Visiting Hours 

Hospital Visiting Hours:

Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

4 West - Adult Psychiatry Visiting Hours:

Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday and Holidays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

*Please note that all visiting hours are subject to change at the discretion of the patient's nurse.

Patient Rights for Visitation

The patient has the right, subject to his or her consent, to receive the visitors whom he or she designates, including, but not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), another family member, or a friend, and his or her right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time. Where appropriate, this right may be exercised by on the patient's behalf by the patient's Support Person.

Visitation rights may be subject to clinically necessary or reasonable restrictions and/or limitations (e.g., infection control, need for roommate privacy, etc.).

The hospital's visitation policy shall be implemented in a non-discriminatory manner.

The hospital informs the patient of his or her rights, including visitation rights.

The hospital prohibits discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Flu Season

Temporary changes to our regular visitor policy are enacted to protect the health of all our patients, visitors and staff and will be in effect until the end of the flu season.

 Details of our flu season visitor’s policy are very simple:

 ·  Anyone with flu-like symptoms will be asked to stay home and NOT visit our patients. Symptoms include, but may not be limited to, fever over 100 degrees, runny nose, sore throat, cough, nausea or vomiting.

·         Pregnant women and children under the age of 18, both high-risk groups for the H1N1 virus, will not be allowed to visit our patients. 

·         Anyone who has a chronic illness such as diabetes, asthma, or are undergoing treatment for cancer should not visit during flu season.

·         Any patient who has been admitted to our hospital with the H1N1 virus or is otherwise at risk for infectious disease because of a transplant or respiratory illness will not be allowed to receive visitors during their stay.

·         As always, only two guests may visit a patient at one time.

We understand that it is very important to keep in touch with loved ones who are in our hospital, and we strongly encourage family members and friends of patients to stay in contact through telephone calls and emails. Patients can receive email messages through our hospital website.

Visitors who are coming to see a loved one should leave their children at home with a caregiver. We do not offer on-site child care, and children can never be left unattended at Saint Louis University Hospital.

If a patient is facing an end of life prognosis, his or her family is encouraged to work with the patient’s physician and caregivers to make an exception to this temporary policy to ensure that the emotional needs of the patient and family are met.


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