Nacogdoches Medical Center is committed to the safety of our patients, medical staff, employees, and visitors. As we continue to respond to the effects of COVID-19 we will make adjustments within our COVID SAFE standards to provide the best care for the whole patient. We are happy to announce that the strict adherence to the infection control standards have allowed us the ability to further ease visitation restrictions.
As patients and visitors enter the hospital they will be asked to self-screen for COVID-19 exposure and symptoms, including fever or respiratory symptoms. If visitors are found to have symptoms the hospital will not allow them to visit. All visitors and patients will be required to wear a surgical mask, which will be provided by the hospital.
At this time, we are allowing:
- Two (2) visitors for admitted patients during visiting hours of 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
- One (1) adult visitor to stay overnight depending on patient needs related to safety
- Visitation in the Women’s and Infant department does require those under 12 to be household siblings.
- NICU allows the mother and one (1) other registered significant other.
Please communicate this with your loved ones who may want to visit.
Visitation in the Emergency Department and ICU will be restricted and handled on a case-by-case basis due to rapidly changing conditions.
Due to space limitations in our out-patient waiting areas and the need for social distancing, there will be one (1) visitors allowed for patients receiving out-patient testing and procedures (imaging and lab services).
The policy of no general visitation in a COVID Patient Care area will continue.
We are committed to keeping our patients, our staff and our community safe. Thank you for choosing Nacogdoches Medical Center. It is our pleasure to serve you.
Restrictions for Hospital Entry/Exit
We are limiting hospital entry points to facilitate employee, physician, visitor and vendor screening and community safety.
An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.