UMC VISITATION POLICY. All non-COVID-19 inpatients are allowed one visitor from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday. All visitors and support persons must be pre-screened at the main entrance of the hospital. Visitors of inpatients will be provided a visitation pass. Inpatient visitors (bedside) may alternate throughout the 12-hour period. EMERGENCY ROOM. One support person allowed, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (ER visitors must enter at ER entrance.) AMBULATORY SURGERY UNIT. One support person allowed temporarily; they will be encouraged to leave, but will be called to return if/when it is feasible. UMC CLINICS. One support person per patient; they must be screened at the entry. OUTPATIENTS. One support person per patient; they must be screened at the entry. All visitors will receive a wristband.

Hospital Entry Locations

University Medical Center of El Paso has installed screening tents in order to protect the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff. They are being used to quickly screen visitors for signs and symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) while simultaneously allowing us to efficiently process visitors to our hospital. Standard entrances do not allow for time-consuming screening of patients and can create unnecessary backlog and risk to all concerned. Special considerations will go through Infection Control. 

  1. Visitors will be given a colored wrist band that is changed daily
  2. Visitors will be asked to remove bands upon leaving the hospital
  3. Visitors will have bags checked before leaving the hospital

Hospital Entry Locations are indicated by the yellow rectangles below: