Visiting hours vary. Check at the nurses' station for unit-specific information. You can find guidelines below.
General visiting hours
Daily: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Generally, parents have 24-hour access to their child. However, we may ask you to leave your child's room as care teams change shifts.
Shift change and other restricted times of visitation vary from unit to unit based on patient needs. Please follow the visiting guidelines provided by the unit where your child is admitted.
Extended families can gather in the hospital main lobby, clinic or hospital cafeterias and family room at Ronald McDonald House (if registered) and may visit patient rooms in small groups unless otherwise instructed by medical staff.
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Babies in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are vulnerable. They easily "catch" illnesses brought in by visitors.
To protect your baby, we cannot allow visitors who are sick or who have been exposed to certain diseases.
Family and friends should not visit babies in NICU if they have:
- Respiratory flu (seasonal or H1N1)
- Strep throat
- Pink eye
- Stomach flu
- Sore throat
- Open sores or impetigo
- Cold sores (until dry and crusted over)
- Runny nose
Some diseases are infectious before we actually shown signs of illness. Do not allow visitors who've been exposed to:
- Measles within the last 21 days
- Rubella/German measles within the last 21 days
- MMR immunization within the last 21 days
- Polio immunization within the last 21 days
- Chicken pox immunization within the last 21 days
- Mumps within the last 26 days
- Chicken pox within the last 30 days
- Whooping cough within the last 30 days
Marshfield Children's Hospital has NICVIEW, a virtual view of NICU. NICVIEW gives parents a real-time look at their babies while they're away from the hospital room.
We ask that only parents/legal guardians visit Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) patients for the first 24 hours after admission. This period gives the care team time to settle and stabilize your child.
Once your child is stable, we limit visitors to three immediate family members, one of which must be a parent unless arranged with your nurse.