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

Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville recognizes the important role that loved ones play in a patient’s healthcare journey and we appreciate how patient our communities have been with our “No Visitation Policy” during the last month.  After careful consideration and in efforts to help ease our patient/family experience during this time, Valley Baptist has loosened its visitation policy for now.

Effective March 4, 2021, hospital visitation is expanded to one (1) designated visitor for patients* during the hours of 10:00AM to 6:00PM daily.

*This excludes patients in isolation for confirmed or potential COVID-19.

Additionally, 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

COVID SAFETY SCREENING

All approved visitors:

  • Must be 18 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.

Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen

Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen recognizes the important role that loved ones play in a patient’s healthcare journey and we appreciate how patient our communities have been with our “No Visitation Policy” during the last month. After careful consideration and in efforts to help ease our patient/family experience during this time, Valley Baptist – Harlingen has loosened its visitation policy for now.

Effective March 5, 2021, hospital visitation is expanded to one (1) designated visitor for patients* during the hours of 9:00AM to 7:00PM daily.

*This excludes patients in isolation for confirmed or potential COVID-19.

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

  • Patients with disabilities who require a medical support person at all times
  • Laboring Mothers
  • Pediatric/Newborn ICU Patients
  • Emergency Department Patients who are critically ill or unable to make decisions for themselves
  • 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

Valley Baptist Micro Hospital - Weslaco recognizes the important role that loved ones play in a patient’s healthcare journey and we appreciate how patient our communities have been with our “No Visitation Policy” during the last month. After careful consideration and in efforts to help ease our patient/family experience during this time, Valley Baptist Micro Hospital –Weslaco has loosened its visitation policy for now.

Effective March 5, 2021, hospital visitation is expanded to one (1) designated visitor for patients* during the hours of 9:00AM to 7:00PM daily.

*This excludes patients in isolation for confirmed or potential COVID-19.

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

  • Patients with disabilities who require a medical support person at all times
  • Emergency Department Patients who are critically ill or unable to make decisions for themselves
  • Laboring Mothers
  • Pediatric Patients
  • Patients in a critical state at end of life
  • Patients undergoing a procedure

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.