Visitor Information - Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA
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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA

 

Visitor Information

Visitation Policy Update

The Central Virginia VA Health Care System and its community-based outpatient clinics are actively screening everyone at entrances to ensure that we are maintaining as safe an environment as possible. We have also temporarily suspended visitation to the Community Living Center and Spinal Cord Injury & Disorder units and all 4th floor units until further notice.

Additionally, we ask that patients bring only one essential caregiver/family member with them to their appointment unless they need assistance ambulating or wayfinding due to a health or mental condition. If a patient needs assistance, then they will be permitted a plus one (and only one; others will be asked to remain outside the facilities). No visitors to any inpatient ward except to see critically ill patients who may be toward the end of life (this will be the attending physician’s decision). Only one visitor at a time will be permitted to see a critically ill patient. If possible, the critically ill patient should be limited to one visitor daily.

Visitors are not to come socialize, shop, eat, etc. at our facilities. Staff may come to work, patients may come for an appointment, and contractors may deliver supplies and perform work, but everybody else needs to stay away from the premises until further notice unless you have official business to conduct. At this time children under the age of 18 are currently not being permitted to enter our facility.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Waiting Areas

For your convenience and safety, we have special waiting areas throughout the facility. Please do not gather in the hallways or at the nurses' stations. You may also want to review our Visiting Hours and Policies.

We have volunteers who work in the Intensive Care waiting areas at specific times. Please check in, and give the volunteer the patient's name. If you leave the waiting area at any time, please let the volunteer know, in case we need to contact you.

Security

Richmond VAMC has a Police Service. Our officers provide 24-hour patrols of the facility and parking lots. For general police assistance, please dial 804 675-5000 extension 5280.

Report all suspicious or criminal activity, vehicle accidents, and personal property losses to the VA Police while on the facility grounds as soon as possible.

Because the VA Medical Center is federal property, all persons and bags are subject to search. In addition, no weapons, alcohol, or illegal drugs are permitted.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found may be contacted by calling 804-675-5000, extension 4632.

Chapel

A nondenominational chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital in room 1X-100. Protestant Worship Services and Catholic Mass are held on a regular basis.

Please contact Chaplain Service at 804-675-5000 extension 5125 for additional information or to speak with one of our Chaplains.