Temporary Hospital Visitor Policy
During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have instituted necessary protections to best serve our patients and help preserve our health care workforce to focus on those who need care. One of those protections is to limit visitations to our hospitals and clinical facilities. We ask for the public’s help in doing so.
- Patients in the ER will be allowed no more than 2 visitors per person in the room or waiting room.
- Patients in the ICU will be allowed no more than 2 visitors in the room, 1 overnight.
- Patients in Labor and Delivery will be allowed no more than 2 visitors in the room or the waiting room.
- Patients in Surgery will be allowed no more than 2 visitors in the PreOp room or waiting room.
All visitors must also meet screening criteria to ensure they are asymptomatic.
Please help us prevent further spread of infections by limiting the number of people who come to campus for support. You can take advantage of our virtual technology to connect to your loved ones. UTSW’s Clements University Hospital and Zale Lipshy Pavilion have a number of ways to connect with family and friends virtually that nurses and others on your care team can assist you with using. Information on those options is available here.
More details on the visitor policy and campus-wide efforts to minimize risk is available here.
We want each patient and visitor at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital to have as pleasant an experience as possible.
With that goal in mind, please make a note of our visitor guidelines, which are designed to ensure your visit goes smoothly.