Visiting Hours and Policies
General visiting hours are 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, with special exceptions made for the Family Birth Place as detailed below.
Important Flu Season Notice: During periods of flu outbreaks, children including siblings are restricted in visiting. Please see our main Visiting Policy webpage to find out if such restrictions are in place at any given time.
Labor & Delivery Unit
- Up to two designated support persons are permitted with a laboring or delivered patient (exceptions may be made at the discretion of the nurse).
- Siblings may visit after delivery, with permission from the care manager. Children other than siblings are not permitted to visit Labor & Delivery.
- No sibling who is sick or has recently been exposed to a contagious disease may visit.
- Children 12 years old or younger must have an adult, other than the labor coach, to supervise them at all times. They must remain in their parent’s room or waiting area at all times.
- Parents who wish to have their other children in attendance during the delivery must arrange this in advance with their physician and the nurse manager of Labor & Delivery. Parents assume the responsibility of preparing the child for the birthing experience.
- Grandparents who are not acting in the role of labor coach may visit if requested by the patient.
Cesarean Section Room/Labor & Delivery Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
- At the discretion of the physician, one support person may attend the surgery.
- A staff member will bring guests to the L&D PACU for patient visits.
- The number of guests may be limited based on patient condition and unit activities at that time.
- One significant other, identified by wearing a hospital ID band, has unrestricted visiting hours and may stay overnight.
- In the Mother/Baby Unit, four guest passes will be allowed per patient.
- Siblings may visit; however, children other than siblings are not permitted to visit.
- Children (siblings) 12 years old or younger must have an adult, other than the mother, to supervise them at all times. Children must remain in their parent’s room or waiting area at all times.
- All guests must wash their hands thoroughly before contact with an infant.
- All guests (adults and siblings) must be free of illness or symptoms of illness.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Parents can be present at all times except during nursing shift changes (6:30 – 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.) to ensure privacy of patient information.
- All family/guests must enter through the main NICU entrance.
- All family/guests must wash hands (1-minute scrub) prior to visiting with infants.
- A parent must accompany any guest, and guests are to remain at the infant’s bedside.
- No siblings under the age of 5 may visit.
- Siblings 5 and above of an infant in the NICU may visit if a screening form is completed for each visit when the child is under 12 years old.