Kansas City VA Medical Center
The KCVAMC business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All general entrances will be locked from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. as well as on weekends and holidays. Access to the facility may be gained through the emergency room entrance on the east side of the building during these times.
Your family and friends are welcome to visit you at the Medical Center. Children under the age of 12 are generally not permitted unless the patient is in a private room, however they may visit in an area away from other patients. Children must have direct and constant supervision by an adult other than the patient.
Visitors are allowed 24 hours a day, seven days a week except in the areas listed below. To visit patients on the medical and surgical wards after 9:00 p.m. please sign in at the night entrance (Emergency Room Entrance).
ICU/PCU/ER - Only immediate family may visit. Only two visitors allowed for 10-15 minutes per hour. In rare situations the nurse may adjust the visiting time. No visiting during shift change 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. No children less then 12 years of age allowed in ICU. No food, drinks, plants or flowers in patients rooms.
PACU - Visitors are now allowed.
Psychiatric unit visiting hours are 5:30 pm. - 8:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Weekends and Holidays. Children under the age of 15 are not allowed. No visitors in patients rooms.
Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program visiting hours are 5:30 pm. - 8:30 p.m. Monday - Friday and 1:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Weekends and Holidays. Children under the age of 15 are not allowed. No visitors in patients rooms.
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.