Milwaukee VA expands visitation policy - Milwaukee VA Medical Center
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Milwaukee VA Medical Center

 

Milwaukee VA expands visitation policy

Veterans getting vaccinated at COVID clinic.

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center and clinics have so far vaccinated more than 21,000 Veterans in our fight against COVID-19. As we continue to take all precautions to stop the spread, the Milwaukee VA is now offering limited visitation to Veteran patients.

By Gary J. Kunich
Thursday, March 18, 2021

Visit the Milwaukee VA's visitation page for complete information.


Most Milwaukee VA patients will once again be allowed visitors.

The medical center is starting a new policy Friday, March 19, that will allow most patients one designated visitor throughout their length of stay at the hospital. This does not apply to those in COVID units, Spinal Cord Injury or the Community Living Center.

Visitors will be identified by a colored wrist band and must check in before coming into the hospital.

Visiting hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for general-population, inpatient units in the main hospital. The frequency and duration of visits will be coordinated with the care team, based on the Veteran’s needs.

There is no visitation allowed in the inpatient Mental Health unit. Visitation to the Community Living Center is temporarily on hold but will be re-evaluated daily.

There is no visitation changes for those receiving care for COVID. These patients will be allowed virtual daily visits coordinated between family and staff.

Visitation rules for the CLC (temporarily on hold), Green Homes and Spinal Cord Injury Center are restricted because of the high-risk population and number of visitors. Visitation in those locations is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but Veterans will only be allowed one visitor for one hour, once a month.

Visitors will have to pick up a colored wristband at the East Entrance for any visits to the main hospital. Those visiting SCI can pick up a wristband at that location.

All visitation was put on hold last year to stop the spread of coronavirus. Officials said they will continue to evaluate the policy and possibly make changes in the future, as necessary.

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