Sheridan VA Medical Center
Coronavirus Update: Visitor Restrictions in PlaceAll VA medical facilities have implemented screening measures for COVID-19. This protocol will be in place until further notice. Please arrive 30 minutes early for your appointment and please come alone unless you need assistance from a direct caregiver and/or it is medically necessary. No one under the age of 18 will be permitted in any VA facility or clinic, and visitation is limited. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.Updated: March 23. Coronavirus Information and Updates.
Visiting hours are based on the needs of the patient, and visitors are encouraged to discuss any special visiting needs with the unit's head nurse. Whenever possible and medically appropriate, the nurse will coordinate special visiting arrangements to meet patient and family needs.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily
Special Needs Unit
On the unit visitors are limited to between 1:00p.m.-8:00p.m. and may not interfere with treatment.
Special accommodation will be made for families on Weekends and Holidays.
Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Weekends and Holidays:
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
If you are unable to visit a patient personally, you may call the patient or send a card or gift.
Food and Beverages
Visitors may not bring food or beverages to patients without authorization from unit physicians or nurses.
Members of the clergy are welcome to visit patients who are members of their particular religious group at any time at the discretion of the unit physicians or nurses.
For the health and well-being of a patient, the attending physician may limit, restrict, or deny visitation. We apologize for any inconvenience when this occurs and appreciate your understanding that it may be medically necessary.
VA General Visitation Policy
The medical center respects the patient's right to make decisions about his or her care, treatment and services, and to involve the patient's family in care, treatment, and services decisions to the extent permitted by the patient or surrogate decision-maker. "Family" is defined as a group of two or more persons united by blood, or adoptive, martial, domestic partnership, or other legal ties. The family may also be a person or persons not legally related to the individual (such as significant other, friend or caregiver) whom the individual considers to be family. A family member may be the surrogate decision-maker, as defined in VHA Handbook 1004.02, if authorized to make care decisions for the individual, should he or she lose decision-making capacity or choose to delegate decision making to another. The medical center allows a family member, friend or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. The medical center allows for the presence of a support individual of the patient's choice, unless the individual's presence infringes on other's rights or safety, or is medically or therapeutically contraindicated. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative. The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.