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Visitor Guidelines

Visitor Guidelines | CHRISTUS Spohn Health System COVID-19 Visitor Statement – UPDATED as of 10.9.20

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and our communities remain the top priority at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. Therefore, in line with the latest guidelines issued by state health officials related to COVID-19, we have updated our visitor policy. Please note that our visitor practices vary by hospital campus.  We thank the community for understanding and cooperation during this difficult time. 

CORPUS CHRISTI HOSPITAL SOUTH VISITOR PRACTICES ARE AS OUTLINED BELOW: 

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline

Hospital "A" Main Entrance: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pavilion Entrance: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Emergency Department (ED): 24 hours - One visitor per emergency department patient. Visitors will not be allowed to rotate. All other visitor request will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS: One visitor per emergency department patient. Visitors will not be allowed to rotate. All other visitor request will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

INPATIENT/INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: One visitor per patient stay with the exception of COVID-19 units.

OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT:
 One support person is allowed for outpatient procedures. We ask that the visitor/support person assist with transportation as well as discuss discharge instructions.

LABOR & DELIVERY PATIENTS: One support person. 

NICU: One parent (support person) is allowed in the NICU. NICU Visitation requires scheduling and must be coordinated with NICU Department.

END OF LIFE CARE: Exception will be made by medical/nursing staff for clergy and family.

To ensure we keep a safe and healing environment for our patients, visitors, and our CHRISTUS Spohn team, we will continue with our visitor screening practices.

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - South

  • Hospital Saratoga Entrance: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Emergency Department (ED): 24 hours - One visitor per emergency department patient. Visitors will not be allowed to rotate. All other visitor request will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS: One visitor per emergency department patient. Visitors will not be allowed to rotate. All other visitor request will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

INPATIENT/INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: Two visitors per patient stay with the exception of COVID-19 units.

OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT:
 One designated visitor is allowed. We ask that the visitor/support person assist with transportation as well as discuss discharge instructions.

LABOR & DELIVERY PATIENTS: Two visitors simultaneously per patient. 

NICU: One parent (support person) is allowed in the NICU. NICU Visitation requires scheduling and must be coordinated with NICU Department.

PERIOPERATIVE -  One  designated visitor per perioperative patient

END OF LIFE CARE: Exception will be made by medical/nursing staff for clergy and family.

To ensure we keep a safe and healing environment for our patients, visitors, and our CHRISTUS Spohn team, we will continue with our visitor screening practices.

Community Hospitals (Kleberg, Beeville, Alice) Visitor Guidelines: 

Effective Tuesday, August 25, 2020, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice, Beeville, and Kleberg WILL CONTINUE ITS NO VISITORS POLICY with the exception of outpatient surgery and CATH lab allowing for one visitor.

CHRISTUS Spohn Health System has implemented a NO VISITORS POLICY except those essential to patient care. CHRISTUS Spohn continues to screen everyone who comes into our facilities through designated entrances including physicians and Associates.

Essential visitors are visitors that are required to accompany the patients for vital care or communication needs, as outlined below:

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS: No visitors with the following exceptions: Patients under the age of 18; Patients who are unable to make medical decisions; and critical situations (number of visitors will be determined by medical/nursing staff)

INPATIENT/INTENSIVE CARE UNIT: No visitors except for those in a critical and end of life situation and those deemed necessary to provide critical assistance to the patient.

OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT: One support person is allowed for outpatient procedures. The support person will assist with transportation as well as discuss discharge instructions.

LABOR & DELIVERY PATIENTS: One support person only (no changing out).

NICU: One parent (support person) is allowed in the NICU. NICU Visitation requires scheduling and must be coordinated with NICU Department.

END OF LIFE CARE: Exception will be made by medical/nursing staff for clergy and family. 

To ensure we keep a safe and healing environment for our patients, visitors, and our CHRISTUS Spohn team, we will continue with our visitor screening practices.

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice

  • All visitors enter through the Emergency Department (Hospital main entrance is closed)
  • Visitor Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Emergency Department: 24 hours
  • Visitor waiting areas closed until further notice

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg

  • All visitors enter through the Emergency Department (Hospital main entrance is closed)
  • Visitor Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Emergency Department: 24 hours
  • Visitor waiting areas closed until further notice

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Beeville

  • Hospital Main Entrance: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Visitor Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Emergency Department: 24 hours – ED Patients Only
 

Universal Masking

The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and our communities remain top priority at CHRISTUS Spohn Health System. Therefore, in line with the latest guidelines issued by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission related to COVID-19, we have revised our visiting policy. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Essential Visitors: All hospital inpatients, at the time of admission must identify their designated visitor/ caregiver. Each patient will be allowed:

  • one (1) Medical Power of Attorney and,
  • one (1) Caregiver per patient stay.

  • Caregiver is a person providing critical assistance including providers of essential services, persons with legal authority to enter, a clergy member authorized by the hospital, one parent of a minor who is a patient, and family members and friends of a patient at the end of life or presenting at the emergency department, subject to the hospital's policies and procedures.
  • NICU patients will be allowed two (2) Caregivers but must rotate their visits (only one caregiver, at a time, is allowed in the NICU).
  • Extenuating circumstances, such as imminent end- of-life and/or a specific patient need will be evaluated on a case by case.
  • Wear a mask, visitors are required to wear a mask while in the hospital; and, are responsible for providing their own mask (cloth masks are allowed).
  • Visitor screening process will be conducted. AU visitors who arrive at our hospitals, emergency departments and clinics will be asked a series of questions, e.g. if they have had any international travel, temperature (individuals with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be permitted into the hospital).
  • Visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the Hospital; this is without exception.
  • Color wristbands will be given to each visitor to show that they have passed the screening.
  • Virtual visits are encouraged. We ask visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime, and/or phone.
 

Our Locations

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice
2500 E. Main Street
Alice, Texas 78332

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital - Kleberg
1311 East General Cavazos Boulevard
Kingsville, Texas 78363

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital - Beeville
1500 East Houston Street
Beeville, Texas 78102

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - Shoreline
600 Elizabeth Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404

CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - South
5950 Saratoga Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78414