Artesia General Hospital is following the guidelines and mandates put forth by the state of New Mexico and the New Mexico Department of Health. Visitation may be impacted by current guidelines. Masks may be required in certain areas, if you are experiencing symptoms of illness or if the COVID-19 Community Level changes.
Artesia General Hospital recognizes how important it is for our patients to enjoy visits from family and friends. We allow flexibility in visiting based on a patient’s condition and preference; however, we encourage you to check with the Nurse’s Station prior to visiting to make sure your visit occurs at the most appropriate time.
We expect all patients, visitors, and staff to be respectful and non-disruptive while in our organization. Thank you for helping us maintain the safety of everyone.
Although we do not generally restrict the number of visitors or visitation hours, visiting rules may be modified to ensure our patients’ recovery and are based on infection control needs and individual patient condition.
We strongly discourage children under the age of 14 and persons who may have a contagious illness (i.e. sneezing, coughing, fever, etc) from visiting for their own health and safety as well as for our patients’ well-being. Pets are not allowed, with the exception of service animals.
To support a healthy environment the Artesia General Hospital campus is smoke-free. There are no designated smoking areas on campus.