Visiting Hours and Policies

Visiting Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. for most main hospital patient areas.

Units with specific visiting hours and rules:
  • Mental Health: Visiting hours are 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

  • ICU/CCU: Visiting hours are open except between the hours of 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. during nursing shift changes.

  • Pediatrics: Visiting hours are open for parents; for all others, hours are 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Siblings of the patient, regardless of age, are permitted to visit.

Visiting hours vary according to the different hospital floors. If you are a patient, or a family member or friend of a patient, ask the nurse on your floor for the visiting hours.

Hospital Entrances
Main Hospital Visitors will be asked to register at the Visitor Welcome Desk inside the main hospital entrance.

Visitors entering the hospital through the Emergency Department can visit Emergency patients. To visit a patient in another area of the hospital, please check-in at the Visitor Welcome Desk.

Identification
Visitors may be asked to present valid government issued photo identification to obtain a visitor pass. Visitors without identification will be asked to wait until security approves their visit with the patient and staff. Minors (12-15) will not be allowed to visit without adult supervision. Minors (16-18) may be asked to present valid government issued photo identification to obtain a visitor badge.

Visitors will be asked to present valid government issued photo identification when requesting to visit a room or patient with visitor restrictions.

Visitors will be asked to display their visitor pass at all times while in the hospital. Anyone without a pass will be asked to leave patient care areas.

Visiting Policies
  • Three visitors per patient at one time are permitted. Security will contact patients who have more than three visitors and request that some visitors leave and check-out at the Visitor Welcome Desk before additional visitors are allowed to proceed to the patient’s room

  • Children under twelve (12) years of age will not be permitted to visit patients

  • Visitors may be asked to leave when patient care is to be administered. Nursing staff will explain the circumstances to visitors, asking them to wait in the appropriate waiting area until the patient and/or roommate is able to see visitors

  • Visitors are not permitted to utilize patient bathrooms or other patient facilities

  • Visitors are not to sit or lie down on patient beds

  • If, at any time, the hospital staff feels that a visitor is being disruptive and/or presents a threat to the care and safety of the patients, visitors or hospital employees, that visitor will be asked to leave the hospital

  • Only visitors with special wristbands will be allowed to visit after hours

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Women & Infants Pavilion

Labor & Delivery/Triage
One visitor may visit while the patient is in triage. Other visitors will be asked to wait in the main lobby. No visitor switching is allowed in triage observation.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) & Surgery
Only one visitor is allowed to be with the patient during surgery and recovery. No switching of visitors is allowed during this time.

Labor & Delivery/Antepartum
Visiting Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Three visitors may visit the patient at one time. After delivery, siblings over the age of 12 may visit the baby in the Labor & Delivery room. After delivery, all visitor badges must be returned to the Nurses’ Station. At that time guests can request a Couplet Care visitor badge from the Welcome Desk in the main lobby.

Couplet Care
Visiting Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Three visitors may visit the patient at one time. If a delivery occurs after visiting hours, three adult visitors will be allowed to visit for one hour.

Antepartum & Couplet Care Family Bonding
Visiting Hours: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Family Bonding time is a special time for siblings of any age to visit. Children may not visit a patient’s room unless they are the children or child of the patient. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
No visitors are allowed during shift changes (6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.). There may be additional times when visitors will be asked to leave the unit temporarily.

Two people are allowed to visit the baby at one time. The mother of the baby will identify five visitors (excluding herself) who will be allowed to visit the baby in the NICU or Nursery. Grandparents who are chosen as designated visitors will be allowed to visit without the parents present; other designated visitors may visit only when accompanied by one of the baby’s parents.

The baby’s siblings are welcome to visit during Family Bonding hours (2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.) provided their immunizations are current and they are free of rash, runny nose, fever, earache or other illness. (The parents will be asked to provide a copy of the immunization records prior to the siblings’ initial visit.) During Family Bonding hours both parents and one sibling will be allowed at the baby’s bedside. Siblings under the age of six will be limited to a 30-minute visitation period.

All visitors must perform a three-minute scrub prior to entering the baby’s room.

No children under the age of 12 other than a baby’s siblings are permitted in the NICU waiting area.