The UVM Medical Center Visitation Policy

You have the right to choose who may visit you while you are in the hospital.  We don’t restrict or deny visitation privileges based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or disability.

Visits from family and friends can play an important role in the healing process. 

General Visiting Hours

Daily: 10 a.m. - 8:30pm.
For information, call 802-847-0000

Fanny Allen Campus

Monday - Friday: 4:00pm-8:30pm.
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-8:30pm.
Inpatient Rehab: No restrictions - family, friends and support persons are welcome anytime.

Birthing Center and Mother/Baby Unit * please see specific information below
Intensive Care Units

Specific visitor and family hours are posted on each ICU unit. Visitors and family members will receive a copy of each specific unit's visitor information or will be informed of the visitation policy upon arrival. Visiting may be addressed on an individual basis by the nurse caring for the patient.

McClure 5 - Cardiology

Daily: 12 noon - 8 p.m.

Please keep visits brief and quiet.

Baird 5 Pediatrics - UVM Children's Hospital

* please see specific information below

Shepardson 3 Daily: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Shepardson 3 and 6 - Psychiatry

Daily: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Children under 14 are only allowed if the visit is planned in advance with the patient's social worker and if it fulfills therapeutic goals. If approved, visiting children need to be in the patient's room at all times. Visits by children should be limited to one hour a day.

Mother/Baby Unit - Baird 7

The Mother Baby unit has a welcoming policy in place where patients decide who they wish to have with them at their bedside; all are welcome. We ask that all guests to our unit be in good health and children 12 years and younger be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Claire M. Lintilhac Birthing Center - McClure 7

A limit of three visitors in the birthing room at a time, including the primary support person and two others that can rotate throughout the labor. Additional visitors may wait in the visitors lounge at the entrance of the birthing center or main lobby. No children under 13 years of age are allowed in the delivery room unless they are siblings to the newborn. Siblings 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. (This adult and child count as one support person. This adult cannot be the main support person.)

Visitor(s) may be asked to leave the delivery room by the nurse/physician/midwife to ensure patient safety. One support person is allowed in the operating room during a C-section—except in an emergent situation. One support person is allowed in the labor room during epidural placement.

Visitors should not bring food into the patient's room unless approved by the laboring woman.

Baird 5 Pediatrics - University of Vermont Children's Hospital  

The University of Vermont Children's Hospital Baird 5 Pediatrics Inpatient Unit strives to balance patient safety and patient- and family-centered care. Major influences on the policy include presence of flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Current guidelines for Baird 5 visitation:

  • Parents are part of the healthcare team and are not considered visitors.
  • We work closely with patients and families to determine the right time and number of visitors, based on the patient’s status. We encourage visitors to call ahead and to stop at the nurse’s station prior to going to the patient’s room.
  • During RSV/Flu season we welcome visitors of any age, but if visiting patients with RSV or Flu we ask that all visitors remain in the patient’s room and not gather in common areas such as the playroom or the Ronald McDonald Family Room.

The unit secretary/licensed nurse assistant at the desk will provide a basic screening for all visitors upon arrival to the floor. They will screen for illness and exposures, and our hand-washing policy will be reinforced.

The UVM Medical Center Weapon and Gun Policy

For information on the gun and weapons policy at the UVM Medical Center visit Gun, Firearm & Weapons policy.