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
|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
||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.)
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.
should not bring food into the patient's room unless approved by the laboring
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.