UPDATE- APRIL 7: UNIVERSAL MASKING
The health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and our communities remain of utmost importance. Beginning Monday, April 6, patients and visitors will be required to bring their own mask to wear while in our hospitals or outpatient clinics. You can learn more about how to make your own cloth masks by visiting the CDC website. Our health professionals providing care for presumed COVID-19 or known COVID-19 patients are expected to wear N95 respirator masks. Hospitalized patients do not have to wear a mask while in their rooms.
UPDATE - MARCH 23:
Effective Tuesday, March 24, Central Texas Medical Center will implement a “no visitor” policy in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety for our patients, team members, providers and community.
Exceptions will be made for the following:
- Laboring and post-partum patients
- Patients requiring surgery or other medical procedure
- Patients with disabilities, impairments or who are elderly
- Patients in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
- Patients requiring end-of-life care
- For these patient populations, one healthy registered visitor per day, between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., who is at least 18 years of age will be allowed.
UPDATE - MARCH 20:
As we continue to proactively implement precautions to ensure the safety for our patients, team members, providers and community, we want to emphasize we do not have onsite testing capabilities for COVID-19. Please refer to the CDC guidelines for the latest information.
March 13, 2020:
Central Texas Medical Center is committed to the health and safety of our patients, team members, providers and community. Special procedures and precautions have been activated to prepare our hospital and clinics for COVID-19. Effective Tuesday, March 17 at 6:00 a.m. we will begin implementing the following precautions:
Restricting hospital access to two entry points. The main entrance can be accessed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the Emergency Department entrance can be accessed 24/7
Visitation hours will be limited to 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Each patient is allowed one healthy registered visitor per day who is at least 18 years of age
Each person entering the hospital through one of the access points will go through a health screening process
We continue to work closely with health agencies as the situation evolves, including following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to ensure best-practice care based on the continuing developments.
For more information on COVID-19, including ongoing updates, please refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, cdc.gov.