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2019 Flu Season Precaution–Hospital Visitation Policy in Effect Oct. 1

For the safety of our patients, please be advised that hospital visitation during the 2019 Flu Season is now restricted at all UTMB Health hospitals. Visitors should self-screen themselves for symptoms of the flu or respiratory illness (i.e., cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose and/or fever) and avoid visiting patients until their symptoms have cleared. Screening for the flu will be mandatory on certain units, such as the Neonatal ICU, Mother-Baby Units and Nurseries. Children under 8 years of age shall not be allowed to visit patient units without nurse or physician approval. The estimated end of flu season is March 31, 2020. Get complete guidelines on flu season hospital visitation. Thank you for doing your part to help foster good health.


Visitors can play an important role in the healing process for our patients. UTMB Health allows the patient to choose a family member, a friend or another individual or individuals to be present for support during the course of their hospital stay based on his or her preference.

The UTMB Health Guest and Visitor Guide is an online resource dedicated to helping patients’ family and friends find solutions to needs they have during their time with us.