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Visiting Hours

CURRENT VISITOR GUIDELINES

Visitor restrictions put in place at HSHS Illinois hospitals in March have been updated due to a decline in COVID-19 numbers in central and southern Illinois. Visitors will still be required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospitals and should expect to be screened.

Effective Thursday, June 11, visitors will now be permitted as follows:
  • emergency department: One visitor who must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of visit.
  • Inpatient adult: One visitor during the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Inpatient end-of-life: Two visitors at a time.
  • Women and infants center: Two designated visitors a day. Visitors can change day to day.
  • Pediatrics (inpatient and outpatient): Two parents/guardians.
  • Surgery/OSC (inpatient and outpatient): One visitor in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.
  • Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: Patient being provided outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have visitors wait outside until services are complete.
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments: One support person.


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.