Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Please note all visitor policies will be evaluated based on COVID-19 conditions. To ensure the health and safety of our patients, families and visitors the following visitor restrictions are effective beginning August 11, 2022: 

Inpatient Visitor Policy

  • Two (2) healthy parents/guardians are allowed to visit per patient.
  • One (1) other healthy adult visitor is allowed during standard visiting hours of 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
  • ONLY two (2) people are allowed in the patient’s room/floor at one time. Switching out of visitors may occur on the 2nd or 11th floors. There is no waiting space available on the inpatient unit floors.
  • Limited child/sibling visitation may be allowed for patients who have been admitted for 7 days or longer. 
    • A sibling visit may be allowed once every 7 days.
    • These visits must be arranged in advance with the leadership of the floor on which the patient is located.
    • Additional limitations exist in the NICU. Please speak with NICU leadership for further information.
  • All visitors, including child visitors two years and older, are required to wear a mask and parents must attest to:
    • No fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, vomiting or diarrhea in the last 48 hours; and,
    • No COVID-19 symptoms or exposures in the prior two weeks.

Surgical Services Visitor Policy 

  • Only two (2) healthy parents/guardians are allowed to visit each day per patient.
  • No children or siblings under 18 years old are allowed to visit until further notice. 
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while present in the hospital and at all Lurie Children’s facilities.

Ambulatory/Outpatient Services Visitor Policy

  • Two (2) healthy adults per patient visit.  
  • No children or siblings under 18 years old are allowed to visit until further notice. 
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while present in the hospital and at all Lurie Children’s facilities.

Other Important Notices

  • 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. 
  • All visitors must attest to no COVID-19 symptoms or exposures in the prior two weeks.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth at all times while present in the hospital. All patients, families and visitors are required to wear a mask covering nose and mouth at all times at Lurie Children’s facilities. 
  • Although it may seem repetitive, parents, siblings and visitors may be asked multiple times about their health and whether they have any symptoms of illness - such as on entry and daily at their child’s bedside.
  • 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 & will receive a hospital-issued badge with photo.  
  • Visitors not on the approved list will be asked to contact families directly and show their support in other ways – Skype, FaceTime, send a free email greeting card, etc. 

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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