In general, siblings are welcome to visit during regular visiting hours when accompanied by an adult, but they must be 18 or older to stay overnight. We will ask parents to verify that visiting children show no signed of illness and haven’t been exposed to a communicable disease in the previous 30 days.
The NICU, PICU and isolation areas have special visiting requirements. Permission for siblings under age 12 to visit patients in these areas will be determined by the healthcare team based on need and appropriateness. Please check with your nurse or visit the unit’s web page to learn more.
Child Life specialists are available to help prepare children under age 12 to visit a patient.