Visitor Guidelines and Hours

Visiting Hours

Below is a summary of guidelines from our departments with restricted visiting hours. Contact the department if you have further questions.

Critical Care Unit

  • Generally, visiting hours are determined by each patient’s individual needs and changes in his or her condition. Please check with a nurse.
  • Children may be allowed to visit based on the patient’s condition. Please check with a nurse.
  • Family waiting rooms are available 24 hours a day for you use.
  • Quiet rest period is from 2-4 p.m. daily. Please visit during other times.
  • Please visit the CCU page for more information.

Family Birthing Center

The hospital entrance will be closed from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. If you are in labor and need to come to Family Birth Center between these times, please enter the building through the Emergency Department. Support people that stay overnight in your postpartum room that leave and re-enter the building during the overnight hours must use the Emergency Department entrance. Limited Emergency Department entry is preferred. Please see our brochure on visiting guidelines.

Inpatient Behavioral Health

Visiting hours are Monday-Saturday, noon-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., and Sunday, noon-8 p.m.

Visiting outside of these hours can be arranged with the nurse assigned to the patient's care. All visitors must pass through a metal detector. Items considered unsafe in the unit will be kept in a locker for protection. Cell phones are not allowed and will also be kept in a locker. Visiting may be limited if the charge nurse determines there may be safety concerns.

Neuroscience/Pediatrics/Trauma

No limitations except by physician order or patient/family request. Quiet rest time from 1-3 p.m. daily. Please visit during other times.

Special Care Nursery

Please see our brochure on visiting guidelines.

Support Person Program

When a patient is admitted to any inpatient department, we ask the patient or family member to identify one support person who will be the primary patient representative to receive information and updates about the patient's condition. This support person is also responsible for communicating these updates to family and friends and acting as the patient's advocate.

Each patient is assigned a security code. To protect the privacy of the patient and allow the nurse to spend the maximum amount of time with the patient, the support person must have this security code to obtain information about the patient.

Support person tips

  • Let us know if you do not want us to give out your name and contact information to callers and visitors if they want to have updated clinical information.
  • Take notes when receiving medical information so you can refer to them when updating family and friends.
  • Ask for information about CaringBridge to post online updates.