UTMB Health provides a caring environment and recognizes the importance of visitation to our patients, their families and friends. Our guidelines are designed to balance the benefits of visitation for the patient; needs associated with providing care;
and the health, safety and security of patients, visitors and employees.
Each patient has the right to receive the visitors he or she designates, including but not limited to a spouse, a domestic partner, a family member or friend. Visitation privileges are not restricted, limited or otherwise denied on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
The type and number of visitors present may be reasonably restricted or limited by staff as clinically necessary; this will be communicated to the patient. The patient’s condition, the type of patient care unit, safety and privacy are some of the
factors considered in this determination.
The measures outlined below apply to all UTMB Health facilities: