Visiting Hours and Guidelines
Portland VA Medical Center visiting hours information is listed below. All individuals who are ill should avoid visiting inpatients. These efforts are to safeguard your loved ones, their healthcare workers, and you as family members and visitors.
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, services, and treatment 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, marital, 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.
The medical center allows a family member, friend or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of a stay. The medical center allows for the presence of a support individual of the patient's choice, unless the individual's presence infringes on others' 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.
Visiting Hours are: 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily
Skilled Care Unit (NSCU)/Comprehensive Rehabilitation Unit (CRU)
The number of visitors per patient and length of visit will be at the discretion of the nurse caring for the patient or the charge nurse.
Children should not be left unattended in any area.
Critical Care Unit visiting Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.