Visiting hours & guidelines
Care is provided in a patient-centered atmosphere that is respectful and mindful of the important role visitors play in a patient’s well-being. Please keep the following visitation guidelines in mind.
Visitors are welcome at any time during the patient’s stay. Visitors may stay with a family member or friend who is being treated in the emergency department, for outpatient services or ambulatory surgery. Patients can choose who can and cannot visit them while they are in our facility without regard to legal relationship, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
Limits on visiting from our staff must be reasonable, based on the patient’s medical condition and explained to patients and their chosen support persons and/or representative. Reasons for limiting visitation may include the following:
- The patient requests restrictions or time limits for visiting
- There are safety concerns, such as risk of infection
- Visiting interferes with the care of other patients, including the need for their rest and privacy
- A visitor has a current court order that restricts contact with the patient
- A visitor becomes disruptive, threatening or violent
- The patient is in a substance abuse or mental health treatment program that requires limited visiting
Visits from children
- Children are welcome to visit a family member, but those under the age of 16 should be supervised by a responsible adult during their visit.
- Young children are expected to stay with a responsible adult who is supervising them to ensure a safe and restful environment for the patient and other patients sharing the room.
- There are no age restrictions for visiting children, but supervising adults are encouraged to keep their visit brief.