Visiting Hours at Carle Foundation Hospital

Hospital visiting hours are generally from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., however we want to promote family involvement and visitation at any hour if this is desired. Please speak with your loved one’s nurse to discuss your family member’s needs. Please note these guidelines may change based on patient status. Patients may request that visitors not be allowed by speaking with their nurse.
  • No visitors for COVID+ or PUI patients.  

  • Support persons may be 14 years or older, or the patient’s parent.  

  • For patients with developmental/cognitive impairments, two support persons permitted (including COVID+ patients, in which case proper PPE will be provided). 

  • Emergency Department – one support person per patient. Must be the same person throughout the patient's stay.   

  • Intensive Care Unit – two support persons at a time during visiting hours, one of which may stay overnight.  

  • Medical-Surgical (private rooms only) – one support person at a time during visiting hours. 

  • Obstetrics - two support persons at a time during visiting hours, one of which may stay overnight.  

  • Labor & Delivery/Antepartum – two support persons allowed 24 hours a day.  

  • Pediatrics/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – two support persons allowed 24 hours a day.  

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)/Level 3 Nursery – two support persons allowed 24 hours a day.  

  • Inpatient Rehab – one support person at a time during visiting hours, one of which may stay overnight. 

  • End-of-life – four support persons allowed at the bedside 24 hours a day. Additional family members and close friends may rotate but must do so outside the building. They cannot wait in lobby, waiting rooms or dining areas. If the dying patient has a child under the age of 14, the child may be allowed to enter, but only when accompanied by another adult family member. 

  • No visitors are allowed in semi-private rooms at this time. 

  • Procedures – One support person allowed with adult patient, two support persons allowed for pediatric patients. 

  • Clergy may visit during visiting hours. They do not count towards patients’ allotment of visitors at bedside.  

  • All waiting rooms (except Surgical Services) remain closed to visitors.
 
  • ​Vendor access is limited to those necessary for patient care.