Visitor Information

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

View the latest visitor guidelines.

Mercy’s goal is to provide you with the best care. For your health and safety, we have visitor hours and guidelines in place to help 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 St. Louis Visiting Hours

General Visiting Hours

Our open visiting policy allows visitors 24/7 access, but please be aware of our patients who need rest.

Maternity Visiting Hours

The father or significant other may visit anytime. 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. All children, including siblings, must be accompanied by an adult.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU) 

Visitors are limited to two at one time. ICU nurses or physicians may limit visits at their discretion.

Visitor Passes

Visitor passes aren’t needed during the day. Nighttime visitors need to wear visitor passes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Security will issue passes at the main entrance and the entrance to the Emergency Department. These are the only two unlocked entrances to the hospital during these hours. Visitor passes should always be visible and show the visitor’s name, location they’re visiting and date.

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.
  • Refrain from visiting if you have a cold, sore throat or any contagious disease.
  • Observe “No Visiting” and precaution signs before entering a room.
  • Don’t smoke on our hospital campus.
  • 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.

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Email a Patient

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

To send a message to a Mercy hospital patient, use our online form.