At Nacogdoches Memorial, we recognize the importance of support from family and friends to our patients’ overall care and recovery, but we also recognize that safety is of the utmost importance to the health of our patients, staff and community. Please help support our mission by respecting these visitation policies in effect until further notice. Welcome to Nacogdoches Memorial Health. Where people come first.
Two designated visitors, identified upon admission, will be allowed with the expectation that visitors and patient will be masked at all times. In order to avoid unnecessary exposure, patients are encouraged to designate as their visitors close family members and people who will be involved in caregiving at discharge.
Visitor Rules and Guidelines
- Visitors must be 18+.
- All approved visitors will be screened for temperature, respiratory symptoms and possible exposure upon entry to the hospital.
- Visitors will not be granted access if screening is failed or refused.
- Visitors will be fitted with a screening bracelet, which must be worn at all times during the visit.
- Visitors are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
- Hand sanitizing will be required upon entry to the facility and at intermittent locations.
- In the interest of infection control, the visiting of multiple patients by one person will not be allowed.
- No visitors will be allowed on COVID units.
- Visitors may briefly visit the Bright Café, Coffee Spot, vending areas or rest rooms, if needed.
Visitation Policies and Procedures
- Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week in non-critical areas. Some specialty areas have unique visitor guidelines that will be shared on each particular unit.
- ICU visiting hours are for 30 minutes at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
- ER will allow only one visitor per patient as circumstances permit.
- Surgical and medical procedure visitors may escort the patient to registration and remain in the designated waiting rooms/lobbies during the patient’s procedure.
- Bomar Rehab visitation hours are Monday - Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If a patient doesn’t have therapy on Saturday, adjustments may be made in visiting hours on a case-by-case basis.
- Pediatric parent must remain with child at all times.
- Women & Children’s Health Services visitation guidelines have been developed to reflect the unique needs of the population served. Patient Visitor Designation and NICU Visitation Guidelines are available within the department, at the hospital screening desk, from your Healthcare Providers and from the hospital website.
Though Nacogdoches Memorial Health has taken every known precaution to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the contagious nature of the coronavirus means that a possibility remains that you could still contract the virus while in any public place, including the hospital. Please follow the guidelines set out by staff and signage to protect yourself and decrease the risk of exposure. Nacogdoches Memorial Health assumes no responsibility should transmission of coronavirus/COVID-19 occur during any visitation of the hospital facility or its other affiliated locations.
Care First Clinics and Nacogdoches Memorial Professional Group Offices
- One visitor, age 18 years and above, per patient for physician office visits.
- Walk-in appointments are available.
- If you are sick and need to be seen, please call your provider’s office for an appointment, so accommodations can be made to best protect you, other patients and our healthcare staff.
- If you are sick and have an appointment with one of the NMPG specialists (urology, surgery, gynecology), please call your primary care provider to be evaluated. We will only see sick patients at our specialty clinics under special circumstances.
- Obstetric patients who are ill should call the clinic or office before coming to regularly scheduled prenatal appointments.
- Urology and general surgery patients should call the clinic for assessment if you have an urgent need.
Important Ways to Slow the Spread
For more information on COVID-19, click on the CDC page here and the Department of State Health Services info page here.
Sincerely wishing you continued good health!