Visitors are an important part of healthcare. Texas County Memorial Hospital strives to be as accommodating as possible in our visiting practices. We also realize that patients may need quiet and privacy; therefore, at times visitors may be inappropriate.
The following describes our general house-wide visiting practices. Individual departmental practices may be more restrictive than our general practices. Please consult with the department you will be visiting to find out the policies which pertain to that department.
Immediate Family Members and Clergy
Immediate family members and clergy are always welcome. Visitors between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. will need to obtain permission and a visitor’s pass from the Registration desk prior to 8:30 p.m. Visitors will be issued a pass that is color-coded to the nursing unit. This pass allows TCMH to provide better protection for our patients. Visitor passes are also available at each nurses’ station.
Children of any age may visit, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Each nursing unit has specific visiting policies which best meet the needs of patients. Please ask about specific visiting policies at the nurses’ station.
For our patients’ protection, our exterior doors are locked at 8:30 p.m. Your assistance in helping us keep our exterior doors secure will help ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.
Visitors arriving between 8:30 p.m. and 7 a.m. must enter through the emergency department. The admissions clerk will call the nursing floor and inquire if the patient is able to see visitors. If so, the admissions clerk will issue a pass authorizing access to the floor. Once at the floor, another pass must be obtained from the nursing station.
TCMH provides a parking lot for the convenience and safety of visitors. Visitors may park in front of the hospital or at the end of the South Wing.