We understand the importance of visitors to our patients' healing. With new circumstances presented by COVID-19, we continue to put the safety of our patients, employees and visitors first.

Our visitor guidelines are as follows:

Hospitals

Visiting hours vary by location. ​Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have one partner present at all times. Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and other special circumstances.
  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany patients in the hospital.

    Masks will be provided upon entry and are required. Visitors who choose not to wear a mask will be asked to leave the facility.

    All visitors shall remain in patient rooms at all times.

    Inpatient Units may have one visitor at a time from 7 a.m.-10 p.m., as capacity allows. Visitors must be 18 or older.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients may have one visitor, as capacity allows.

    Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have one visitor present at a time.

    Elective surgery patients may be accompanied by one visitor in pre-procedure/surgery area if space permits.

    Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients and staff, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Neonatal Intensive Care: Limited to one parent at a time during rotating hours to accommodate for social distancing. Please check with the unit for specific details.

    Pediatric Emergency Room: Open 24 hours

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Inpatient Units patients may have one visitor from 12 noon-7 p.m.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients may have one visitor, as capacity allows.

    Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby (1 West), NICU and Pediatrics patients may have two visitors at a time from 12 noon-7 p.m.

    Surgery, outpatient services and procedures patients are not allowed visitors at this time.

    Exceptions will be made for oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Inpatient Units patients may have one visitor from 12 noon-7 p.m.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients may have one visitor, as capacity allows.

    Surgery patients may have one visitor in the main lobby, as capacity allows.

    Outpatient services patients are not allowed visitors at this time.

    Exceptions will be made for oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Patients admitted with COVID: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Inpatient Units: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. One visitor at a time.

    Critical Care Units: 10 a.m. 7 p.m. One visitor at a time.

    Emergency Department: One visitor per patient may stay in the waiting room, as capacity allows, except for suspected or confirmed patient with COVID-19.

    Surgery: One visitor in waiting room as capacity allows.

    Outpatient services and procedures in hospital: One visitor in waiting room as capacity allows.

    Labor & Delivery: One designated support person may be present at all times.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Hospitalized Non-COVID patients and surgery patients may have one visitor.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients may have one visitor, 24 hours. COVID patients (ED or hospitalized) in extenuating circumstances may have one visitor through the window or door. Entry to patient room is not allowed.

    COVID patients in Critical Care are allowed one visitor through the window or door. Entry to patient room is not allowed.

    Elective surgery patients may be accompanied by one visitor.

    After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Room. The main lobby will be closed.

    Exceptions may be made for pediatrics, oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Inpatient Units may have one visitor from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients may have one visitor present at all times.

    Elective procedures or diagnostic imaging patients may have one visitor on the day of procedure and/or testing.

    After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Department. The main lobby will be closed.

    Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Inpatient Units may have one visitor from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients may have one visitor present at all times.

    Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have one designated support person present at all times.

    Elective procedures or diagnostic imaging patients may have one visitor on the day of procedure and/or testing.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Inpatient Units may have one visitor from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients may have one visitor present at all times.

    Elective procedures or diagnostic imaging patients may have one visitor on the day of procedure and/or testing.

    After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Department. The main lobby will be closed.

    Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Inpatient Units patients may have one visitor from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Visitors must be 18 or older.

    Critical Care Units patients may have one visitor from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

    Visitors for the Emergency Department, Maternity, and Surgical areas are limited per the department’s discretion.

    Elective procedures or diagnostic imaging patients may have one visitor on the day of procedure and/or testing.

    After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Department. The lobbies will be closed.

    Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients and staff, only a limited number of visitors are allowed to accompany patients.

    Visitation hours are 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Inpatient non-COVID patients may have two adult visitors, as capacity allows, per day. No switching or swapping of visitors is allowed.

    Inpatient COVID patients may have two designated adult visitors for 15 minutes at the window/door.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients and patients under investigation may have one adult visitor, as capacity allows, and can transfer to the patient room when/if a patient is admitted.

    Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have two adult visitors present at all times. No switching of visitors is allowed. One person is allowed to stay overnight. Obstetrics Triage patients may have one adult visitor present at all times. No switching of visitors is allowed.

    Outpatient Surgery and Outpatient Diagnostics may have one adult visitor wait in the lobby or surgery waiting area only.

Outpatient Surgery Centers and Diagnostic Imaging Centers

  • One adult visitor may be able to accompany patients unless site-specific circumstances prevent this from occurring.

Stand Alone Emergency Departments

  • One visitor is allowed at this time.
  • Exceptions will be made for pediatrics and other special circumstances.

Urgent Care Centers

  • One visitor is allowed to accompany patients at urgent care and urgent care express locations.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Urgent Care and Urgent Care Express hours of operation may vary.
  • To keep our patients and employees safe, and in accordance with our safety precautions, we are only allowing a certain number of patients at a time inside our urgent care centers. Once we reach capacity, we may ask you to wait outside until it is safe to enter.

Physician Offices

  • Only patients who are minors, or patients with special needs, may be accompanied by one visitor. For the health and safety of our patients and staff, other visitors will not be allowed during this time.

Cancer Institutes Updated Visitor Guidelines

    To continue protecting our immunocompromised cancer patients at Miami Cancer Institute and Lynn Cancer Institute from the risks of COVID-19, no visitors will be able to accompany adult patients for the duration of this pandemic. There will be special circumstances when it will be necessary for a single adult visitor to accompany a patient.

  • Limited exceptions may include: new patients, pediatric patients, adult patients with identified cognitive or physical impairment who must have the assistance of a family member or aide. If a patient with a cognitive impairment is coming to a visit where a decision is to be made, a power of attorney or designation of health care surrogate should be in the medical record, allowing the visitor to make such decisions.
  • Beginning June 7, 2021 Miami Cancer Institute patients may be accompanied by one visitor for appointments in the following areas:
    • Infusion
    • Rapid Treatment
    • Express Symptom Management Unit (ESMU)

    These areas have been identified as being more conducive to social distancing without additional risk to nearby patients.

Beyond these examples, visitor permission may be granted by the patient care team on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and other special circumstances.

Visitor Requirements

Please note that all visitors must be 18 or older and will be screened. Masks will be provided and are required to be worn at all times. Visitor hours are subject to change. Anyone displaying symptoms or risk of exposure will not be allowed to visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times at our facilities, and will be provided upon entry. All visitors will follow social distancing guidelines.

Appointments

Call for appointments at hospital outpatient centers and Baptist Medical Plazas.