Visitors can be good therapy for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern at St. Joseph Medical Center, and, in order to facilitate your care, specific visiting hours and regulations have been established for each unit.
General visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. However, certain units within the medical center have specific visiting hours. Please see below.
12:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Fathers of infants may visit 24 hours a day. Siblings are allowed to visit; otherwise, children must be more than 12 years old to visit. Siblings cannot enter the nursing unit if they have colds, chicken pox, fever or evidence of infection. An adult, other than the patient, must attend siblings at all times.
Critical Care Units
The medical center limits visiting in these units due to the patients added requirements for rest. Visiting hours are 11 a.m. - 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. - 7 a.m. Please note: the unit is closed to visitors from 7 - 11 a.m. and 6:45 - 8:30 p.m.
A private waiting room is available near the M/S ICU; another is located near the Open Heart/Cardiac Catheterization Units.
General Psychiatry visiting hours are:
- Monday through Friday: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: 3 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Because of patients needs for rest and recuperation during shorter medical stays, these visiting guidelines must be followed:
- Only two visitors per patient at any one time.
- Visitors should limit their visits, so as not to tire patients.
- If a visitor has a cold, flu or feels ill, it is best not to visit a patient.
Visitors seeing patients in Pediatrics, Labor and Delivery, Mother/Baby Unit or the Nursery must pick up badges from the information desk in the lobby. These areas have security systems, so visitors can enter and exit only with a badge. In consideration of all patients, we discourage visits by small children. If a child is visiting in the medical center, he or she must be supervised at all times. Children are welcome to visit a new baby brother or sister and their mother in the Mother/Baby Unit.