Following is a summary of guidelines from departments in Eau Claire with restricted visiting hours. Contact the department if you have further questions.
Critical Care Unit
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.
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.
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