Ozarks Medical Center Visitor Information
Visitors are an important part of health care. Ozarks Medical Center strives
to be as accommodating as possible in our visiting practices. We also
realize that patients may need quiet and privacy: therefore, at times
visitors may be inappropriate.
In order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting hours have been
established for each unit. Please consult with the department you will
be visiting to find out their visiting policies.
Immediate family members and clergy are always welcome. For security reasons,
our exterior doors are locked at 9 p.m. Visitors who remain after 9 p.m.
must check in with the nursing station to receive a Visitor's Pass.
Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., visitors must enter through the
Children of any age may visit, but children less than 12 years of age must
be accompanied by an adult at all times.
If the door to the patient's room is closed, knock softly before entering.
Medical personnel may be present and performing a procedure or the patient
may be resting. You may need to come back later.
OMC provides free parking in the lot adjacent to the main entrance for
your convenience. Security officers are available 24 hours a day to escort
visitors to cars parked on or adjacent to the medical center property.
To contact security, please call the switchboard ("0" on the
inhouse phone) for assistance.
Restrooms in patient rooms are for patient use only. Please ask the nursing
station for directions to the nearest public restrooms.
Gifts / Food for Patients
Due to patient care issues, visitors should check with the nurse before
bringing gifts or food items to the patient.
A chapel is located on the first floor near the main lobby. Visitors of
all faiths are welcome to visit the chapel for worship services, prayer
and quiet reflection.
There are specially-designated lounge areas for visitors on the main floor
and some inpatient units. Specific areas are designated for families of
patients in the Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department and Surgical
Services. During certain hours, a volunteer is on duty in the Surgery
Waiting Room to keep family members informed about the progress of surgery.
As leaders in health care, Ozarks Medical Center is committed to the promotion
of health and wellness within the communities it serves. The use of tobacco
products and smoking material is prohibited in all buildings and on grounds
owned, leased or occupied by Ozarks Medical Center.