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
- 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 of others.
- 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.
- Children under the age of 15 years are not permitted to visit the hospital during flu season, which runs through April.
- Patients are only allowed two individuals to visit at a time for the immediate future. We are only allowing visitors age 15 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.
- 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.
- All visitors must follow the hospital’s isolation and infection‑control policies.
- 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 the hospital.
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.
Huntington Hospital protects the privacy of our patients, employees and physicians, and limits photography, videotaping and audiotaping on our campus.
Photography is not permitted, except in patient rooms. Photos you or your visitors take can only include you, your family and your visitors. Professional photography is prohibited at all times.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call patient relations.