Visiting Guidelines/Hours

General Visitation Guidelines:

There is an open visiting policy at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital for all family members except for special care areas indicated below. Family is defined as anyone the patient regards as family, however adequate rest is important for both the patient and family. For this reason it is recommended that visitors be limited to one or two at a time.

Loitering is not permitted in the hallways. This is for confidentiality of both the patient in the room as well as other patients and allows the staff to properly navigate the hallways.
All visitors should be free of symptoms of illness (cough, runny nose, diarrhea, sore throat etc.) and have had no recent exposure to an infectious disease.

Visitors or support persons many be asked by medical staff to leave the room based on patient status for provision of cares and educational needs at any time during the patients stay.

Children in the Patient Care Units as well as waiting areas must be supervised by an adult at all times.

To provide an environment for healing and recovery, the following visiting hours have been established for family and friends in special care areas of the facility. Please contact the specific departments for additional information:

  • Intensive Care Unit 715-393-3200
    No visiting is permitted in the Intensive Care Unit between the hours of 10 p.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Visitors are asked to check-in at the front desk before entering the unit and are limited to two at a time.
  • Family Birth Center 715-393-3258
    General visiting hours for the Family Birth Center are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The immediate family (father/siblings/grandparents) may visit at any time. Other family members and friends are welcome to visit during general visiting hours. Other children may visit with adult supervision during general visiting hours.

We ask that all families consider limiting the number of visitors to those that can comfortably visit in the room. This is for confidentiality of the patient as well as other patients and also allows our staff the proper space to provide high quality patient care. Because of space limitations we do not have adequate space for large groups of family members to congregate during delivery.

During labor, the mother will designate her support persons. Support persons will be expected to be in the mother’s room providing active support during labor and delivery.

The Weston Regional Medical Center is a smoke free campus; this includes parking lots, sidewalks, healing gardens and all entrances to the campus.

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