Visitor Policy Changes Effective Monday, June 7

Published: June 2, 2021
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Methodist Health System acknowledges the importance of visitors as part of the healing process for our patients. Effective Monday, June 7, all hospital affiliates will be relaxing some visitor restrictions.

For the safety of our patients and staff, visitors to our campuses should continue to wear masks at all times and practice social distancing.

Visitors will be able to access our waiting areas, cafeterias, gift shops and coffee shops – although seating will be limited. Our hospital campuses feature peaceful outdoor spaces, and visitors will be encouraged to utilize these spaces as well. Family lounges will remain closed at this time.

Policy changes that will be in effect beginning June 7 are as follows: 


Visitor Policy

Methodist Hospital, Methodist Fremont Health, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital 

  • Up to two (2) visitors per day – two (2) at a time for inpatients 


Methodist Women’s Hospital

  • Up to two (2) visitors at a time, plus a certified doula for birthing mothers


Emergency Departments 

  • One (1) visitor/support person at a time per patient 


Outpatient Diagnostics 

  • Up to two (2) visitors/support people at a time


Surgery/GI Lab

  • Up to two (2) visitors may accompany a patient and remain on site during the duration of the procedure.  


Cancer Centers and Hospital-Based Clinics

  • Up to two (2) visitors/support people at a time



  • Only allowed for extenuating circumstances 


Cafeterias, Coffee Shops, Gift Shops

  • Visitors may access cafeteria locations and coffee shop and gift shop spaces.