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Visiting or Contact a Patient

Find out how to contact a patient.

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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Visiting a Patient

Visiting UVA hospital? Need to call a patient at UVA? Find our visitation guidelines, contact numbers, how to send an eCard to a patient, and more.
Visit a Patient

Visiting or Contact a Patient

Find out how to contact a patient.

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).

Hospital Rules

Visitor Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines when visiting a patient.

At the Bedside

Allow the healthcare team to be able to access all sides of the bed at any time. One person may stay at the bedside overnight. We offer earplugs and other ways to promote sleep.

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.

Cell Phones

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

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 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. - 5 a.m.

Lounges

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

Learn more about internet access and other hospital amenities.

Make an Appointment

Call us at 434.243.3675

or make an appointment online.

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.