Visiting Hours - Amarillo VA Health Care System
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Amarillo VA Health Care System

 

Visiting Hours

Medical & Surgical Units

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily

Intensive Care Unit

  • Two visitors at a time will be allowed; 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily

Community Living Center

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. daily

Office Hours and Policies

Our normal administrative working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays.   Emergency room services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Your Visitors

Any person who plays a significant role in your life is considered to be your family.   We allow and encourage family members and loved ones to be with you for emotional support during your stay as much as you would like.   There are some cases when it is not good for you to have visitors.  We will discuss this with you and make sure you are comfortable.  Visiting hours are based on the needs of the patient, and visitors are encouraged to discuss any special visiting needs with the unit’s Head Nurse.

Children under 13 Years of Age

Children under 13 may visit the medical units with permission from the nurse manager.  An adult must be with children at all times.
 

VA General Visitation Policy

The medical center respects the patient's right to make decisions about his or her care, treatment and services, and to involve the patient's family in care, treatment, and services decisions to the extent permitted by the patient or surrogate decision-maker. "Family" is defined as a group of two or more persons united by blood, or adoptive, martial, domestic partnership, or other legal ties. The family may also be a person or persons not legally related to the individual (such as significant other, friend or caregiver) whom the individual considers to be family. A family member may be the surrogate decision-maker, as defined in VHA Handbook 1004.02, if authorized to make care decisions for the individual, should he or she lose decision-making capacity or choose to delegate decision making to another. The medical center allows a family member, friend or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. The medical center allows for the presence of a support individual of the patient's choice, unless the individual's presence infringes on other's rights or safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative. The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.