We understand the importance of visitors to our patients' healing. With new circumstances presented by COVID-19, we continue to put the safety of our patients, employees and visitors first.

Our visitor guidelines are as follows:

Hospitals

Visiting hours vary by location. ‚ÄčLabor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have one partner present at all times. Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and other special circumstances.
  • For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    Inpatient Units: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Emergency Department: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Surgery, Outpatient and Procedural areas patients are not allowed visitors at this time.

    Exceptions will be made for oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany patients in the hospital.

    Masks will be provided upon entry and are required. Visitors who choose not to wear a mask will be asked to leave the facility.

    All visitors shall remain in patient rooms at all times.

    Inpatient Units may have one visitor at a time from 7 a.m.-10 p.m., as capacity allows. Visitors must be 18 or older.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients may have one visitor, as capacity allows.

    Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have one visitor present at a time.

    Elective surgery patients may be accompanied by one visitor in pre-procedure/surgery area if space permits.

    Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients and staff, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Neonatal Intensive Care: Limited to one parent at a time during rotating hours to accommodate for social distancing. Please check with the unit for specific details.

    Pediatric Emergency Room: Open 24 hours

  • To protect the health and safety of our patients, employees and medical staff, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Inpatient Units: No visitors allowed at this time.
    • Emergency Department: No visitors allowed at this time.
    • ICU: No visitors allowed at this time.
    • Labor and Delivery: One visitor allowed at all times.
    • Mother/Baby and Pediatrics: One visitor allowed at all times.
    • NICU: One visitor allowed at all times.
    • Surgery: No visitors allowed at this time.
    • Outpatient and Procedural areas: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Exception: No visitors with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 allowed.

    Please note that visitors must be 18 or older. All visitors will be screened using current Florida Department of Health guidelines and are required to wear a Baptist issued and approved mask. Masks will be provided by our team and must be worn by visitors in patient rooms as well. Visitor Hours will be communicated as needed.

  • To protect the health and safety of our patients, employees and medical staff, our visitor policy is as follows:

    • Inpatient Units: No visitors allowed at this time.
    • Emergency Department: No visitors allowed at this time.
    • ICU: No visitors allowed at this time.
    • Surgery: No visitors allowed at this time.
    • Outpatient and Procedural areas: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Exception: No visitors with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 allowed.

    Please note that visitors must be 18 or older. All visitors will be screened using current Florida Department of Health guidelines and are required to wear a Baptist issued and approved mask. Masks will be provided by our team and must be worn by visitors in patient rooms as well. Visitor Hours will be communicated as needed.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, our visitor policy is as follows:

    Patients admitted with COVID: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Inpatient Units: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Critical Care Units: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Emergency Department: One visitor in waiting room as capacity allows.

    Surgery: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Outpatient services and procedures in hospital: No visitors allowed at this time.

    Labor & Delivery: One designated support person may be present at all times.

    Please note that visitors must be 18 or older and will be screened. Masks will be provided and must be worn at all times during the visit. Visitor guidelines are subject to change.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Visiting hours are from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Hospitalized Non-COVID patients may have one visitor at a time. One visitor is allowed to stay overnight.

    No visitors allowed in the Main Lobby or ED Lobby.

    Surgery patients may be accompanied by one visitor.

    Emergency Department non-COVID patients may have one visitor at a time, 24 hours. COVID patients (ED or hospitalized) in extenuating circumstances may have one visitor through the window or door. Entry to patient room is not allowed.

    No visitors allowed in ED Lobby.

    COVID patients in Critical Care are allowed one visitor through the window or door for 15 minutes. Entry to patient room is not allowed.

    After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Room. The main lobby will be closed.

    Exceptions may be made for pediatrics, oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients and staff, there will be no visitors allowed in the hospital.

    After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Department.

    The main lobby will be closed.

    Exceptions may be made for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

  • For the health and safety of our patients and staff, there will be no visitors allowed in the hospital.

    Labor & Delivery and Maternity patients may have one visitor present at all times.

    Diagnostic Imaging patients may have one visitor on the day of procedure or testing.

