Visitors

Woman’s Visitation Policy

  • Visiting hours are 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, except for the NICU where visiting hours are 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Minor children of adult inpatients are allowed to visit, but all other visitors must be 18 years of age or older. An adult other than the patient must supervise child visitors at all times.
  • Masks are no longer required for vaccinated patients and visitors, but are encouraged for non-vaccinated individuals.
  • Any visitors who have been exposed to an illness in the last 3 weeks or have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat or other symptoms of illness are asked not to enter the hospital.
  • All visitors are required to check in at the front desk with a government-issued photo ID to receive their Fast Pass Visitor Badge.
  • Smoking, alcohol, firearms or other weapons are not allowed anywhere on the hospital’s campus. 
  • Visitors who refuse to adhere to the hospital policies or behave in a disruptive manner will be asked to leave the premises and may not be allowed to return.

Contact a Patient

  • To contact a patient, please call the operator at 225-927-1300. Calls will only be forwarded to the patients room between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM.
  • If the patient is still in Labor and Delivery or Surgery, she can only make outgoing calls from the telephone in her room; the telephone cannot receive incoming calls.

Labor and Delivery (L&D)

  • Patient's children are allowed to visit the Labor & Delivery Room under adult supervision, during visiting hours.
  • A maximum of 4 adult visitors 18 years of age or older may be present for L&D Room deliveries.
  • A maximum of 2 adult visitors 18 years of age or older may be present in the Prep/Recovery Room.
  • A maximum of 2 adult visitors 18 years of age or older may be present in the Labor & Deliver Operating Room.
  • Patient’s children may be allowed to briefly visit the patient while in Prep/Recovery if patient’s condition allows.
  • An adult other than the patient must supervise child visitors at all times. (Child will need supervision during delivery by an adult not present for delivery.)
  • The number of persons attending a delivery in the L&D Room may be limited at the discretion of the delivering physician.
  • If any unforeseen complications occur, all family and visitors may be asked to leave the L&D Room.
  • Additional visitors will be allowed to wait in the L&D waiting room. If the maximum capacity of the waiting room is exceeded, family members may be asked to wait in another  location.

Mother/Baby

 

  • Patients are allowed to have their children and 4 adult visitors during visiting hours (7:00 AM-9:00 PM)
  • 1 adult visitor may stay with patient overnight

High Risk Unit

  • Patients are allowed to have their children and 4 adult visitors during visiting hours (7:00 AM-9:00 PM)
  • 1 adult visitor may stay with patient overnight

Outpatient Surgery

  • Patients are allowed to have 2 adult visitors during visiting hours (7:00 AM-9:00 PM).

Inpatient Surgery

  • 2 adult visitors and children of the patient are allowed during visiting hours (7:00 AM-9:00 PM).
  • On the inpatient unit after surgery, 4 adult visitors and the children of the patient are allowed during visiting hours (7:00 AM-9:00 PM).
  • 1 adult visitor may stay with patients overnight.

NICU

Siblings of NICU babies will now be welcome to visit their new sibling(s), with the following rules:

  • Siblings must be at least 2 years old to enter the NICU.
  • Siblings must be accompanied by parents at all times.
  • All parents, siblings, and visitors are still required to check in at the main hospital entrance front desk to receive their Fast Pass visitor badge.
  • Visitors and siblings will be given a health screen at the NICU desk before entry to the unit. If you or your other children are not feeling well, please stay home; visitors will not be allowed in the unit with any upper respiratory symptoms or fever.
  • Parents are welcome in the NICU at all times. Siblings are welcome with parents from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. There is a limit of two adults at the bedside at a time, but all siblings are welcome at the bedside. Please maintain proper social distancing in gathering areas.
  • Parents must list all siblings on the NICU Family Support Visitor Identification form. The front desk tech will verify the list before siblings enter the NICU.
  • Parents, siblings, and support visitors (ages 5 and older) who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine must wear a mask in the NICU at all times. If the sibling is unable to keep the mask on, they will be unable to stay.
  • Our staff will be masked when in the presence of the baby regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. Unvaccinated staff with exemptions will wear a mask at all times.

Adult ICU

  • Patients are allowed to have their children and 2 adult visitors during visiting hours (7:00 AM-9:00 PM)
  • 1 adult visitor may stay with patient overnight

Cancer Pavilion

  • 1 adult visitor during infusion
  • 1 adult visitor may stay with patients overnight if admitted to the hospital. Children of the patient may also visit between 7:00 AM-9:00 PM for cancer patients who are admitted to the hospital.
  • Check with your provider for visitation policies during all other appointments and services.

Dining

Dining options include Woman’s Way Café, Subway, CC’s Coffee and more.

Gift Shops

Find flowers, newborn gifts, breast pump rentals and more in our gift shops.

Waiting Areas

We have several comfortable waiting areas for family and friends.

FAQ

What are the visitor restrictions for doctor appointments?  Patients should contact their individual physician offices for information on policies regarding visitation at doctor visits.

Can I still come to my doctor if I have fever or symptoms of respiratory illness? If you have fever or symptoms of respiratory illness please contact your doctor before leaving home for instructions.

Can my visitors change through my stay? Yes, as long as there are not more than 3 in the building at a time. We recommend limiting the number of visitors entering the hospital as much as possible.

Will I be required to wear a face mask? Masks are no longer required for vaccinated patients and visitors. However, patients and visitors who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine are still asked to wear a mask for the duration of their visit.

Can I order food delivery? Yes, but you must go outside to receive your delivery.

Can flowers still be delivered to patients? Yes. You can order flowers from Woman’s Gift Shop by calling 225-924-8159 or delivery vendors will drop off blooms at the hospital’s main entrance.

If I am COVID-positive or under investigation for COVID-19, will I be allowed visitors in the hospital? COVID-positive patients are allowed one support person, as long as the support person is not COVID positive or experiencing COVID or flu-like symptoms.