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The Medical Center of Southeast Texas welcomes families and friends to visit with patients at the hospital. We understand that having loved ones nearby can improve healing and help facilitate better care.

Visiting Hours
General Visiting Hours
General visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. Extended visiting hours may be arranged at the discretion of the patient’s physician and the nursing supervisor. Visitors may be asked to leave a patient’s room during tests and treatments.

Intensive Care Unit Visiting Hours
Special visiting hours are in place for patients in the Intensive Care Unit. You may visit the ICU between the hours of 6 a.m. – 6:15 a.m., 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

We kindly ask that visitors are limited to two at a time inside ICU patient rooms unless special arrangements have been made with the patient’s nurse. Comfortable waiting areas are provided nearby. When visiting patients in the ICU please follow these guidelines:

  • Only immediate family members or significant others are allowed to visit in the ICU
  • Due to increased risk of infection, children under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit
  • Please limit visits to 10 -15 minutes
  • To protect the privacy of all of our patients, please do not visit in the ICU hallways

Women’s Center Visiting Hours
Flexible visiting hours are available in our Women’s Center for families awaiting the birth of a baby.

Visitor Parking
Free parking is located near all of the hospital entrances. The hospital entrance offers a convenient covered pull through area for patient drop off and pick up.

Visitor Waiting Areas
The hospital provides spacious and comfortable lobbies and family waiting areas throughout the facility. Vending machines offering a wide range of snack foods are located in all family waiting areas. Wireless Internet access is available through out the hospital for access in family waiting areas, patient rooms, and the cafeteria.

Dining
Our Café is located in the main lobby and is open daily and provides a wide range of healthy selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including daily hot entrees, a salad bar, grill and a variety of desserts.

Breakfast 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m – 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Gift Shop
Our gift shop is located near the hospital lobby on the first floor and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The shop is closed on all major holidays. The gift shop offers an assortment of gifts, flowers, and cards.

Chapel
The Medical Center of Southeast Texas Chapel is located near the surgery waiting area on the first floor. Patients and their families are welcome to visit the Chapel anytime.

Consultation Room
A consultation room, located across the hall from the surgery waiting area, is available for the physician and family members to privately discuss the patient’s condition after a surgical procedure.