Important Health Information:  All In-Person Visits to Patton State Hospital Cancelled

To protect patients and staff from exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19), normal in-person visiting to all hospitals is prohibited until further notice, except for court-ordered evaluations, other legal matters, and end-of-life care. In the event of other special situations in which visitation may be considered, approval of the hospital’s medical director would be required.

All approved visitors will be subject to a health screening.

Any illness that is spread from person to person can develop very quickly in a hospital environment. We appreciate your support of these efforts to protect the patients and staff of Patton State Hospital.

We are excited to announce a pilot televisit program at DSH-Patton that has been created to allow families and friends to connect with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in scheduling a televisit with your loved one, see the guidelines on the Visitor Information page.

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Visiting Center Photographs

DSH-Patton will begin allowing patients to take photographs with their loved ones in the Visiting Center beginning on January 8, 2020.
Photos will be taken ONLY on Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

A summary of the guidelines are provided below for your convenience:

Annually, patients must provide a signed copy of form PSH-5650 “Consent for Photographs or Filming” to the designated staff photographer.  A new copy must be provided upon annual renewal.
Upon exiting the visiting center, the photo(s) will be given to the visitor(s) to take with them. (Photographs are limited to 1 photo per visitor.)
Only one patient is allowed to be photographed at a time and gang signs/gestures or inappropriate body language will not be permitted.
Photos will cost $2.00 per print and can be purchased using the cash visitors are allotted to bring into the Visiting Center ($15 per person).
One visitor for each patient requesting photos will sign up upon entering the Visiting Center.  Photos will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis with a maximum of 25 patient photographs per day.

This photo service is subject to change or cancellation at any time due to safety or security concerns.
Photo service will not be provided on State Holidays.

Canteen Announcement

In an effort to provide lower prices and better service to our patients, DSH-Patton has procured a new canteen contract.  Please visit the Family and Friend Resource page for information regarding this change.