Visitor Guidelines

Visiting Hours

  • Every day from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Due to the decline of respiratory viruses, children younger than age 12 will be allowed to visit patients, in addition to adult caregivers and children age 12 or older. Visitors younger than age 18 will still be asked to take a simple health test to make sure they are not sick.

Parents and Guardians

  • Can visit their child at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unless directed by a doctor or nurse
  • Will be given a parent/guardian ID badge within 24 hours of arrival—please wear it and make sure it can be seen at all times in the hospital
  • Should plan to stay with their child each night the child stays overnight:
    • Sleeping space for one adult is offered in each patient room.
    • Staff members will be in and out of patients’ rooms at all hours—please wear proper clothing at all times.
    • Other family members should plan to stay in a hotel (see Page 13 for local hotels).
    • For parents with children in the ICU, please ask the nurse for special ICU visitation guidelines.

    Brothers and Sisters

    • Can visit during normal visiting hours (8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.) if they are age 12 or older and are not sick
    • Can use the activity centers and go with patients to any activities
    • Must be with a parent at all times when in the hospital

    Other Visitors

    • May visit during normal visiting hours (8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
    • Are limited to a number of visitors that does not disturb patient care and well-being
    • Visitors who wish to stay after normal visiting hours must have consent from the child’s parent/guardian and a nurse, and they must follow these procedures:
      • Go to the information desk and sign in when the end of visiting hours is announced.
      • Show a picture ID to get a visitor’s sticker.
      • Wear the sticker, and make sure it can be seen at all times in the hospital.