Updated May 4, 2021
NMHS Implements New Visitation Policy
Children under age 17 not permitted.
Visitation is restricted for all patients, with further clarification for specific facilities and units, to protect our patients, visitors and staff. Designated visitors are the first two visitors who visit the patient that day, and may not change until the next day.
Inpatients: Two designated visitors per day. One may stay overnight. For an end-of-life situation, visitation is limited to family.
Critical Care Unit (CCU) Patients: Two designated visitors per day. One visitor may stay overnight. Must adhere to critical care guidelines for visitation. (Pamphlet given with this information upon admission.) For an end-of-life situation, visitation is limited to family.
Pediatric Patients: Visitation is currently restricted to mother and father or support person only.
COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients: No visitors. For an end-of-life situation, visitation is limited to family.
COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients with mental status issues or significant disabilities: A family caregiver may be present.
NMMC Women’s Hospital, NMMC Gilmore-Amory and NMMC-West Point: Two designated visitors per maternity patient per day. One may stay overnight. For an end-of-life situation, visitation is limited to family.
NMMC Women’s Hospital NICU, NMMC Gilmore-Amory NICU: For the protection of our babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, visitation is currently restricted to mother and father or support person only.
Inpatient Hospice Patients: Non-COVID-19 Patients: Two visitors at a time for a maximum of five per day (may rotate). For COVID-19 Patients: Two visitors per patient for entire day. No swapping out on visitors. No overnight visitors. No COVID-19 positive visitors. Once a visitor leaves patient’s room, he/she is not to return until the next day.
Outpatient Surgical Patients: Limited to two designated visitors.
Emergency Department (ED) Patients: Limited to two designated visitors.
ED COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients: No visitors. For an end-of-life situation, a patient may have two designated visitors.
We ask that individuals who meet these visitation guidelines refrain from visiting:
If you have had a positive COVID-19 test in the last 14 days, are currently waiting on results of COVID-19 test, or are isolating because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19
If you have any signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection in the past 48 hours
Temperature of 100 degrees F or higher
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
New loss of taste or smell
Masks are required.
Visitors who do not follow personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines will be asked to leave the premises to protect the safety of our patients and staff.
*Policy subject to change (based upon number of COVID-19 cases in the community)