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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 General Guidelines for All Visitors (PDF)
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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).

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Visit 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 General Guidelines for All Visitors (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).

Visiting Guidelines

  • Please follow these guidelines when visiting a patient at UVA Medical Center.

    At the Bedside

    Allow the healthcare team to be able to access all sides of the bed at any time.

    Food & Drink

    Do not feed the patient unless you have checked with staff first.

    Bathrooms

    Use the restrooms in the main hallways, not in the patient's room.

    Children

    Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    Illness

    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.

    Security

    Visitors who go above the first floor of the hospital must wear a pass, available from the Hospital Information Desk. 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.

    Smoking

    No smoking is allowed. Find out more about alternatives and stop-smoking resources.

    Noise

    Please respect the privacy and comfort of our patients. Keep your voice and TV volumes low to allow for patient rest. We observe a quiet time daily from 2 - 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

    Cell Phones

    Cell phones can only be used near the main elevators and in the public areas on the first floor of the hospital.

    Visitor Accommodations

    Family visitor lounges are available near our patient units for your comfort. A telephone and computer is available in each lounge. 

    Overnight Stay

    One person may stay at the bedside overnight. We offer earplugs and other ways to promote sleep.

    Learn more about internet access and other hospital amenities.

Send Gifts & Cards

Use the Hospital Gift Shop

Send flowers, candy or gifts to a patient in the hospital:

Call: 434.924.2447

You can also select a card to be printed and hand-delivered:

Send a FREE card.

Visitor Guidelines

Learn about when to visit the hospital and what to expect.

Read the complete guidelines for supporting and visiting a loved one in the hospital (PDF).

Make an Appointment

Call us at 434.243.3675

or make an appointment online.