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. Para ver esta información en Español  

Visitation Policy 

Effective April 2, 2020: 

  • Only ONE (1) healthy parent or legal guardian is allowed to visit per patient.
  • 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.
  • No hospital entry between midnight and 6 a.m.

In addition, please note the following: 

  • All visitors will have a health screen on entry and twice 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.

Download the COVID-19 visitor education flyer

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.

Para ver esta información en Español