Visitor Hours and Guidelines
We welcome visitors at the hospital every day, but some areas of the hospital have different rules for visiting. For specific visitor hours and guidelines, please ask the nurses on the floor you are visiting. Some areas of the hospital, such as intensive care or other specialized units, may have special visiting hours or restrictions so call the nurses' station before making plans to visit.
Patients need to rest while in the hospital, so please limit visits based on the patient's needs. Children under 12 may visit when accompanied by an adult, but check with nursing staff before allowing visitors under 6.
If visiting a shared patient room, please respect the other patient's privacy.
Please don't visit the hospital if you:
- Are running a fever or feel feverish
- Have a cough, sore throat or runny nose
- Are having body aches, vomiting or diarrhea
- Have had or been exposed to seasonal flu within the past 7 days
Parents as visitors
You are welcome to spend as much time as you'd like with your child during his or her stay at the hospital. Parents or grandparents can usually stay overnight in the child's room and a limited number of parent sleep rooms are available. Ask the nursing staff for details.
Via Christi is tobacco-free, inside and out
For the better health of our patients, visitors and employees, Via Christi Hospital is tobacco-free, inside and out, including on sidewalks and curbs, or in parking areas.