Visiting Hours

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Visiting Hours

Tidelands Health believes support from family and friends is an important part of the healing process. For this reason, we have adopted generally open visitation hours within our hospitals. This means a patient may receive visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at the discretion of the patient and his or her care team.

Please review specific visitation guidelines below, and please know visitation guidelines may change depending on each patient’s unique medical needs. Our top priority is the delivery of high-quality care in an environment that promotes comfort, rest and safety.

Guidelines for Visitors

Emergency Department

To facilitate proper emergency treatment and due to space limitations, a patient in the emergency department may have no more than one visitor at a time. 

Intensive Care Unit

Our hospitals have established specific visiting hours for patients in critical care units. For more information, please contact the Tidelands Health hospital where your loved one is receiving care. In general, children 11 and under are not permitted to visit patients in the ICU. However, special visitation requests should be directed to the nursing staff. 


Children may visit between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 

Children are not allowed to stay overnight, with the exception of a child who needs to stay with a hospitalized parent who does not speak English.

Infection Control

Visitors are expected to comply with Tidelands Health infection control policies and may be asked to leave the hospital for failure to follow procedures.  Individuals with possible infections, colds, flu, open lesions, etc., should not visit.


All visitors must be dressed appropriately.  Shirt and shoes are required.