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Visits from relatives and friends can play an important part in your loved one’s recovery, however, a visit can be tiring for a person who is ill. In the best interest of the your loved one, it is suggested that visitors limit the length of their stays. A family member can assist by coordinating visits for family and friends. In most cases our patients’ time, especially mornings are scheduled for receiving care and treatment. If a morning visit is planned we suggest that you call ahead to make sure your loved one is in his/her room and that there are no planned procedures.

We ask that all visitors to CTMC respect the following guidelines:

  •  Only 2 visitors per patient at a time. 
  • Please keep visits brief. 
  •  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult and are not allowed in the ICU. 
  •  Children should not be left unattended anywhere in the hospital. 
  • Visitors should use the main entrance to enter and exit the hospital. 
  • Visitors are asked not to sit or lay on any patient’s bed. 
  • Visitors with colds, flu or other contagious illness are asked not to visit patients until they themselves are well. 
  •  Visitors and patients should be respectful of other patients and keep noise to a minimum. 
  •  Visitors must check with the nursing unit before bringing food or gifts to the patient’s room. Patients may be on special diets, and certain foods are restricted. 
  • Visitors are asked to not visit other patients on the unit, touch equipment or change the position of a patient or their bed without consulting the nurse. 
  •  Visitors may be asked to step outside of a room while treatment, doctor or nursing care is in progress. 
  • Please observe al signs posted on patient room doors and ask the charge nurse for any assistance. 

Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 353-8979

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