Visitors are welcome at all Lee Health hospitals. Seeing friends and family can be important in helping patients feeling better. We ask that you limit in-room guests to two at a time. Visitation will not be denied because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
Visiting hours vary by unit, but generally end at 8 p.m. Please ask your nurse for the visiting hours on your unit. There are times when the patient's need for rest or the needs of his or her roommate may require an adjustment of hours or number of visitors per visit. An adult must accompany visitors under 13 years of age.
Your physician or nurse will let you and your family know of any reasons that would affect visiting. We will place a “No Visitors” sign on a patient's door if they do not wish to receive company.
Younger visitors + sick visitors
Visitors who are 16 years old or younger must be screened for colds and viruses before each visit. We ask that you check in with a nurse before entering a patient’s room. To protect patients from illness, anyone who is ill or has been in contact with a contagious disease (such as chicken pox) should not visit until any danger of spreading the infection has passed. Ask a nurse if you are uncertain about possible infection.
Special policies for units
The Neonatal Intensive Care Units, the Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Transitional Care Units and Intensive Care Units, Skilled Nursing and others have unit-specific visiting practices. Please check with your nurse before visiting these units.
We ask that visitors follow these guidelines:
- Wear a mask
- Social distance
- Do not smoke
- Check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food or drink
- Leave the room during patient tests or treatments, if requested
- Do not visit when sick with a cold or other contagious illness
- Do not bring medications unless asked by the nurse
- If you meet CDC guidelines for not wearing a mask, please contact the front desk or the on-site leader for Lee Health for an accommodation to the mask requirement.