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Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

 

Valley Baptist Health System facilities remain open to care for patients who require in-person visits and time-sensitive care. Adjustments to scheduled procedures and appointments will be made as requested by the physician, patient or as required by official local or national public health authorities. Thank you for understanding our need to take these measures for the safety of all.

Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville

On June 8, 2020, we relaxed visitation policies with a commitment to continuously monitor the situation. Unfortunately, due to a recent and sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in Brownsville, Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville will revert to a restricted visitation policy. While we recognize and sympathize with the burden this puts on patients and their family members, this move is necessary to ensure the safety of our patients, staff, visitors and community alike.

Effective immediately, and until further notice, we are no longer accepting visitors at our hospital. Exceptions to the visitation policy will only be made for:

  • Non-COVID patients in critical state at end of life.

Visitors must still meet CDC-mandated screening guidelines.

Alternative means of communications between families and patients are encouraged such as virtual visitations, Skype, FaceTime, etc.

We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.

Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen

On June 4, 2020, we relaxed visitation policies with a commitment to continuously monitor the situation. Unfortunately, due to a recent and sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in Cameron County, effective June 19, 2020, Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen will revert to a restricted visitation policy with limited specific exceptions. While we recognize and sympathize with the burden this puts on patients and their family members, this move is necessary to ensure the safety of our patients, staff, visitors and community alike.

Effective immediately, and until further notice, we are no longer accepting visitors at our hospital. However, the following patients are permitted one designated visitor at all times and the designated visitor may stay overnight with the patient as needed:

  • Laboring Mothers
  • Pediatric Patients
  • Emergency Department Patients
  • Patients in a critical state at end of life
  • Patients undergoing a procedure or surgery.

All approved visitors:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Will be screened for temperature, COVID-19 symptoms, possible exposure and recent travel history
  • Must bring a facemask to wear at all times while in the hospital and
  • Observe all hospital protocol and appropriate social distancing.

Valley Baptist Micro Hospital – Weslaco

On June 4, 2020, we relaxed visitation policies with a commitment to continuously monitor the situation. Unfortunately, due to a recent and sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in Hidalgo County, Valley Baptist Micro Hospital – Weslaco will revert to a restricted visitation policy.

Additionally, the following patients are permitted one designated visitor at all times and the designated visitor may stay overnight with the patient as needed:

  • Emergency Department Patients

All approved visitors:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Will be screened for temperature, COVID-19 symptoms, possible exposure and recent travel history
  • Must bring a facemask to wear at all times while in the hospital and
  • Observe all hospital protocol and appropriate social distancing.

We appreciate your understanding.



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.