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Visiting Hours

Patient Visitation

When someone you love is sick or in the hospital, you want to be there. Baptist understands and respects that, and we value the contribution visitors make to our patients’ recovery.

This page provides information for visitors regarding:

  • Visiting Hours

    The goal of the Baptist Health System is to provide a patient care environment that is supportive of the patient’s relationships with family and friends.

    Baptist Health System’s open visiting hours allow you to visit your friend or family member 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • Policy

    Patient care in the Baptist Health System will be provided in an atmosphere that is respectful and supportive of the integral role of loving relationships during hospitalization. 

    The Baptist Health System will not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. 

    The Baptist Health System will ensure that all visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with the patient’s preferences. 
  • Visitation Rights

    • Patients may choose who may and may not visit them while in the Baptist Health System.
    • Patients may withdraw or deny consent for visitation at any time.
    • The patient (or the patient’s support person) may limit the visiting privileges of his/her visitors, including providing for more limited visiting for some visitors than others.
    • The Baptist Health System will not differentiate among visitors without a clinically necessary or reasonable basis for doing so.
  • Visitor Responsibilities

    • Children will be supervised in both the patient care and waiting areas by a responsible adult.
    • Please do not visit for 24 hours after showing signs of illness such as but not limited to:
      •     Runny nose
      •     Cough
      •     Fever
      •     Pink Eye
      •     Diarrhea
      •     Vomiting
    • All visitors will thoroughly wash or sanitize their hands before entering and after leaving the patient’s room and/or after contact with the patient.
    • The hospital may limit the number of visitors at one time at the patient’s bedside
  • Justified Clinical Restrictions to Visitation

    • A court order limiting or restraining contact
    • Behavior presenting a direct risk or threat to the patient, hospital staff, or others in the immediate environment.
    • Behavior disruptive of the functioning of the patient care unit
    • Reasonable limitations on the number of visitors at any one time
    • Patient’s risk of infection by the visitor
    • Visitor’s risk of infection by the patient
    • Extraordinary protections because of a pandemic or infectious disease outbreak
    • Substance abuse treatment protocols requiring restricted visitation
    • Patient’s need for rest or privacy
    • Need for privacy or rest by another individual in the patient’s shared room
    • Clinical interventions, therapy or procedures where the healthcare provider believes limited visitation is best for the patient