In patient Visitor Policy:
EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, JULY 28th, the following changes will be made at Lavaca Medical Center:
No visitors for inpatients. Exceptions include: patients at end of life and patients that are minors.
No visitors in the LMC Emergency Department Waiting Room.
Masks are required for patients and employees at all times while inside the facility.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation. VISITORS MUST USE THE MAIN ENTRANCE
Covid-19 Vaccine Updates:
Lavaca Medical Center has the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine available for those interested in vaccination.
Please call (361) 798-9143 to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments are offered.
Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet - https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/eua/modernatx.html
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Fact Sheet - https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/eua/janssen.html
Covid-19 Facility Updates:
Lavaca Medical Center (LMC) is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our community, patients and employees. Lavaca Medical Center continues to take all precautions necessary as issued by the CDC to protect patients and healthcare workers. We have policies and procedures in place and will continue to work closely with the Texas Department of State Health Services and the CDC for their guidance. Please be aware of the measures below for the safety of our patients, visitors, and employees.
Masks Are Still Required While Inside Lavaca Medical Center Facilities:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently announced in an update that the new masking recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not apply to health care settings
. The agency shared in a statement, "This means staff, patients, residents and visitors should continue to wear masks as recommended in all healthcare facilities." Lavaca Medical Center is regulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS); therefore, the facility must adhere to all federal rules that supersede all state guidance and/or executive orders
. CMS requires that all hospitals follow CDC recommendations regarding preventing the spread of COVID-19. These recommendations included limiting visitors, face coverings/masks, social distancing, hand hygiene practices, and screening everyone who enters a healthcare facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Lavaca Medical Center has been, and will remain, in compliance with the CDC recommendations and CMS requirements listed above. Masks must be worn upon entrance, during your time in the facility, and as you exit the facility. Please do not remove your mask until you are outside
If you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, please drive to the back of the facility and a nurse will assist you
The Health & Wellness Center Entrance is open for Physical Therapy patients and To-Go Order customers of The Health Rock Café.
All other patients/visitors are to use the Main Hospital Entrance or the Emergency Room Entrance. Both of these are controlled entrances. When you arrive, expect to have your temperature screened.
Openings & Closures:
Lavaca Family Health Clinic
hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. LFHC is closed on Saturdays
until further notice.
The Fitness Center
is open. You must access the Fitness Center from the door that opens directly from the gym to the outside of the building.
The Health Rock Café
is open for To-Go orders only. Please use the Health & Wellness Center Entrance. To-Go hours of operation are: Breakfast 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Masks must be worn while you are in the facility.
As the virus continues to be a concern, we want to assure you that we are providing you with the most up-to-date information, as well as the best service, resources, and support available to protect you, our patients, and our community. Updates can be found here on our website, as well as on our Facebook Page.