Visitation

Visitation

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

Updated Monday, March 8, 2021, 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.

  • ALL VISITORS (OVER 2 YEARS OF AGE) AND STAFF MUST ARRIVE ON THE HOSPITAL CAMPUS WEARING A MASK. 
  • INPATIENTS & SCHEDULED SURGERY PATIENTS:
    • Visitors are limited to two (2) parents/caregivers.
    • No other visitors, including siblings, will be allowed.
    • Do not visit if you have flu-like symptoms and/or cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath.
  • OUTPATIENT CLINIC VISITS:
    • Visitors are limited to two (2) parents/caregivers.
    • No other visitors, including siblings, will be allowed.
    • If your child is ill, please call the clinic before arrival for additional instructions.
    • If you have flu-like symptoms and/or cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath, do not enter our facility.
  • EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITS:
    • Visitors are limited to one (1) parent/caregiver (effective 8/24/2021).
    • No other visitors, including siblings, will be allowed.
    • Children’s Emergency Department is not a public COVID testing site.

For more information, please visit childrensal.org/coronavirus.

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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
  • CVICU/CCU
  • 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.