You can visit a patient in the hospital:
- 24/7 at Charlottesville
- 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Culpeper, Prince William, and Haymarket
Bringing Your Child as a Visitor
In most cases, children can visit someone in the hospital. However, some areas, such as the behavioral health areas, have more restrictions. Call the hospital before you go to confirm.
- An adult must be with anyone under 18 at all times.
- Only people over 18 can stay with a patient overnight.
- Don't let children play on the floor.
When visiting a patient:
- Wash your hands
- Don't visit if you're sick
- Wear a pass at all times, available at the information or security desk
Do You Need to Wear a Mask?
It depends on the location and situation.
No Mask Required
- You don't need a mask at most of our clinics and locations.
- You don't need a mask at our Northern Virginia hospitals.
You still need to wear a mask at:
- University Hospital, Charlottesville
- Emergency rooms
- All cancer, transplant, infusion, and dialysis clinics
- Prince William Medical Center NICU
You also need to wear a mask at any location if you have symptoms of COVID or other respiratory sickness.
Become a Care Partner
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.
If you're visiting a patient with COVID or who is possibly positive for COVID, you must use:
- A Best-Fit N95
- Eye protection
If you've tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days or currently have symptoms of COVID-19 and don't have test results, you can't visit a hospital patient, unless you're:
- The guardian for a minor or for an adult
- The support person for a laboring mother
- The designated support person in accordance with HB2162 legislation, to accompany the patient during an admission
Nursing supervisors may grant visitation for end-of-life or other special circumstances.
We don't restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, age, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.