General Visiting Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
If you have special needs, please tell the nurse.
Clergy may visit at any time.
Visitors with acute / infectious illnesses should not visit patients. Please see below policy.
Rest is important for recovery and we understand the importance of visitors during a hospital stay. The patient's physician and medical staff may limit or restrict visiting and the patient may also request no visitors. Please check at the nurses station if you have questions about visiting hours or limitations the patient may have.
- Nurses or doctors may limit or restrict the number of visitors according to the needs of the patient.
- Visitors are asked to avoid loud talking or noise, which may disturb other patients.
- Visitors are asked to remain in the waiting area when not in the patient's room.
- Patients and visitors are responsible for being respectful of the property of other patients, visitors, employees and the hospital.
- Anyone entering the hospital after 8:00 p.m. must use the Emergency Department entrance and report to registration personnel and check in at the appropriate nurses station.
- Accommodations may be made for overnight visitors of critically ill patients or children upon request. Overnight visitors will usually be limited to one per night. Notify the nurse if you will be spending the night. You must wear appropriate attire, remain in the patient's room, and are not permitted to sleep in the patient's bed.
- The patient has a right to designate whom they wish to see while in the hospital. The patient may select a support person who may or may not be the patient's surrogate decision-maker or legally authorized representative. This person will be allowed visitation privileges no more restrictive than those for immediate family members.
- The Bellevue Hospital will not restrict or deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, culture, language, religion, sex, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or physical or mental ability.
Visitors with acute / infectious illnesses should not visit patients. DO NOT VISIT PATIENTS if you have influenza-like symptoms or do not feel well. Symptoms include fever and one or more of the following:
- Sore throat
- Body aches
Please take preventative measures including:
- Get vaccinated
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze
- Wash your hands often with soap and hot water or with alcohol-based hand cleaner
- Avoid close contact with sick people
- Again, if you are sick, PLEASE STAY HOME