited to guidelines outlined above.
- Visitors must try to maintain a 6 ft. distance from others and may not congregate in hallways, lobbies, or cafeteria.
Exceptions to allow visitors to change more frequently than every 24 hours
- Pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients
- Patients with disabilities or impairments warranting assistance
- Critically ill patients who may be at end of life
Visitors of patients with positive COVID-19 or Patient Under Investigation (PUI):
- Visitors will be asked to defer in-person visitation in favor of alternative methods for patient and visitor interactions, such as video-call applications on mobile phones or tablets.
- Facilities can consider exceptions based on end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential for the patient’s emotional well-being and care. These visitors will be required to wear appropriate PPE.
Exposed visitors (e.g., contact with COVID-19 patient prior to admission) should be advised to report any signs and symptoms of acute illness to their healthcare provider for a period of at least 14 days after the last known exposure to the sick patient.
Medical City Green Oaks is closed to visitors at this time.
Thank you for your steadfast commitment to our patients, to each other, and to our community.