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Visiting Hours

CURRENT VISITOR GUIDELINES

Visitor restrictions are subject to change at any time to address the health needs of our communities in central and southern Illinois. Visitors will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospitals and should expect to be screened.

Visitors will now be permitted as follows:
  • Emergency department: No visitors. Exceptions will be made for pediatric patients and those with intellectual or developmental disabilities or cognitive impairments.
  • Inpatient adult: One visitor during the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Please note, while visiting hours are 8am-8pm, visitors must enter the building at the Outpatient entrance by 5:30pm Monday-Friday. These doors are locked after this time. Use the Emergency Department entrance on weekends ONLY and enter by 5:30pm. The main entrance continues to be used for drive-up patient pre-screening only.
  • Inpatient end-of-life: Two visitors at a time.
  • Women and infants center: One designated person allowed throughout entire hospital stay.
  • Pediatrics (inpatient and outpatient): Two parents/guardians.
  • Surgery/OSC (inpatient and outpatient): One visitor in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.
  • Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: Patient being provided outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have visitors wait outside until services are complete.
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments: One support person.



Wireless Internet

St. Elizabeth’s is proud to offer free wireless internet access to our patients and their visitors.
 

Considering Patient Privacy

St. Elizabeth's appreciates visitors considerations of our patients’ right to privacy. At any time while visiting friends or loved ones, visitors may be asked to leave the patient room in order for the physician or nursing staff to privately discuss the patient’s care.