Visiting Hours by Hospital

  • Inpatient Hospital Visiting Hours are 12-8pm daily.
  • Medical Intensive Care, Neurological, CTICU and Surgical Intensive care units is 12-6 pm and 8 -9:00 pm to allow for clinical rounding.
  • Inpatient Visits are limited to two people per day during designated visitation hours.
  • Emergency Room visiting hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • For the Adult ED and 1East CDU, we will only allow 1 visitor per patient.
  • All visitors must be 12 years of age or older.

Visiting hours: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

  • Emergency Department: Two (2) visitors per patient/per visit.
  • All visitors must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Hospital Visitors: Main Lobby entrance only. Two (2) visitors per patient/per visit.
  • Daily visitation is from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. This includes Mother/Baby, 1N, 2N and 4N.
  • Labor & Delivery: Two (2) support persons who are essential to patient care throughout labor, delivery and the immediate postpartum period. These people can be the patient’s spouse, partner, sibling, doula or another person they choose. These individuals would be provided the appropriate PPE.
  • 3K Unit: One (1) visitor per patient/per day. Monday through Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
  • 3N Unit: Two (2) visitors per patient/per visit. Monday through Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00pm. Saturday and Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
  • ICU: Two (2) visitors per patient/per visit between 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.
  • Same Day Surgery and Procedures: Limited to two (2) companions and those companions may remain in the hospital designated waiting area until patient is discharged, unless disallowed by the hospital according to the patient’s condition, circumstances or hospital policy. Upon discharge, visitors will be allowed to the unit to pick up the patient and be educated by the staff.
  • COVID-19 Patients: Two (2) visitors per patient/per visit. Daily visitation is from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Visitors will be provided with education on how to perform appropriate and effective hand hygiene, as well as information on proper donning, doffing and disposal of personal protection equipment (PPE), Visitors must adhere to all procedures while visiting.

General inpatient visitation hours are 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily with a limit of two visitors at the bedside at a time to ensure social distancing. Exceptions to this must be approved by Administrator on Duty only.

Visiting hours are 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

  • Two visitors per patient.
  • Upon discharge, visitors will be allowed to the unit to pick up patient and be educated by the staff.

Visiting hours are 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

All visitors must be 12 years of age or older.

 

Medical Units and Step-Down: 12:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

CTICU, MICU2 and SICU: 12:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. and then 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Visitors are limited to no more than two (2) at a bedside, unless extenuating circumstances

 

Emergency Department:

Visitors are limited to no more than two (2) at a bedside.

Visitation may be restricted during time of high patient volume.

Effective November 2, 2022: All visitors must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms (including temperature checks), MUST wear a mask at all times and perform hand-hygiene. All visitors must receive a visitor's pass from security. Non-compliance will result in no visitation.

  • Hospital Visitors: Main Lobby entrance only. Two (2) visitors per patient at a time. Daily visitation is from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.
  • Same Day Surgery and Procedures: Limited to one (1) companion and that companion may remain to accompany the patient to the OR holding area until the patient goes in for surgery/ procedure and then will be directed to wait in the hospital designated waiting area until patient is discharged, unless disallowed by the hospital according to the patient's condition, circumstances or hospital policy.
  • COVID-19 Patients: Visitors are allowed, visitors must be advised regarding how to perform appropriate and effective hand hygiene and proper donning, doffing, and disposal of personal protection equipment (PPE) and must adhere to such procedures while visiting.
  • Visitors must be at least 12 year of age and must be supervised by an adult visitor. Visitation for children under the age of 12 year of age will be made on a case-by­ case basis determined by the hospital.

Security and other staff will monitor visitor compliance with wearing face masks and PPE. All visitors who fail to comply with requirements will be asked to leave the facility.

Labor & Deliver Policies by Hospital

One support person essential to patient care throughout labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period is permitted. This person can be the patient’s spouse, partner, sibling, or another person they choose. In these settings, this person will be the only support person allowed to be present during the patient’s care. This individual would be provided the appropriate PPE and remain for the duration.

Doulas are allowed to accompany the birthing couple to provide practical and emotional support during their in-patient hospital stay.

Two (2) support persons who are essential to patient care throughout labor, delivery and the immediate postpartum period. These people can be the patient’s spouse, partner, sibling, doula or another person they choose. These individuals would be provided the appropriate PPE.

  • One support person essential to patient care throughout labor, delivery, and the postpartum period including recovery is permitted. This person can be the patient’s spouse, partner, sibling, doula, or another person they choose. In these settings, this will be the only person allowed to be present during the patient’s care. This individual will be provided the appropriate PPE and remain for the duration of the patient’s stay. 
  • The support person (spouse/partner/designee) is tested for COVID upon arrival, anticipating their ongoing stay with the patient. 
  • Support person(s) will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, sore throat, runny nose, and cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches or diarrhea) and conduct a temperature check prior to entering the clinical area and every 12 hours thereafter for the remainder of the person’s presence at the bedside. 
  • According to the guidance, when providing personal protective equipment to a support person, instructions on PPE conservation strategies should be provided to minimize unnecessary waste (i.e., prolonged wearing). 
  • If either support person has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or presents with or develops symptoms of COVID-19, the individual will be asked to leave the facility. In this situation, through informed decision-making the patient and family may choose to select a different support person to be present with the patient.
  • If the support person leaves the facility, they will be permitted back in to visit only during identified hospital visiting hours, not continuously. They will be screened upon arrival. 

Two support persons essential to patient care throughout labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period until discharge are permitted. These persons can be the patient’s spouse, partner, sibling, doula, or another person they choose.  These individuals would be provided the appropriate PPE. 

The support persons will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches and/or diarrhea) and conduct a temperature check prior to entering the clinical area and every 12 hours thereafter for the remainder of the person’s presence at the bedside.

According to the guidance, when providing personal protective equipment to a support person, instructions on PPE conservation strategies should be provided to minimize unnecessary waste (i.e., prolonged wearing).

If a support person has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 or presents with or develops symptoms of COVID-19, the individual will be asked to leave the facility. In this situation, through informed decision-making the patient and family may choose to select a different support person to be present with the patient.

For Planned Induction or C-Section: The patient and primary support person will be tested for COVID -19, at St Charles Hospital, no more than three days prior to scheduled admission. Primary support persons with negative PCR are permitted to accompany patient during cesarean section and remain with patient until discharge. The patient may elect to have a second support person with them in Labor and Delivery (but will be limited to primary support person for Cesarean section and immediate recovery period). The second support person must be either fully vaccinated or have had a negative Covid-19 test no more than three days prior to admission date. Proof of vaccination or negative test is required. Prior to transfer to maternity unit, the second support person will leave the hospital but may return during visiting hours between 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday.

For Unplanned, Spontaneous Labor: The patient and primary support person will be tested for COVID-19 upon admission to St. Charles Hospital.  Primary support persons with negative PCR are permitted to accompany patient during cesarean section and remain with patient until discharge. The patient may elect to have a second support person with them in Labor and Delivery but will be limited to primary support person for Cesarean section and immediate recovery period. The second support person must be either fully vaccinated or have had a negative Covid-19 test no more than three days prior to admission date. Proof of vaccination or negative test is required. Prior to transfer to maternity unit, the second support person will leave the hospital but may return during visiting hours between 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday.

If primary support person tests positive for COVID-19 prior to planned admission (cesarean section/induction), the patient may elect another primary support person. That person will need to be tested for COVID-19 at St. Charles Hospital.