Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center
Patient visiting hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except as noted below.
- Community Living Center (CLC) and 4 East inpatient ward
Visiting is permitted anytime, however, any visitors after 10 p.m. must check in with the Registered Nurse (RN) on duty.
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.
Community clergy may visit members of their church (or parish, congregation, synagogue, temple, mosque, etc.) with the patient’s consent.
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.