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Visitor guide

For our patients' health and safety, we ask that visitors to Truman Medical Centers/University Health respect the following guidelines:

  • Only two visitors per patient at a time.
  • Please keep visits brief.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children should not be left unattended anywhere in the hospital.
  • Visitors should use the main entrance (on Holmes) to enter and exit the hospital.
  • Visitors are asked not to sit or lie on the patient’s bed, and to not use the patient’s restroom.
  • Visitors with colds, flu or other contagious diseases are asked not to visit patients.
  • Visitors and patients should be respectful of other patients and keep noise to a minimum.
  • Visitors must check with the nursing unit before bringing food or gifts to the patient’s room. Patients may be on special diets and certain foods are restricted.
  • Visitors are asked to not visit other patients on the unit, touch equipment or change the position of a patient or their bed without consulting the nurse.
  • No visitors will be allowed in the room while treatment or doctor or nursing care is in progress. Your visitor(s) may be asked to step outside your room during these times.
  • Visitors should wash their hands upon entering and leaving the patient room.

Visiting hours

  • General visiting hours are from 6 am to 8:30 pm.
  • The Birthplace follows general visiting hours. However, after-hours births do allow for visitors. After 8:30 pm, all visitors must check in at the security booth just outside the Emergency Department.
  • Mothers and fathers can visit an infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at any time. Visitors must check in at the front desk of the NICU and the Maternity Unit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Critical Care Units have open visiting with some restrictions. Always check with the nurse.
  • Behavioral Health visiting hours are from 10 am to 8 pm.