Baptist Health welcomes our patients and visitors with open arms, open hearts and open minds as we understand the value and importance of visitors to our patients’ healing.

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Hospitals

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Miami-Dade County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
    • After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Room. The main lobby will be closed.
    • Elective procedures or diagnostic imaging patients may have one visitor on the day of procedure and/or testing.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only.   

    The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-Mybaptist.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Miami-Dade County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.   
    • After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Room. The main lobby will be closed.
    • Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have two visitors present at all times. Maternity patients may have children/sibling visitors post-delivery. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
    • NICU visitation hours are 24/7.  Two visitors at a time.
    • Elective surgery patients may be accompanied by one visitor in pre-procedure/surgery area if space permits. Two visitors are allowed in our waiting areas.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only.   

    The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-Mybaptist.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Palm Beach County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Lobby hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Outside of those hours, patients’ family and visitors must enter through the Emergency Department entrance.
    • Labor & Delivery: 24/7 visitation. Two visitors allowed at a time.
    • Mother Baby (1 West): Two visitors allowed at a time.  
    • NICU: 24/7 visitation. Two visitors allowed at a time.
    • OB ED: One visitor allowed at all times. 
    • Elective surgery patients may be accompanied by one visitor in pre-procedure/surgery area if space permits. Two visitors are allowed in our waiting areas.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only.

    The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-Mybaptist.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Palm Beach County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Lobby hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Outside of those hours, patients’ family and visitors must enter through the Emergency Department entrance.
    • Surgery: 5:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. Patients may be accompanied by one visitor at a time in pre-procedure/surgery area if space permits. Two visitors are allowed in our waiting areas, if space permits.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only.

    The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-MyBaptist or 1-833-692-2784.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Palm Beach County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. To protect the health and safety of our patients, employees and medical staff, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Patients admitted with COVID: 8:00a.m-8:00p.m Two visitors at a time.
    • Inpatient Units: 8:00a.m-8:00p.m. Two visitors at a time.
    • Critical Care Units: 8:00a.m-8:00p.m. Two visitors at a time.
    • Emergency Department: Two visitors at a time.
    • Surgery: Two visitors in the waiting room, as capacity allows.
    • Outpatient services and procedures in hospital: Two visitors in the waiting room, as capacity allows.
    • Labor & Delivery: Two designated support persons may be present at all times. Children/siblings are not permitted at this time.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Miami-Dade County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 
    • After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Room. The main lobby will be closed.
    • Elective Surgery/Procedure patients may be accompanied by two visitors in the ambulatory area and one visitor at a time in PACU. Two visitors are allowed in the surgery waiting area.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only.   

    The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-Mybaptist.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Monroe County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.  
    • After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Department. The main lobby will be closed.
    • Elective procedures or diagnostic imaging patients may have one adult visitor on the day of procedure and/or testing. Exceptions may be made for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only.

    The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-Mybaptist.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Miami-Dade County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 
    • After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Room. The main lobby will be closed.
    • Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have up to two designated support person(s) present at all times. Maternity patients may have children/sibling visitors post-delivery. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Elective procedure or diagnostic imaging patients may have one visitor at a time on the day of procedure and/or testing.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Monroe County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county.For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
    • After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Department. The main lobby will be closed.
    • Elective procedures or diagnostic imaging patients may have one adult visitor on the day of procedure and/or testing. Exceptions may be made for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only.

    The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-Mybaptist.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Miami-Dade County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 
    • After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Room. The main lobby will be closed.
    • Maternity patients may have children/sibling visitors post-delivery. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Elective procedure or diagnostic imaging patients may have one visitor at a time on the day of procedure and/or testing.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only. 

    The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-Mybaptist.

    Updated 9/30/22

  • The level of COVID-19 transmission in Miami-Dade County is currently low, according to CDC COVID-19 Community Levels by county. For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Visiting hours are from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. 
    • Lobby hours are 7a.m.-9 p.m. Outside of those hours, patients’ family and visitors may come in through the Emergency Department entrance.
    • Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have up to two designated support person(s) present at all times.  Maternity patients may have children/sibling visitors post-delivery. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

    Active screening for symptoms is taking place at entrance to the Emergency Room only.   

    The visitation policy is managed by the Patient Experience and Security teams. They may be reached at 1-833-Mybaptist.

    Updated 9/30/22

Outpatient Surgery Centers and Diagnostic Imaging Centers

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

Free Standing Emergency Rooms

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

Urgent Care Centers

  • 1 visitor is allowed at urgent care and urgent care express locations.

Physician Offices

  • One adult visitor may accompany a patient at most physician offices. Due to space limitations, and in order to keep social distancing, some physician offices may not be able to accommodate visitors. If you have an appointment at a physician’s office, please call ahead to confirm visitor guidelines at that location.


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.

Appointments

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

Cancer Institutes Updated Visitor Guidelines

The visitor guidelines for our cancer facilities are as follows:
  • To continue protecting our immunocompromised cancer patients, one healthy adult (18 years or older) visitor will be able to accompany adult patients to all outpatient appointments. There will be special circumstances* when it may be necessary for two healthy adult visitors to accompany a patient and accommodations will be made in collaboration with your clinical team.

    *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, the accompanying power of attorney or designation of health care surrogate should be documented (or noted) in the medical record, allowing the visitor(s) to make such decisions.

    The following will be required of individuals while inside of Miami Cancer Institute:

    • Face Masks continue to be required for all persons, as we continue to care for a patient population that is more vulnerable than the general public.
    • Social distancing within our facilities. If there is not enough space to maintain appropriate social distance, visitors may be asked to wait in a designated area until the patient’s appointment is complete.

  • To continue protecting our immunocompromised cancer patients, we are limiting visitors. Patients may bring one healthy adult companion (age 18 or older) to their initial appointment with a physician. If a patient has a physical or cognitive impairment, a healthy adult companion will be allowed to accompany the patient at their appointment(s), on a case by case basis. Companions with recent COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms or exposure are not considered “healthy” and will not be permitted to enter. Patients are encouraged to use smartphones or other mobile devices to be able to include loved ones during critical conversations with physicians.


    The following will be required of individuals while inside Lynn Cancer Institute:

    • Face Masks continue to be required at all times for all persons, as we continue to care for a patient population that is more vulnerable than the general public.
    • Social distancing within our facilities. If there is not enough space to maintain appropriate social distance, visitors may be asked to wait in a designated area until the patient’s appointment is complete.