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Visiting Hours

VISITOR RESTRICTION IN PLACE

With the spike in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases throughout Illinois including the southern Illinois region, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is no longer allowing visitors to the hospital, effective immediately, and entrances have been restricted.  This includes inpatients taken to surgery during their stay.

The only non-emergent patient entrance to the hospital is the Outpatient Entrance (under blue “Outpatient” sign).

Loved ones can be checked on by calling the hospital at 618-234-2120. Family and support persons should make sure to provide the nursing staff with their contact information. In addition, St. Elizabeth’s is working on ways to facilitate electronic communications for those who wish to utilize them including use of iPads and the EASE app to allow real-time updates and videos to family members.
 
The following exceptions to the “no visitor” policy are as follows: 
  • Obstetrical patients are allowed ONE (1) support person who needs to be the same throughout the stay.
  • Hospice patients are allowed ONE (1) support person.
  • Pediatric inpatients under the age of 18 are allowed ONE (1) parent or guardian.
  • Patients seeking emergency services are allowed ONE (1) support person to stay in a designated waiting area.
  • Outpatient surgery patients are allowed ONE (1) support person to stay in a designated pre/post room.
  • For outpatient procedures, we encourage just the patient enter the building. IF a support person is needed for wheelchair or mobility assistance ONE (1) support person is allowed and will be directed to a designated waiting area.


General Visiting Hours


5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday


There are additional visiting time policies for after hours and specialized services areas. Please check below for these times.
 

After Hours Visitors

Outside of hours above, the Lobby doors are locked and all visitors must enter the hospital through the Emergency Department.
 

Women and Infants Center

10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. each day.

This unit is a secure location and requires all visitors to obtain a visitors pass from the Women and Infants Center front desk. A limited number of visitors may be required based on the location of the patient in the unit.

Lullaby Time takes place from 2:30-4:30 p.m. each day, which allows new parents to either enjoy uninterrupted time with their newborn, or sleep if needed.
 

Visitor Guidelines

St. Elizabeth’s appreciates visitors considerations of our patients’ right to privacy. At any time while visiting friends or loved ones, visitors may be asked to leave the patient room in order for the physician or nursing staff to privately discuss the patient’s care.

Other visiting guidelines are as follows:
  • Due to space limitations, it is suggested that no more than two people visit at one time. Special arrangements for additional visitors may be made with the nurse.
  • At times of high flu activity, additional visiting restrictions may be enforces. In general, you should not visit a patient if you have any cold or flu-like symptoms, are under the age of 18, or are pregnant.
  • An adult visitor may stay all night with a patient in a private room.
  • Children under the age of four (4) are discouraged from visiting in patient care areas.
  • Children under the age of 12 may not be left unattended and are restricted from isolation rooms and critical care.
  • Sibling visitation in Obstetrics is the only exception to the children visitor policy.
  • Visitors must be appropriately clothed (shirts, shoes, etc.) while on hospital property.
  • NO WEAPON POLICY: All weapons are prohibited in all of our campus buildings. Firearms must be left in your vehicle and properly secured.

Wireless Internet

St. Elizabeth’s is proud to offer free wireless internet access to our patients and their visitors.
 

Considering Patient Privacy

St. Elizabeth's appreciates visitors considerations of our patients’ right to privacy. At any time while visiting friends or loved ones, visitors may be asked to leave the patient room in order for the physician or nursing staff to privately discuss the patient’s care.