Driscoll Children’s Hospital Updated Visitation Policy

Effective September 25, 2020

Dear Parent,

To ensure the health and safety of our patients, families, employees, physicians and community, Driscoll
Children’s Hospital has updated our visitation policy for both our hospital and clinic patients.

Effective Sept. 25, 2020, two (2) adult primary caregivers will be allowed per patient in the Emergency Department, Day Surgery and inpatient care areas of Driscoll Children’s Hospital; we prefer to have the same two (2) primary caregivers for the duration of your child’s stay. Only one (1) adult primary caregiver will be allowed for Driscoll outpatient clinics, lab and radiology.

If during your child’s hospitalization you develop symptoms of a respiratory infection (cough, fever, shortness of breath) contact your child’s nurse immediately. If during your child’s hospitalization you have contact with a person that is Covid-19 positive or a Person Under Investigation (PUI) for Covid-19, contact your child’s nurse immediately.

If you have been given a white or pink band during the screening process, you will be restricted to your
child’s room. We will work with you to provide necessary accommodations to include meal delivery.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we continue to work to enhance an environment that keeps us all safe.

Please contact the Patient Relations Department if you have any questions or concerns at (361) 694-4035.

We will continue to monitor Covid-19 numbers in our communities. If numbers change, we will adjust our caregiver numbers per patient accordingly.