Memorial Hermann to update visitors policy, effective February 11
HOUSTON (February 10, 2021) – Hermann Memorial recognizes the importance of family support in the healing process and effective Thursday, February 11, the healthcare system will begin allowing one adult visitor (18 years and over) per patient per day. This new policy applies to their hospitals, as well as to TIRR Hermann Memorial and Katy rehab.
Pediatrics * will allow two adult visitors (18 years and over) per patient per day and one adult visitor (18 years and over) overnight will be permitted for labor and delivery and pediatric patients. (* Updated 11/2/21)
Memorial Hermann’s outpatient facilities, including Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers, Memorial Hermann Breast Care Centers, Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation locations and Memorial Hermann Medical Group clinics will continue to apply a no-visit policy with very limited exceptions until further notice to ensure social distancing in waiting areas. University Square, a Memorial Hermann skilled nursing facility and independent adult living community, continues to adhere to state guidelines for visiting nursing homes.
All visitors will be required to undergo a medical examination and be provided with a mask to wear upon entry and throughout their visit. Additional details of the updated Visitors Policy include:
- One visitor (18 years and over) will be allowed per patient per day.
- Age restrictions do not apply to visitors under the age of 18 who present to the emergency center with a patient. Minors accompanying patients to the emergency center may stay with the patient.
- Visiting hours for all Memorial Hermann, TIRR Memorial Hermann and Katy Rehab hospitals are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Visitors of day surgery patients will be allowed to remain on site until the patient is released as long as social distancing is not compromised in the waiting area.
- No night visitors are allowed.
- One adult visitor (18 years and over) per day for patients in contact isolation. No visitors for patients in droplets, airborne or in combination with isolation precautions.
- Family members can visit patients in palliative care or supportive medicine.
- Visitors can use the cafeterias and cafes of the hospitals.
Very limited compassionate exceptions to the amended visitor policy will be made for areas including, but not limited to, the NICU, Pediatrics, and Labor and Delivery, and will be managed by each facility.
Memorial Hermann continues to encourage the use of video chat programs on your personal device to visit loved ones who cannot visit in person.
For more information and details on the updated visitor policy, visit their website.
Source: Hermann Memorial