Visiting Guidelines

Visitation Guidelines

EFFECTIVE (12-29-21):

INPATIENT visitation is from noon- 6 p.m.

All visitors must be older than 18 and wear a mask at all times while in our facilities. PLEASE NOTE: COVID-positive patients are NOT allowed visitors.

Inpatient

One visitor allowed per day, per inpatient.

W. G. WATSON, M.D., WOMEN’S CENTER

  • One support person allowed with Labor & Delivery and Obstetrics patients to stay the entire admission until discharge.
  • One visitor allowed for Antepartum patients noon-6 p.m.
  • One visitor allowed for Labor & Delivery/Operating Room surgery patients until 6 p.m. or patient is discharged from L&D/OR
  • Mom and one support person allowed in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit from noon-6 p.m.

Visitation in other areas of the hospital

OUTPATIENT/SURGERIES AND PROCEDURES

One visitor allowed per outpatient being seen for surgery or a procedure, throughout the length of the outpatient visit.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

One visitor allowed per patient throughout the length of the ED visit.

Note: If outpatients or emergency department patients are admitted to the hospital, then inpatient visitation applies.

END OF LIFE

Four visitors; others allowed on a case-by-case basis per the patient’s physician.

PLEASE NOTE: For patients with cognitive or communicative disabilities or issues, a support person will be allowed to accompany the patient throughout their stay, whether inpatient or outpatient, according to the qualifiers outlined by the Office for Civil Rights.

Now Allowed

Outside food and flowers are now allowed for all patients EXCEPT those in University Hospital's ICU and all COVID-positive patients.

ENTRANCES

Main Campus

Main Lobby and Heart & Vascular Institute: Inpatient visitation, outpatient diagnostic, surgeries, procedures and discharges. PLEASE NOTE: The HVI entrance will close at 6 p.m. each evening. Please enter through the main lobby after 6 p.m.

Outpatient Center: Outpatient diagnostic and laboratory appointments

Day Surgery: Day Surgery patients

Summerville

Main Entrance: Patient appointments from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

McDuffie

Emergency Room Walk-in Entrance: Patient appointments and inpatient visitation from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Patient Belongings

Items that may be delivered to OVERNIGHT patients:

  • Eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Prosthetics
  • Dentures and denture cream
  • Phone and charger, laptop or tablet (i.e. iPad)
  • CPAP machine
  • Reading book, games book, bible
  • Personal hygiene items (such as soap, toothpaste, brush)
  • Underwear, pajamas, gowns, robes
  • Baby Items for Women's Center patients

Items NOT ALLOWED:

  • Blankets and Bed Pillows

Items that may be delivered when a patient is being DISCHARGED:

  • Change of clothes

Visitation at University Extended Care