New visitor policies initiated

Please note that Corpus Christi Medical Center Bayview has additional policies when it comes to visitation.

Last updated: September 22, 2020

At Corpus Christi Medical Center, we want to provide you and your loved ones with the best healthcare experience possible. We remain diligent in our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) and the health and safety of our patients, caregivers and communities is our top priority.

At this time, we encourage family members to stay in touch with their loved ones virtually to stay connected from a distance. While we understand the importance of in-hospital patients having family members and loved ones by their side, the following visitor policy are necessary in order to best protect patients and those providing care.

  • One visitor is allowed to be with each patient during visiting hours from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
  • One overnight visitor will be allowed to stay with laboring and postpartum mothers and one patient advocate pre/post-surgery.

Exceptions to the one visitor policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If a patient or family member has an extenuating circumstance, we will work with them to help accommodate their needs.

We appreciate everyone's patience and support.

Additional visitation reminders for Corpus Christi Medical Center Bayview

In the interest of safety and security for patients and visitors, please read the following:

  • Only ONE visitor will be allowed for each patient for 30 minutes only.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit and children under the age of 14 are not to be left alone in lobby.
  • Please be on time. Arriving late may prevent you from visiting your loved one.
  • All visitors must be listed on a patient’s Friends/Family Consent form to be allowed to visit and must have the patient’s code number.
  • Even if you have a patient’s code and consent, if you have been a Bayview patient in the past 6 months, you will not be allowed to visit unless you have prior approval and a written order by the physician.
  • Please enter our facility with only your car keys. Leave all bags, cell phones, and purses in your vehicle. You will be asked to leave your car keys with the front desk during visitation.
  • Any visitor suspected of bringing contraband into the facility will be subject to search and/or denial of visitation.
  • Any visitor suspected of being intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol/drugs will not be allowed to visit.
  • Our staff may end a visit at the patient’s request or if the visit appears to be detrimental to the patient.
  • Staff may end a visit if a visitor exhibits aggressive or threatening behavior or sexually inappropriate behavior.
  • Visitors must wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer, and submit to a temperature check when entering the building. A cloth mask is allowed. If you don’t have a mask one will be provided upon entering the facility.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.