Grand View Health Visitation Policy

Updated Monday, January 22, 2024

Effective Monday, January 22, 2024, Grand View Health is updating its visitor policy.

Inpatient Visitors

  • Daily visiting hours are 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • All visitors are required to sign in.
  • Visitation is subject to patient consent.
  • Cultural practices will be considered and accommodated when possible.
  • Clergy members may visit patients upon patient request.
  • Adults may not visit patients if they are ill or experiencing symptoms of cold, flu or other viruses.
  • Children may visit patients unless the child is ill. The condition of the patient should be considered when planning a visit by a child. Children should not disturb other patients.
  • Children under age 15 are not permitted to visit patients in the ICU (Floor 2 of the Pavilion. Exceptions may be made by request.)
  • Visitation to the ICU (Floor 2 of the Pavilion) is limited to two visitors at bedside (Exceptions may be made by request.)

Birth & Family Center Visitors

  • Two support partners may accompany mothers during their hospital stay.
  • One support person may stay overnight.
  • Visiting hours for siblings of newborns are from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. and upon patient request.
  • Two support partners may accompany an expectant mother when visiting the hospital to rule out labor, for non-stress tests, and for other medically necessary pre-delivery testing.
  • Facilities are available for breast pumping and mother’s milk will be sent home.

Visitors of Patients with Respiratory Illnesses (COVID, influenza, RSV, etc.)

  • Visitors must wear full personal protective equipment at all times.
  • Visitors must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit.
  • Visitors must remain masked when entering and exiting the facility.
  • Visitors are encouraged not to congregate in common areas of the hospital.
  • If staff assistance is needed, the visitor should ring the patient’s call bell in the room.

Developmentally Disabled and Incapacitated Patients

  • One support person is permitted for patients with an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability, communication barrier or behavioral concern.
  • One support person is permitted for incapacitated patients as designated by that patient’s advance directive. This support person is responsible for determining who else may visit the patient.


  • Community clergy are permitted to visit patients. Pastoral care services are available at Grand View Health to support and attend to patients’ diverse spiritual needs. Contact our chaplain at 215-453-4970 or

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

  • Two parents / support persons are permitted.