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Intensive Care Unit


Critically ill patients require special attention from a highly trained staff. That’s what we provide in the intensive care unit (ICU) at UT Health Athens, where patients receive constant monitoring. Those at risk of falling have in-room cameras to add another layer of safety.

At the heart of our ICU is our devoted team of nurses, who only care for two patients at a time. All ICU nurses receive critical care training, advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification and additional trauma training.


What to expect if your loved one is in the ICU

Our ICU medical team will keep family members and/or designated parties informed of any major changes in your loved one’s condition or plan of care. We also will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss the prognosis and to answer your questions. Feel free to notify us if you have any concerns or notice a change in the patient’s situation.


Visitation at the UT Health Athens ICU

When visiting the ICU at UT Health Athens, you will need special access for entry. Pets and children under the age of 6 are not allowed in the unit. For more information, please call 903-676-2180.

Daily visiting hours are:

10 a.m. – noon

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.