HOUSTON (March 24, 2020) – Effective at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, CHI Texas Division will have a new visitation policy in effect to protect our patients, visitors, employees and physicians. We are adopting a stricter visitation policy to align with Harris County’s stay-at-home order, as well as similar actions taken by numerous cities and counties in Texas.
The following changes will remain in effect until further notice.
No visitors will be allowed in the hospital.
Exceptions will be managed by medical decision makers in the areas of: end-of-life, pediatric, NICU, labor & deliver, and patients who need language services. However, under no circumstances are children under the age of 18 allowed in our facilities.
In extraordinary end-of-life situations, non-COVID 19 patients will be limited to two adult visitors (for a maximum of one hour) and COVID-19 positive patients or Patients Under Investigation (PUI) will be limited to one visitor (for a maximum of one hour). Other exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We encourage visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime, and/or phone.