St. Louis Hospital Visitor Information

Mercy Hospital St. Louis Visitor Information

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 in St. Louis. Please take a few minutes to review this information with your loved ones.

Hospital Visiting Hours

General Hospital 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

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

Visitor Hospital Passes

Visitor passes aren’t needed during the day at our St. Louis hospital. Nighttime visitors need to wear visitor passes from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Security will issue passes at the main entrance and the entrance to the Emergency Department. During nighttime hours, there are only two unlocked entrances to the hospital. Visitor passes should always be visible and show the visitor’s name, the location they’re visiting and the date.

Hospital Visitor Guidelines

Visitors bring emotional support and enhanced recovery to our patients. To provide a restful and safe environment, we ask that all visitors at Mercy Hospital St. Louis 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.