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Visitation Rights

Providing a safe environment for all

You have an important role in the healing process for family and friends being cared for at Emanuel Medical Center. The hospital has a few guidelines for visitors to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone at Emanuel.

Visiting guidelines

These guidelines are in place for the comfort and safety of Emanuel patients and to allow them the quiet time they need to rest and recover.
  • Children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • If you have a cough, fever or any other signs of illness, do not visit.
  • Smoking is prohibited anywhere on the smoke-free hospital campus
  • Two visitors at a time are allowed per patient; visits of 10 to 20 minutes at a time are ideal.
  • For large groups, please wait in one of the waiting rooms until it is your turn to visit. Do not congregate in the hallways. Our staff can show you how to connect to our free wireless Internet to help you pass the time until it is your turn to visit.
  • If possible, try to schedule your visit with the patient. This gives them an opportunity to look and feel their best.
  • Please knock and ask permission to enter the room.
  • Be considerate of the roommate of the person you are visiting. They may be sleeping or resting.
  • Keep noise to a minimum.
  • Do not bring in outside food to eat in a patient’s room.
  • Be respectful of the patient's privacy. If a doctor or nurse needs to talk to or treat the patient, please excuse yourself unless the patient asks you to stay.
  • Follow the nurses' instructions as they are looking out for the well-being of the patient.

Visitors may be restricted or limited

Visitor restrictions and limitations may be necessary in a few instances. These include:
  • Visitors interfere with the care or treatment of our patient
  • Patient's rest and privacy is needed
  • Threatening, disruptive or violent behavior
  • Visitor may potentially be exposed to infectious or hazardous material
  • Visitor may place a patient at risk of exposure to infectious or hazardous material
  • A member of the medical team needs individual time with the patient
  • Existing court orders restricting contact that the hospital is aware of
  • Visitation hours are over

Visiting hours

General hospital visiting hours

General hospital visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Visitors after 9 p.m. will need special permission from the patient's nurse. If you are arriving after 9 p.m., you will need to enter through the Emergency Department and obtain a pass from Security.

Specialty unit hours

Specialty units including pediatrics and the Critical Care Unit have specific visiting hours and guidelines. Please call us at (855) 604-4263 to find out about those hours and guidelines.

Mary Stuart Rogers Birthing Center

Visiting hours for fathers of newborns are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Other family and friends are welcome from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will need to register with the volunteer in the waiting room to get your visitor badge. We allow two visitors at a time per patient.