Visiting a Patient
Visiting a Patient: Getting Involved
Do you have a friend or family member in the hospital? See details about visitor passes, visiting hours, available services, hospital rules, more in our(PDF) .
Want to give more support? Patients can designate people to be care partners, active members of their healthcare team. As a care partner, you get a special security code, to help keep others informed about the patient's condition and more.
Find out if you would like to be a care partner (PDF).
Please follow these guidelines when visiting a patient at UVA Medical Center.
Please do not come to the hospital unless you are feeling well. Wash your hands before and after visiting a patient. Read and follow any signs posted outside the patient room.
Visitors who go above the first floor of the hospital must wear a pass, available from the Hospital Information Desk. Up to two visitors are allowed to see a patient at a time.
After 9 p.m., visitors should acquire a pass and information about visiting at night from the the security desk in the Emergency Department. This helps us know who is in the hospital after hours.
No smoking is allowed. alternatives and stop-smoking resources.
Quiet times occur during the afternoons and at night. Please keep your voice low to allow for patient rest.
Cell phones can only be used near the main elevators and in the public areas on the first floor of the hospital.
Lounges are available near our patient units for visitors’ comfort. A telephone and computer is available in each lounge. Learn more about our hospital amenities.
Find out how to contact a patient.