Visiting Hours

Visits from family and friends are an important part of the healing process. In order to meet the individual needs of our patients, visiting hours at South Texas Health System Edinburg may vary from unit to unit. Please check with your nurse regarding specific hours and age restrictions.

Smoking Policy

South Texas Health System Edinburg is a smoke-free facility. As a healthcare provider, South Texas Health System Edinburg recognizes the hazards of smoking and enforce a “No Smoking” policy. No one is permitted to smoke inside any South Texas Health System Edinburg facility at any time, under any circumstances.

Cell Phones

Cell phones may be used in the public areas of the hospital. If you have a cell phone with you, please use it with discretion and keep it at a low tone/volume or in vibrate mode while a physician is visiting with a patient/family. The camera option on a cell phone may not be used at any time. South Texas Health System Edinburg is not responsible for the loss of cell phones.

Internet Access

Wi-Fi wireless internet access is now available as a complimentary service for patients, families and visitors at South Texas Health System Edinburg. Wireless service is available in the following locations:

  • Lobbies and dining areas
  • Patient and family waiting areas
  • Inpatient rooms

Users who need technical support should call 956-388-2233.

Dining Services

Vending machines are available in the cafeteria. The cafeteria is located on the main floor of the hospital. Meal times are as follows:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is located in the front lobby. You can order gifts for delivery to patients at South Texas Health System Edinburg or South Texas Health System Children's.

Chaplaincy Services

We believe it is important to respect that which is Sacred and Holy to another individual and to honor each person’s right to his or her own religious and spiritual perspective.

We will make every effort to accommodate the cultural, religious and spiritual preferences of you and your family, if you will let us know what they are, and how best to meet your needs. Interfaith chaplains provide pastoral care and counseling to patients and families during times of illness or injury. They may also assist in contacting your own clergy for a visit if requested. Chaplains are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please tell your nurse or call the hospital operator if you would like a visit from a Chaplain or Clergy person during these hours. For urgent needs after-hours, speak to your nurse and she will contact the on-call Chaplain. Our chapels are available for prayer and meditation at all times.

Lost and Found

Items found on hospital premises should be turned in to security. Items that patients and visitors inadvertently leave in their rooms will be turned into security. Medications left behind are turned into the pharmacy. Perishable items such as flowers, fruit and food typically will be disposed of immediately. All other items will be kept for 30 days before disposal. South Texas Health System Edinburg will make an effort to contact the owners of any item found on campus.