Visiting Guidelines


Unit 2800 Pediatric Pre-Admission Testing Services (PATS) and Observation Visiting Guidelines

  • Parents and grandparents are allowed at bedside any time.
  • Visitors must be over 14 years of age.
  • All visitation will be at the discretion of clinical staff and may be modified depending on the status of the individual patient and the patients nearby.

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Unit 3700 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Visiting Guidelines

  • Parents are not considered visitors.  As active members of the caregiving team, parents are welcomed at their baby’s bedside any time day or night. Entry onto the unit is limited between 6:30-7:30 AM and PM, due to shift change.
  • Other family members and friends may visit with a parent, but due to space limitations, only two individuals may be at a baby’s bedside at a time (one of which must be a banded parent).  Single parents may choose one consistent, banded support person who may be at the bedside at any time.
  • Children over 14 may visit with a baby’s parent, and younger children may make arrangements with Child Life Specialists to visit the NICU by appointment. There will be limited visitation in the NICU during flu season.
  • Parents and visitors may be asked to leave a NICU room if a procedure or surgery is being performed in the room that necessitates patient privacy or safety.
  • Parents and visitors will present identification upon request (band numbers and letters, driver's license).

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Unit 4800 Pediatric Oncology / Hematology Visiting Guidelines

  • Parents and grandparents may visit any time.
  • All other visitors may visit a child during the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Visitors must be over 14 years of age.
  • All visitation will be at the discretion of clinical staff and may be modified depending on the status of the individual patient and the patients nearby.
  • Due to the fact that all patients on Unit 4800 have a decreased ability to fight germs, we ask that all visitors wash their hands prior to entering the unit or a child's room. For the safety of your child and our other patients, we request that all visitors with colds, rashes, fevers, mouth blisters or other contagious diseases or questionable exposures not visit.

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Units 5100, 5200, 5300 Acute Care Pediatrics Visiting Guidelines

  • Parents may visit any time.
  • All other visitors may visit a child during the hours of 1:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. Only two visitors at a time are allowed at the bedside.
  • Visitors must be over 14 years of age.
  • All visitation will be at the discretion of clinical staff and may be modified depending on the status of the individual patient and the patients nearby.

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Unit 5700 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Visiting Guidelines

  • Parents and grandparents may visit at any time.
  • All other visitors may visit a child during the hours of 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Only two visitors at a time are allowed at the bedside.
  • As part of our security program, you must speak with the unit secretary through the intercom. It will take a few moments for the secretary to clear your visit and permit your entrance to the unit.
  • All visitation will be at the discretion of clinical staff and may be modified depending on the status of the individual patient and the patients nearby.

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Unit 5800 Children's Heart Center and Intermediate Care Visiting Guideline

  • Parents may visit at any time. Parents may choose four other consistent adults as visitors for their child, usually grandparents, who may visit one at a time with one of the parents.
  • Each time you come to the unit, you will need to check with the unit secretary or nurse in charge.
  • Anyone with symptoms of a cold, flu, or open sores should not visit on the unit. Talk with the nurse in charge if you have any of these symptoms.
  • Only two visitors at a time are allowed.
  • Visitors must be over 14 years of age.
  • You will be asked to wash your hands before each visit. Also, you will be asked to wear a cover gown if your child is under one month of age.
  • Visiting is more limited for intensive care unit patients, especially right after surgery. But as your child's condition stabilizes and improves, you will be able to visit for longer periods of time.
  • Visitors will be asked to leave during doctors' rounds, nurses' reports, and when procedures are being done in the room that necessitate patient privacy.
  • All visitation will be at the discretion of clinical staff and may be modified depending on the status of the individual patient and the patients nearby.

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