Visiting Hours, Parking, and Amenities at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital

Visiting Hours

Carle Richland Memorial Hospital has open visitation hours. There may be limitations depending on specific patient needs or situations. Children under the age of 12 should have an adult, other than the patient, with them at all times. Please speak with your loved one’s nurse to discuss their needs and when it would be appropriate to visit.

Additionally, we will adhere to the following visitor guidelines:
  • Support persons may be 14 years or older, or the patient’s parent.  

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

  • Emergency Department – two support persons per patient. 

  • Intensive Care Unit – two support persons, one of which may stay overnight.  

  • Medical-Surgical (private rooms) – two support persons at a time. 

  • Obstetrics - two support persons, one of which may stay overnight.  

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

  • Pediatrics – two support persons allowed 24 hours a day.  

  • Level 2 Nursery – two support persons allowed 24 hours a day. 

  • End-of-life – four support persons allowed at the bedside 24 hours a day. Additional family members and close friends may rotate. 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. 

  • COVID+ patients and PUI - one support person will be allowed. The support person will be provided the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety instructions to minimize risk of exposure.   

  • Procedures – Two support persons allowed with adult and pediatric patients. 

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

  • Waiting rooms are open and available for visitors with social distancing protocols in place. 
  • ​​Vendor access is limited to those necessary for patient care.


Carle Richland Memorial Hospital is located at 800 East Locust Street in Olney, IL.  There is a large parking area in front of the hospital and to the north side.  Patients who need emergency care should park in the side lot and enter the door marked “Emergency.” For anyone visiting a patient, or heading to the Obstetrics wing, please park in the front lot and enter the automatic double doors.


 The East Street Boutique

The East Street Boutique is operated by the Carle Richland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Volunteer Services Department.  The boutique features an impressive array of selections from several major gift lines, which have been hand chosen at Market with our patrons in mind.  We are sure to have the perfect gift for your loved one in the hospital or for most any occasion.  We also have a lovely selection of home décor, jewelry, candles, ladies’ handbags and accessories, and much more.

East Street Boutique Hours:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays

The Boutique is staffed by Auxiliary Volunteers. Depending on volunteer availability, these hours may change.Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) are accepted.  Payroll deduction is available for employees.For additional information, please call (618) 392-1649.

Open Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Breakfast hours: 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch hours: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Open for soup, salad bar, cooler and bistro selections only until 2:30 p.m.
Closed weekends.