For Family & Visitors

Get All the Visiting Information You Need

Are you planning to visit a loved one at Valley Baptist Medical Center? Maybe you want to send a greeting card or an email. Or perhaps you want to volunteer at one of our hospitals. From our gift shop location to visiting hours, you can find all the information visitors need right here. Spend more time with your loved ones and less time navigating our facilities.

Dining Options

Valley Baptist Medical Center has several dining options for you when you’re visiting friends and family during their hospitalization:

Valley Baptist — Harlingen

At Valley Baptist — Harlingen, please visit:

The Cafeteria

Located in the Central/West Tower

Hours: Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Java City
Located in the South Tower

Hours: Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Valley Baptist — Brownsville

At Valley Baptist — Brownsville, please enjoy our cafeteria, located in the hospital's basement. It offers many dining options, including a “Balanced Choices” daily menu with healthy options.

The cafeteria is open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Meal service times are as follows:

Breakfast: 6:30–10 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Dinner: 4–6:30 p.m.

In addition, Java City is open Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and offers a variety of coffees such as cappuccino, latte, flavored beverages and more. It is located to the right of the main hospital lobby.

Vending machines can be found in three locations at the hospital: Outside the cafeteria (soft drinks, snacks), emergency department (Includes a variety of soft drinks and snack items) and outpatient area/MICU waiting (a variety of soft drinks and snacks are available).

Visiting Hours and Policies

We want our visitor experience to be as welcoming and straightforward as our patient experience. Learn about visiting hours and visitation policies.

Gifts and Support

Valley Baptist offers three gift shop locations in the South Tower, East Tower and Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville front lobby. Learn more about gift shop locations and hours.

Cheer Cards

Brighten a loved one’s day with our Cheer Card service: a free way to send a get-well card during his or her hospital stay. Send a Cheer Card.

Hospital Volunteer Opportunities

You can find volunteers opportunities in more than 30 different hospital departments, with a wide range of duties to make your desires and/or skill set. Learn more about adult and student volunteer opportunities.

Learn more about gifts shops and patient support available at our medical centers in Brownsville and Harlingen.
Interested in volunteering at our facilities? Learn about volunteer opportunities at Valley Baptist Medical Center.
Friends or family of a patient? Prepare for your visit with these resources from Valley Baptist.