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Visiting Hours (Effective 01/23/2023)

We hope your time at Lawrence General Hospital is as pleasant and stress-free as possible. Please review our current visitor policy before your visit. Look for our greeters when you enter the main hospital lobby, as they will be able to answer any questions you may have during your time here with us.

  • Visitors should perform a self-assessment for any/all COVID symptoms or exposure prior to entering the hospital.
  • 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 10 days.
  • Visitors under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Visitors over age 5 is required to wear a facemask while in the hospital. Visitors will wear PPE and perform hand hygiene as required by the patients’ isolation status.
  • Visitation hours begin at noon and end at 7 p.m. to allow patients to rest unless overnight visitation is granted by nurse manager or supervisor.
  • A total of two persons are allowed to accompany a patient at a time
    • Ex: two visitors or one support person plus one visitor
  • Support persons are not considered a visitor but rather an extension of the patient.
  • Support persons include caregivers, decision makers, parents/guardians, birth partners, disability service providers
  • Virtual visitation encouraged for patients on isolation precautions
  • During extenuating circumstances, nurse managers or supervisors may permit visitation outside of these guidelines in order to provide adequate patient and family support.
Additional Rules by Department
Ambulatory Areas, On Campus Outpatient Service Areas and Emergency Center
  • One person is allowed to accompany a patient at a time unless:
    • Capacity constraints requires limitation for non-support persons to be present
    • Patient is designated a support person
Labor and Delivery
  • Support persons (birth partners) are welcome 24 hours a day
  • OR access limited to one support person
Maternal Child Health
  • Support persons (birth partners) are welcome 24 hours a day
  • Patient siblings allowed during visitation hours
  • Support persons (parents/guardians) are welcome 24 hours a day
Special Care Nursery
  • Support persons (birth partners) are welcome 24 hours a day
  • Visitors under the age of 16 are not permitted during RSV season (winter through early spring) as determined by MCH and Infection Prevention