Hospital Galveston Medical Facility

The Hospital Galveston Medical Facility is a prison for male and female inmates of all custody levels who are undergoing intensive medical treatment. This facility can house a maximum of 365 inmates and is managed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 

The medical capabilities at Hospital Galveston include: In-patient medical, Skilled medical facility with medical/surgical, ICU, and holding beds. Hospital care, acute care, and 45 specialty and subspecialty clinics available.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

The Hospital Galveston Medical Facility has visiting hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. However, inmates who are critically ill are allowed visits everyday.

If you have visiting questions, please call the Ombudsman Visitation Hotline at (936) 437-4927 or toll free at (844) 476-1289. The hotline is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Visiting Applications

Before you can visit an inmate at the Hospital Galveston Medical Facility, you must get approved by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Click on the visiting application and instructions below to get started.

Dress Code

The dress code for visits at Hospital Galveston Medical Facility is strictly enforced. If you are not dressed appropriately, staff may deny your visit.

  • Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toe shoes may be worn. 
  • Clothing that is tight fitting, revealing, or made with see-through fabrics are prohibited.
  • Sleeveless shirts and dresses are allowed, but must cover the shoulders. 
  • Shorts, skirts no shorter than three (3) inches above the middle of the knee while standing, capri pants or long pants are allowed. 
  • Length is not restricted for children ages 10 and younger. 
  • Clothing with pictures or language that may be considered profane or offensive is not allowed. 

For a complete list of the visiting rules, click here.

What can you bring to a visit?

A photo ID is required for all visitors 18 years of age and older. All other items must be kept in your vehicle except: 

  • A small wallet, clear plastic bag, or change purse
  • $25 cash (in coins) for the vending machines
  • Visitors with infants or small children may bring no more than three diapers, a supply of baby wipes, and two baby bottles (“sippy” cup for toddlers). These items must be stored in a clear plastic bag.

Physical Address

Hospital Galveston Medical Facility
809 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX 77555

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

(409) 772-2875 (**023)

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name/DOC Number
Hospital Galveston Medical Facility
P.O. Box 48, Substation #1
Galveston, TX 77555

Newspapers, magazines, and books must be mailed directly to offenders by the vendor. For example, if you order a new book from Amazon for your inmate, you must have it mailed directly to the prison with your inmate's name and ID number in the mailing address. 


You can send your inmate eMessages through JPAY. To register, please contact JPAY at 1-866-333- 5729 or visit their website at

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at Hospital Galveston Medical Facility can't receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during certain hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in Texas, please click here.

How to Send Money

There are a number of ways to send money to an inmate at Hospital Galveston Medical Facility.


Click here and enter offender number, name, and confirm offender. Add deposit amount to your cart and checkout using a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card for a service fee.

MONEY ORDERS or CASHIER’S CHECKS made payable to “Inmate Trust Fund for Offender Name and Number” 

  • You may obtain deposit slips from offender or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060 
  • Send deposit and completed deposit slip to Inmate Trust Fund, PO Box 60, Huntsville, TX 77342-0060

JPAY allows you to send money to an offender for a service fee. Visit their website at or call 1.800.574.5729 to send funds using Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card. 


1. Visit 

2. Telephone (toll-free): 1.866.345.1884 for live bilingual agents available 24/7

Programs For Inmates

There are no Educational Programs at the Hospital Galveston Medical Facility. They do offer Religious/Faith Based Studies and Activities, Chaplaincy  Services, and the Love Me Tender Program.

Love Me Tender

After delivery, new mothers on the unit who have permission from the warden participate in the Love Me Tender baby-bonding program, in which they can see their babies not only during scheduled weekend visitation hours, but also for any two-hour period weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Careers at Hospital Galveston Medical Facility

If you are interested in a career with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and would like more information about available jobs at Hospital Galveston Medical Facility, click here.