VA Providence Healthcare System
Visiting Hours• All Veterans and guests will continue to be screened at the main entrance and other specific locations at VAPHS properties.
• Patient and visitor screening will occur in the Emergency Room from 8pm to 6am on weeknights and for all 48 hours during the weekend. The main entrance will continue to be closed during these hours and re-open at 6am Monday mornings.
• Inpatient visitors are allowed on the floor, however, visitation is still limited and appointments must be coordinated with the unit. Veterans who require care in our facilities may not bring children under the age of 18 into any of our facilities.
For more information or questions you may call: (401)273-7100 Ext. 13021
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.