Visitor Information

Updated Visitor Policy

The safety of our patients and caregivers has been, and always will be, our priority. Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, Mercy Hospital South is revising its visitation policies, as well as campus guidelines in certain areas.

View the latest visitor restrictions.

Our mission is to provide the best care possible. For your health and safety, we have hours and guidelines in place to help protect you, your family and your care team during your hospital stay. Please take a few minutes to review this information with your loved ones.

Mercy Hospital South Visiting Hours 

General Visiting Hours 

General hospital visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., but please be aware of our patients who need rest.

Maternity Visiting Hours

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. Grandparents and other family and friends may visit anytime on the day of delivery. After delivery, visiting hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Visiting Hours 

Visits are restricted to members of the immediate family and have a time limit. From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ICU nurses or physicians may limit visitors at their discretion.

Visitor Guidelines

Visitors bring emotional support and enhanced recovery to our patients. To provide 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 under the age of 12, when accompanied by an adult, may visit patients for 30 minutes during normal visiting hours.
  • Children should never be left unattended and visits by children 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.
  • Staff and hospital patients are not permitted to provide oversight to visitors who cannot care for themselves. All visitors should be able to care for themselves or be accompanied by a guest who can care for them.
  • 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.

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We encourage you to send electronic well wishes to family and friends when you can’t visit them in person.

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