Visitor Information


At GCMC, we recognize that a strong support system is important to our patient's recovery; therefore, spouses, parents and ministry may visit you at any time.

We welcome friends and other relatives to visit during our regular visiting hours, which are as follows:

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


To ensure that our patients are able to get much needed rest in order to recover, we ask that visitors be limited to no more than 3 at a time.

In an effort to keep the noise level down, we ask that visitors be as quiet as possible and refrain from congregating in the hallway outside patient rooms. Visitors and family members may relax in our Sunroom when they are not in the patient's room.

Children under 12 years of age shall not be admitted as visitors to the hospital except in the company of a responsible adult. Children under 6 years of age shall be admitted as visitors only when authorized by the attending physician or professional nurse charged with the responsibility for the care of the patient, or the CEO.

Door Locking Policy


In an effort to provide a safe environment for our patients, residents, visitors, and staff, GCMC has limited the number of doors in which you can enter our facility. All visitors to Gove County Medical Center will need to enter through one of four entrances: GCMC Main Entrance, Southeast Visitors Entrance, Long Term Care Main Entrance, and Independent Living Apartments Main Entrance.

Patrons may enter through the GCMC Main Entrance 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The other three entrances will be unlocked seven days a week, during the designated times listed below. The Southeast Visitors Entrance will be open from 5:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Long Term Care Main Entrance will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the Independent Living Apartment Entrance will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Anyone coming to GCMC before 6:00 a.m. and/or after 8:00pm must enter through the Emergency Room Entrance. (The exception being if you are here for a sleep study, please enter through the Independent Living Apartment Entrance, which is open until 9:00 p.m.)

All emergencies will still need to present themselves to the Emergency Room Entrance.

Code of Conduct for Patients


In an effort to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, visitors, patients and their families, Gove County Medical Center expects visitors, patients and accompanying family members and/or care givers to refrain from unacceptable behaviors that are disruptive or pose a threat to the rights or safety of other patients and staff.

The following behaviors are prohibited:


Possession of firearms or any weapon
Physical assault, arson or inflicting bodily harm
Throwing objects
Climbing on furniture or toys*
Making verbal threats to harm another individual or destroy property
Intentionally damaging equipment or property
Making menacing gestures
Attempting to intimidate or harass other individuals
Making harassing, offensive or intimidating statements, or threats of violence through phone calls, letters, voicemail, email, or other forms of written, verbal or electronic communication.
Racial or cultural slurs or other derogatory remarks associated with, but not limited to, race, language or sexuality.

If you are subjected to any of these behaviors or witness inappropriate behavior, please report to any staff member. Violators are subject to removal from the facility.

Adults are expected to supervise children in their care.