⚠ COVID-19 INFORMATION: Resources, Vaccine Information

Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Because the health and safety of our patients, families, visitors and staff is of utmost importance to us and to prevent the spread of the virus causing COVID-19 illness, please note our updated visitation restrictions. 

Visitation Policy 

The following visitation guidelines are effective as of June 14, 2021. 

Ambulatory/Outpatient Services:

  • TWO (2) adult visitors are allowed to visit per patient. 

Procedural Services: 

  • TWO (2) healthy parents/guardians are allowed when a patient is having a procedure. 

Inpatient Care:

  • TWO (2) healthy parents/guardians are allowed to visit each day per patient.
    • ONE (1) healthy adult can be allowed in the hospital to visit INSTEAD OF a parent/guardian as a support adult. Only 1 person may be named as the support adult on visitor list for the duration of the patient’s stay and name cannot be changed.

Other Important Notices:

  • No children or siblings under 18 are allowed to visit until further notice.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while present in the hospital, primary care and outpatient centers.
  • All visitors will have a health screen on entry and daily at their child’s bedside.
  • Anyone with symptoms of a viral illness such as fever, sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny nose, vomiting, or diarrhea will not be allowed to visit.
  • Because people can spread these illnesses even before they show symptoms, anyone who has been exposed to a communicable disease in the past 30 days such as chicken pox, shingles, measles, tuberculosis (TB), mumps or whooping cough/pertussis will not be allowed to visit.
  • Adult visitors (18 & older) will be required to show a valid government ID and will receive a hospital-issued badge with photo.

Electronic Visitor Management System

Lurie Children’s implements a year-round visitation policy and new electronic visitor management system. The goal is to ensure the safety of our patient population and staff.

  • Adult visitors (18 and older) will be required to show a valid government ID and will be subject to a background check through the Electronic Visitor Management System. Approved visitors will receive a hospital-issued badge with a photo. This badge must be worn at all times.
  • Parents will provide a list of approved visitors and only healthy visitors on that list will be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors not on the approved list will be asked to contact families directly.

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