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Visiting Hours

COVID-19 visitor policy notice

To protect our patients, staff, and community, we have implemented restrictions on visitation in our hospitals, emergency departments and outpatient clinics.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. Be assured that our patients are getting exceptional care from our outstanding physicians, nurses, and staff in a way that protects their safety and that of others.

Routine visiting hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

We don’t consider parents or guardians visitors. They are an essential part of the healthcare team and key to a child’s health. We encourage parents and guardians to stay with their children 24 hours a day.

We ask you to follow a few guidelines to ensure patient safety.

  • Wash your hands upon entering a child’s hospital room.
  • If you have a fever, rash, diarrhea, vomiting, cold or any recent exposure to a disease you could pass to a patient (such as chicken pox, measles mumps) you may not visit patient care floors.
  • There may be restriction on any visitors under the age of 18. Check with our guest services representatives if you have any questions about visiting patients in our hospital.
  • We permit only non-latex balloons in Children’s Hospital. Latex or rubber balloons may pose a choking hazard. Many of our patients also have latex allergies.
  • Siblings must remain with an adult friend or family member at all times.
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Children's Hospital campuses are smoke-free. Smoking, vaping and the use of smokeless tobacco products are not allowed on our campuses.