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COVID-19

The Medical Center of Southeast Texas – Port Arthur and Beaumont NEW VISITOR GUIDELINES

COVID-19

safe and ready

Effective December 30, 2021 - Due to a resurgence of COVID cases, we are making changes in our visitation policies. To err on the side of caution for our patients, staff, and visitors, we will allow two visitors per patient at a time. Masks are REQUIRED while in our facility. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you and must be worn during the entire visit including in patient rooms. All visitors are encouraged to use our pre-screening tools at each entrance. Individuals with temperatures at or above 100.4°F should return when fever-free.

Exceptions to these visitor guidelines will be made on a case-by-case basis. In the event of any exception, permission must be received from CNO, CMO or Hospital President. 

We are committed to protecting your health. Please help us to keep our communities safe.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU'RE SICK

what to do it you have symptoms

Stay home except to get medical care

  • Stay home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not leave, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you feel worse or you think it is an emergency.
  • Avoid public transportation: Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Social Distancing

  • As much as possible, you should stay in a specific “sick room” and away from other people in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.
  • Limit contact with pets & animals: You should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would around other people.
  • Although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19, it is still recommended that people with the virus limit contact with animals until more information is known.

Call Ahead before visiting your doctor

Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.

Monitor your symptomsSymptoms Diagram

  • Seek medical attention, but call first: Seek medical care right away if your illness is worsening (for example, if you have difficulty breathing).
  • Call your doctor before going in: Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.