Visiting Hours 

Due to the high number of COVID-19 positive cases in Massachusetts, in-person visitors at inpatient and outpatient locations (including visits to patients at Lawrence General Hospital) are generally prohibited and strongly discouraged at this time.  

  • Exemptions will be made by our clinical team when it comes to visiting certain patients in our ICU or patients receiving end-of-life care.
  • Laboring mothers may be joined by their birthing partner throughout the course of their stay. Certain exceptions may be made for those under the age of 18 who are designated parents or legal guardians. Otherwise, visitors under the age of 18 are not permitted.
  • For pediatric patients, one parent/legal guardian is allowed to be with the child 24/7 and the parents/guardians can alternate each day.
  • Patients can now be joined by one adult companion during surgical and diagnostic testing/screening appointments. This applies to inpatient and outpatient locations.
  • Virtual and telephone visits are encouraged in place of in-person visits at this time.
  • For visitors approved by a patient’s health care team, hospital visiting hours are 12 pm – 2 pm and 4pm – 6 pm, seven days a week. 
  • Visitors to Lawrence General Hospital must enter only through the Main Lobby. 
  • All visitors will be screened at the entrance and must be healthy. Visitors must not come to the hospital if they have been diagnosed with COVID, exposed to someone with COVID or displaying COVID type symptoms within the last 14 days. 
  • Everyone is required to wear a facemask while in the hospital.
We understand this temporary visitor restriction may impose an inconvenience to some families, but it’s an important step to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. We appreciate your help protecting our patients, families and the greater community.