Visitation Policy*

Effective August 2, 2021 

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. A designated visitor is the visitor who first visits the patient that day.

Inpatients: Two designated visitors per day, limited to one at a time. Designated visitors may rotate once a day. One may stay overnight. For an end-of-life situation, visitation is limited to family.

Critical Care Unit (CCU) Patients: One designated visitor per shift. 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: Limited to two designated visitors (family member or caregiver) per maternity patient per stay in order to limit the number of total visitors.

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: Limit to 5 visitors at a time (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: Visitation is limited to one visitor (the patient’s designated driver) before and after surgery.

Emergency Department (ED) Patients: One designated visitor per patient, unless specified otherwise.

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

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Chills

Muscle pain  

Sore throat 

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)

Revised 7/29/2021