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Visiting Policy

Special Visitor Notice During Flu Season
Effective date: February 1, 2018

Protecting our patients, visitors and staff is our responsibility and highest priority. During this time when influenza (flu) levels are increasing, we are adopting the following visitor policies:
  • No visitors under age 14, except for siblings of Family Birthplace patients
  • If you have a fever or cough, please do not visit the hospital
  • If you must visit, we will require you to wear a mask to protect patients and staff
  • Limit of two visitors at a time
  • Exceptions will be made as necessary
              

We ask that all Carroll Hospital visitors cooperate in promoting the comfort and well-being of our patients by observing the following visiting policy and visiting hours.

Visiting Policy
For the safety of our patients, please do not visit if you have a runny nose, cough or other symptoms of respiratory infection, gastrointestinal illness or any other suspected contagious disease.

General Visiting Hours
General hospital visiting hours for adult family members and friends are 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. These times may be restricted or extended based on the patient needs and type of care provided or unit-specific policies as outlined below. 

Child Visitors
Children are permitted in certain areas to visit patients daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Child visitors must be supervised by an adult other than the patient. Siblings only in Pediatrics and The Family Birthplace.

Units:
Behavioral Health
Monday – Friday: 2 – 3 p.m., and 6 – 7 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 2 – 4 p.m., and 6 – 7 p.m.

Emergency Department
Two visitors per patient at the discretion of ED staff.

Critical Care Unit
One support person: unlimited visiting hours
All other family and friends: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Family Birthplace
One support person: unlimited visiting hours
All other family and friends: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Pediatrics
Parents: unlimited visiting hours (Accommodations made for one parent overnight)
All other family and friends: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Special Care Nursery
Parents: unlimited visiting hours
All other family and friends: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., if one parent is present. Ten-minute visits with a maximum of two visitors at a time. No visiting hours between 6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Visitation at discretion of Special Care Nursery staff.