Children’s of Alabama Visitation Policy
We believe that family presence and involvement are essential to the healing process of our patients and value the need for family members to be together during a child’s stay in the hospital. At Children’s of Alabama, we encourage parents/guardians to spend as much time as they can with their child and to participate in their child’s care as a valued member of the care team.

We make every effort to comfort the patient as well as the families during this challenging time. Please keep in mind that occasionally physicians, charge nurses or hospital administration may limit, restrict or refuse visitation when it is necessary for safe patient care, to perform procedures, to handle possible emergencies or any other factor necessary for the wellbeing of our patients. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding when this occurs.

COVID-19 Visitation Restrictions

Effective Monday, April 20, 2020, Children’s of Alabama implemented the following visitation restrictions to protect patients, staff, visitors and the community from the potential spread of illness. ALL visitors arriving on campus must wear a mask.

For inpatients:

  • Visitors are limited to two (2) parents/caregivers at this time.
  • No other visitors, including siblings, will be allowed.
  • Please do not visit if you have flu-like symptoms and/or cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath, runny nose/nasal congestion or sore throat.

For scheduled surgery patients, outpatient clinic appointments and Emergency Department visits:

  • One (1) parent/caregiver is allowed to bring the child.
  • No other visitors, including siblings, will be allowed.
  • If your child is ill, please call before arrival for additional instructions.

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Units with Special Guidelines or Visitation Hours

Some units, including those listed below, may have special guidelines and/or visitation hours for parents/guardians, a support person and/or other visitors. Please ask the information desk or the patient’s nurse about their specific unit guidelines.

  • Intensive Care Units
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit and the Cell Therapy Program
  • Psychiatry
  • Outpatient Clinics and Pediatric Practice Solutions
  • One Day Surgical Units
  • Emergency Department

For questions regarding our Visitation Policy, please visit one of the information desks.