    After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Department. The main lobby will be closed.

    Exceptions will be made for special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients and staff, there will be no visitors allowed in the hospital.

    After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Department.

    The main lobby will be closed.

    Exceptions may be made for special circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

  • For the health and safety of our patients, only a limited amount of visitors are allowed to accompany non-COVID patients in the hospital.

    Inpatient Units may have one visitor from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Visitors must be 18 or older.

    Visitors for the Emergency Department and Surgical areas are limited per the department’s discretion.

    Labor & Delivery patients may have one designated visitor present at all times. Mother/Baby patients may have 1 visitor from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Elective procedures or diagnostic imaging patients may have one visitor on the day of procedure and/or testing.

    After 9 p.m., all patients must enter and exit through the Emergency Department. The lobbies will be closed.

    Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and special circumstances.

  • For the health and safety of our patients and staff, no visitors are allowed to accompany patients at this time.

Outpatient Surgery Centers and Diagnostic Imaging Centers

  • One adult visitor may be able to accompany patients unless site-specific circumstances prevent this from occurring.

Free Standing Emergency Rooms

  • 1 visitor allowed at this time. 
  • Exceptions will be made for pediatrics and other special circumstances.

Urgent Care Centers

  • 1 visitor is allowed at urgent care and urgent care express locations.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Urgent Care and Urgent Care Express hours of operation may vary.
  • To keep our patients and employees safe, and in accordance with our safety precautions, we are only allowing a certain number of patients at a time inside our urgent care centers. Once we reach capacity, we may ask you to wait outside until it is safe to enter.

Physician Offices

  • Only patients who are minors, or patients with special needs, may be accompanied by one visitor. For the health and safety of our patients and staff, other visitors will not be allowed during this time.


Cancer Institutes Updated Visitor Guidelines

The visitor guidelines for our cancer facilities are as follows:
  • To continue protecting our immunocompromised cancer patients, no visitors will be able to accompany adult patients until further notice during this pandemic. There will be special circumstances when it will be necessary for a single adult visitor to accompany a patient and accommodations will be made in collaboration with your clinical team.

    Limited exceptions may include: new patients, pediatric patients, adult patients with identified cognitive or physical impairment who must have the assistance of a family member or aide. If a patient with a cognitive impairment is coming to a visit where a decision is to be made, the accompanying power of attorney or designation of health care surrogate should be documented (or noted) in the medical record, allowing the visitor to make such decisions.

    The following will be required of individuals while inside of Miami Cancer Institute:

    • Face Masks continue to be required for all persons, as we continue to care for a patient population that is more vulnerable than the general public.
    • Social distancing within our facilities. If there is not enough space to maintain appropriate social distance, visitors may be asked to wait in a designated area until the patient’s appointment is complete.

  • To continue protecting our immunocompromised cancer patients, we are limiting visitors. Patients may bring one healthy adult companion (age 18 or older) to their initial appointment with a physician. If a patient has a physical or cognitive impairment, a healthy adult companion will be allowed to accompany the patient at their appointment(s), on a case by case basis. Companions with recent COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms or exposure are not considered “healthy” and will not be permitted to enter. Patients are encouraged to use smartphones or other mobile devices to be able to include loved ones during critical conversations with physicians.


    The following will be required of individuals while inside Lynn Cancer Institute:

    • Face Masks continue to be required at all times for all persons, as we continue to care for a patient population that is more vulnerable than the general public.
    • Social distancing within our facilities. If there is not enough space to maintain appropriate social distance, visitors may be asked to wait in a designated area until the patient’s appointment is complete.

Beyond these examples, visitor permission may be granted by the patient care team on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions will be made for pediatrics, oncology and other special circumstances.

Visitor Requirements

Please note that all visitors must be 18 or older and will be screened. Masks will be provided and are required to be worn at all times. Visitor hours are subject to change. Anyone displaying symptoms or risk of exposure will not be allowed to visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times at our facilities, and will be provided upon entry. All visitors will follow social distancing guidelines.

Appointments

Call for appointments at hospital outpatient centers and Baptist Medical Plazas.