Northport VA Medical Center
Visitation is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. We will notify users on this site when visitation may begin again.
If you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, call us at 1-800-877-6976 before visiting us. For other concerns, you may be able to access VA care from home by phone or using VA virtual care options.
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.
If you are unable to visit a patient personally, you may call the patient or send a card or gift.
Medical and Surgical Units
- 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. daily
Intensive Care Units
- Two members of the immediate family (or significant others) may visit for 15 minutes from:
11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Special times if needed.
- Speak with the Nurse Manager or person in charge of the unit.
Number of Visitors
A patient may receive no more than two visitors at a time.
Food and Beverages
Visitors may not bring food or beverages to patients without authorization from unit physicians or nurses.
Children Under 12 Years of Age
Children under 12 may not visit inpatients. Small children may wait in the Pavilion Lobby or the ER waiting area, provided an adult attends them.
In extreme circumstances, children under 12 may visit with the permission of the physician and the charge nurse. An adult must accompany children at all times.
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.