VISITOR GUIDELINES

General Visiting Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week

Patients and their families are at the heart of everything we do at UMC Children’s Hospital. In support of our long-standing mission to promote family-centered care, we now offers extended visiting hours and additional opportunities for our patients to spend valuable time with their loved ones. Visitors play an essential role in the healing process, and we encourage family and friends to visit patients during their hospital stays.

Please review the detailed visitor guidelines below. If you have any questions during your visit, please don’t hesitate to ask our team members for assistance. We are always here to help!

General Guidelines

  • Most patients may have two visitors at a time during general visiting hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. We ask all other visitors to relax in one of our comfortable waiting areas.

  • In most cases, one parent or legal guardian may stay overnight with a child in our General Pediatrics unit.

  • Visitors under the age of 14 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (other than a patient) and may not be left unattended in waiting rooms or other public areas.

  • UMC Children’s Hospital may offer additional visitors and extended visiting hours for extenuating circumstances.

  • When providing direct patient care, our clinical team members may ask visitors to step out of the room for a brief time.

  • UMC Children’s Hospital may limit visitation based on the patient’s clinical status.

  • Please remember that masks are required in all patient care areas, including patient rooms.

  • Please practice good hand hygiene, including always using hand sanitizer when entering and exiting a patient room.

  • Please cooperate with all directives from UMC Children’s Hospital staff when visiting.

  • Visitors must always wear their visitor badges during their visits.

Unit-Specific Guidelines:
General Pediatrics

  • Two visitors are allowed at a time during general visiting hours, and one parent or legal guardian may stay overnight

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • One parent or legal guardian may visit at a time

Labor & Delivery

  • 24-hour visitation is allowed for significant others
  • One visitor at a time is allowed during active labor (two visitors total)
  • After the baby is delivered, two visitors are allowed in most cases during normal visiting hours
  • Significant others must wear the provided blue wrist bands at all times