Current Visitation Policy: Due to the rise in COVID (Delta variant), Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System (EOVAHCS) asks that you adhere to the following guidelines. These procedures are in place for your safety.
EOVAHCS allows one caregiver to be present with the patient for emotional support during their stay. EOVAHCS allows for one support person of the Veteran’s choice unless the individual's presence infringes on others’ rights or safety. The individual may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative.
Masks Required: Everyone entering EOVAHCS facilities are required to wear a face covering. If you do not have one, VA will provide one to you.
Screening Measures: All VA medical facilities have implemented screening measures for COVID-19. To answer screening questions in advance, you may text 53079, type “screen” into the text box, and hit send. Show your “OK to proceed” to the door screener.
Visiting Hours: Visiting hours vary based on the patient’s location and care:
- One Caregiver is allowed in the General medical, surgical and rehabilitation units – Check with the Veteran’s medical team for visiting hours. If the Veteran is unable to communicate, family members can discuss their preferences with the medical team.
- One Caregiver is allowed in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit– the nurse manager or charge nurse sets visiting hours based on the Veteran’s condition and activity.
- Inpatient COVID-positive Veterans cannot have visitors. Special considerations may be available for Veterans receiving End of Life care.
- Behavioral Medicine (Psychiatric) Unit does not allow in-person visitation. Only phone calls are allowed.
Children under the age of 18 are not allowed inside VA medical facilities, except for nursing infants.
Clergy are welcome to visit patients who are members of their religious group at the discretion of the unit’s physicians or nurses.
Phone calls or virtual calls may be an alternative to an in-person visit. Please contact Social Work Service at 918-577-4144 for more information.