Visiting Guidelines

EFFECTIVE (2-22-21):

INPATIENT visitation is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All visitors must be older than 18 and wear a mask at all times while in our facilities.

Inpatient

Two visitors allowed per day, per inpatient.

W. G. WATSON, M.D., WOMEN’S CENTER

  • Labor & Delivery: One support person is allowed who must remain with the patient until discharge. Two additional visitors are allowed, per day, per Labor & Delivery patient.
  • NICU: One parent at a time from noon to 6 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. daily.

Visitation in other areas of the hospital

OUTPATIENT/SURGERIES AND PROCEDURES

Two visitors allowed per day, per outpatient being seen for surgery or a procedure, throughout the length of the outpatient visit.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Two visitors allowed per patient throughout the length of the ED visit.

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

END OF LIFE

Two 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.

ENTRANCES

Main Campus

Main Lobby and Heart & Vascular Institute: Inpatient visitation, outpatient diagnostic, surgeries, procedures and discharges

Outpatient Center: Outpatient diagnostic and laboratory appointments

Day Surgery: Day Surgery patients

Summerville

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

Emergency Department

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