Visitation policy update
Baylor Scott & White still requires you to wear a mask
All patients, visitors and staff are still required to wear a mask at all Baylor Scott & White entities, in line with CDC guidance.
Required screening and masking
For the safety of all, approved visitors must pass a health screening, including a temperature check and wear an approved mask at all times in our facilities. Hospital visitors with an unapproved mask will be given an approved mask to wear while visiting. Unapproved masks include (but are not limited to) bandanas, masks with valves and neck gaiters.
Visiting patients and facilities (excludes COVID-19 patients)
We ask visitors to be limited to those essential for the patient’s physical or emotional well-being and care (e.g., care partner, parent). We continue to encourage the use of alternative mechanisms for patient and visitor interactions, such as video-call applications on cell phones or tablets.
Please note visitation policies may differ and are up to the unit’s discretion.
COVID-19/patient under investigation (“PUI”) patients
No visitors allowed except one visitor over the age of 16 in the following circumstances:
- Pediatric/neonatal care patient
- Laboring/post-partum patient
- Patient undergoing surgery or procedure
- Patients with difficulty understanding or making decisions (i.e., may lack capacity)
- Patients who may be disabled or impaired
- Patient receiving end-of-life care
- As otherwise determined by local facility leadership
For end-of-life situations, the facility may allow more than one visitor, a visitor under the age of 16, or a member of the clergy. We ask visitors of a COVID-19 patient/PUI to not visit public areas of the facilities, such as the cafeteria.
Thank you for your understanding and support in helping to keep our patients, caregivers and visitors safe.