specific to Brenner Children's Hospital may be found at brennerchildrens.org.
Visiting Hours at Wake Forest Baptist
visiting hours at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem are based
on the individual needs of the patient. There are no set visiting hours.
Care Units will have their own visiting hours. Please check with the nursing
station for details. Clergy visiting patients in the Special Care Units may
enter at any time during the day after checking with patient’s nurse and may be
asked to present clergy identification.
Who May Visit
It is our
policy to welcome family and visitors to our facilities. Your concern and
attention toward the patient is an integral part of the healing process.
- The medical center will not restrict, limit or otherwise deny
family presence or visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.
- Two visitors per patient may visit in the patient’s room.
Exceptions may be indicated due to patient condition or request.
- “Family” is defined by the patient or the patient’s designated
representative. Family members will collaborate with the nursing staff to
coordinate visitation as directed by the patient.
- Family members/visitors under 16 years of age may visit only if
supervised by an adult while they are here.
- Some exceptions to the general policy may be indicated as a result
of patient condition (i.e., isolation, no visitors). Special instructions may
be found on patient room door.
- Family members/visitors with active tuberculosis, chicken pox,
shingles, measles, mumps, acute respiratory illnesses, colds, flu, fever,
diarrhea, or certain skin infections are asked to refrain from visiting
- To help decrease the risk of infection, family members/visitors
will be asked to wash their hands before and after spending time with a
- One family member/visitor is allowed to remain overnight in the
patient’s room if deemed beneficial by the patient. Patients should talk with
their primary nurse about accommodations.
- Family members/visitors who demonstrate behavior that is
disruptive, disrespectful or threatening to staff, patients or other visitors
will be asked to leave at the request of the patient and/or staff.
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A Notary Public Service is available through Safety and Security by calling 336-716-3305.
Laundry facilities are available for patients and family members who are unable to leave the Medical Center. Please call The Office of Patient and Family Relations at 336-713-2273 for access to this facility.
Showers are available for use by family members of patients at WFBMC. Contact the volunteer in the ICU Waiting Area for assistance.
The Massage Therapy Program is available for patients and their families. It is designed to provide optimal access to professional massage that can enhance wellness through physical and mental relaxation and pain relief. Please call 336-716-8304 to learn more.
No use of
tobacco products or electronic cigarettes is allowed on medical center property
or within any medical center vehicle. We discourage the use of tobacco products
by medical center staff/faculty or visitors on properties adjacent to medical
center properties, such as sidewalks, highway right-of-ways, and privately
are prohibited on all medical center property. “Weapons” is defined as any
object used to intimidate, inflict bodily harm, or kill such as firearms,
knives or blades, brass knuckles, mace, pepper spray, etc. Only law enforcement
personnel with statutory authority (authority to enforce federal, state or
county law) are permitted to carry weapons on medical center property.