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Current patient and visitor guidelines

The safety of our patients, team members, and community is our highest priority. Please do not come to visit someone in the hospital if you are sick or if anyone in your household is sick.


Visiting Hours for Non-COVID and COVID patients: 7am – 9pm

  • Visitors may enter through the South Entrance or the Emergency Department daily from 7am - 7pm
  • After 7pm visitors will enter through the Emergency Department only
  • Age 12 and older (exceptions can be approved by House Supervisor if warranted)
  • Visitors should stay in the patient’s room unless asked to step out by staff
  • Maximum of 2 visitors at a time
  • The length of the visit will not be limited during visiting hours
  • Labor & Delivery visitation is the same as listed above

Overnight Visitors: (must check in before 9pm at a Greeter’s Desk and will be designated with a sticker with the date clearly written on it):

  • 1 overnight visitor allowed in most areas
  • 2 overnight visitors allowed for Peds (others may be allowed 2 visitors with House Supervisor approval)
  • Overnight visitors must be checked in by 9pm and will not be allowed re-entry (until 7am) if they leave

Masking and PPE:

  • All visitors must continue to wear a mask for the duration of their visit
  • Visitors with COVID patients must wear PPE provided by the hospital and kept in door caddies (gloves and a gown, and a standard mask will be permitted with face shield)
  • We will not require chaperones for COVID visits

Exceptions to the above:

  • ICU visiting hours continue with the same time restrictions and 2 visitors per patient
  • SNU visitation remains unrestricted
  • Pavilion visitation is unrestricted (except Urgent Care – 2 visitors at a time)
  • Up to 8 individuals may be allowed with a patient who is end of life at the discretion of the House Supervisor

The visitor policy is subject to change to ensure the safety of all of our patients, visitors, staff, and providers.

Visitors who want to contact patients in the hospital may do so by phone, FaceTime or other electronic means. Please call 270.651.4444 to be connected to the patient's room.