We welcome visitors
Visitors are an important part of your recovery and comfort. We ask that
your family and friends follow our Visitor Guidelines to ensure your optimal
care and recovery.
General visitation guidelines
Our visiting hours and policy are designed to encourage the participation
of your support system in your care. Visiting hours are daily from 11
a.m. to 8 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Some departments maintain different
visiting hours, so please check the hours before visiting.
- We may limit you to two visitors in your room at one time, or only allow
visitors 14 and older, depending upon the nursing unit, type of room you
are in and any equipment in it. All other visitors should wait in the
designated waiting areas and take turns visiting you. We also restrict
food and flowers in certain patient care areas, so please call in advance
with any questions.
- You may have a family member or significant other approved to remain with
you at night, unless restricted by your physician. No children under 14
years old may stay overnight in your room.
- Children are permitted to visit, unless otherwise indicated.
- Huntington Hospital complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
allowing access for all individuals to public places; therefore we do
allow working service dogs to accompany our patients. Service animals
are individually trained to perform work or tasks for people with disabilities.
Service animals are required to be leashed or harnessed except when performing
work or tasks where such tethering would interfere with the dog’s
ability to perform the work or tasks.
For the health and safety of our patients, Huntington Hospital has a
No-Pets Policy. Although we love animals, we ask that you please leave your pet at home
during your visit to Huntington Hospital. This No-Pets Policy applies
to emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy animals. Dogs
whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not
qualify as service animals under the ADA.
- Clergy or spiritual leaders are permitted to visit you at any time.
- More information on who may visit below.
- Visitors are encouraged to participate in your care under the direction
and discretion of your caregiver.
- Visitors should be in good health and free from communicable diseases or
recent exposure to an infectious disease. Visitors showing signs and symptoms
of an illness such as cold, flu, or other potential communicable disease
will be asked to leave the hospital so they don’t impact the health
All visitors must follow the hospital’s isolation and infection‑control
- Wash hands or use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting your room and
after contact with you.
- Follow posted isolation signs on the door of your room.
- Ensure vaccinations are current for all visitors under the age of 18.
- Visitors may not violate an existing court order restricting contact with
you or another of your visitors.
- Visitors who disrupt patient care or who violate hospital policies will
be reported to hospital security.
Who may visit
You may welcome visitors of your choice, whether or not the visitor is
related to you, unless:
- You have clinical restrictions or limitations.
- We determine that the presence of a particular visitor would interfere
with the care, health and safety of you or others.
- We determine that a particular visitor could engage in disruptive, threatening,
or violent behavior that could significantly disrupt the operations of
If you no longer wish to have a particular person visit, just tell your
nurse or physician. If you should lack decision-making capacity, your
appointed healthcare agent, legally recognized decision-maker, or support
person may consider your wishes in designating who may visit.
Your care providers will ensure that your visitors enjoy full and equal
visitation privileges consistent with your preferences. Your visitors
will not be kept from visiting you on the basis of their sex, economic
status, educational background, race, color, religion, ancestry, national
origin, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation
or marital status. Exceptions to our visiting policy may be made at the
discretion of your caregiver, based upon your condition and need for visitation.