Joplin Hospital Visitor Information

Joplin Hospital Visiting Hours

We have guidelines in place to help protect you, your family and your care team during your hospital stay. Please take a few minutes to review the visiting hours and visitor guidelines at Mercy Hospital Joplin with your loved ones.

General Visiting Hours

General visiting hours at Mercy Hospital Joplin are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please be mindful of patients who need rest.

Maternity Visiting Hours

The maternity visiting hours and guidelines at Mercy Hospital Joplin are as follows:

  • The father or significant other, labor support person and siblings may visit any time.
  • During labor, two visitors are permitted with the mother-to-be. Other family members or friends are asked to stay in the family waiting area.
  • After delivery, visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Grandparents and other family and friends may visit anytime on the day of delivery. 

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Visiting Hours

ICU visiting hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

  • Visits at Mercy Hospital Joplin ICU are restricted to members of the immediate family who are 16 years or older.
  • Limit of two visitors at any time.
  • ICU nurses or physicians may further limit visitors at their discretion.

Visitor Guidelines

Visitors provide patients with emotional support that helps them recover. To maintain a restful and safe environment, we ask that all visitors comply with the following guidelines:

  • Be considerate of other patients by keeping noise to a minimum.
  • Only two visitors are allowed in the patient’s room at one time.
  • Children should never be left unattended, and children’s visits may be restricted based on the patient’s condition. Please check with the attending nurses.
  • Visitors should be free from colds, sore throats or other contagious conditions.
  • Visitors should not bring food or beverages to a patient unless approved by the doctor or nurse.
  • Patient restrooms are restricted to patient use only. Visitors may use public restrooms throughout the hospital.
  • Observe “No Visiting” and precaution signs before entering a room.
  • Smoking is not allowed on our hospital campus.
  • Please leave the room during tests or treatments if asked.
  • Feel free to use the lounges and seating areas available on most patient floors and in the main lobby.
  • If a patient is facing an end-of-life prognosis, the patient’s physician may make exceptions so that the emotional needs of the patient and family are met.