Visiting Hours

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.

 

Family Birthing Center 

No age restrictions for visitors.

Fathers, children and others designated by the mother may visit as often as they desire.  Immediate family members permitted to visit anytime.

There is a limit of up to three visitors at one time are to be in the patient's room.  This is especially necessary during labor and delivery.  Additional visitors should wait in the Family Birthing Center waiting area located off of the Atrium.  Alternation of visitors and updates of patient status should be coordinated among family members.  At no time should visitors obstruct access into the patient's room. 

All general visiting to end by 8:00 p.m.

 

Ambulatory Care Department 

Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in the department for visitation. 

Visitors are allowed in the department while patient is in the Ambulatory Care Unit at the discretion of the nurse.

Visitors are limited to two at a time. 

 

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Visitors are not permitted in the PACU (recovery area) unless under special circumstances and at the discretion of the recovery nurse.

During the recovery of children, two care providers are allowed to stay with the child after the nurse completes the initial assessment.

 

Emergency Department

Visitors are limited to two per patient.

 

Visiting 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.
  • Children under the age of 12 may visit with special permission from the nurse.  In the best interest of all patients, we request infants and small children not be brought to visit during a patient's hospital stay.  Children should never be left unattended. 
  • Accommodations will 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: 

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Chills 
  • Fatigue 

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

 

Be a Welcomed Visitor