General Guidelines/Information for Families and Visitors
We strive to create a patient-centered environment of healing which encourages visitation.
[Brenner Children's Hospital Guidelines at brennerchildrens.org]
- Visiting Hours at Wake Forest Baptist Health are based on the individual needs of the patient. There are no set visiting hours.
- Tobacco-free Workplace Policy: For your health, the Medical Center is a tobacco-free campus. The use of all tobacco products is prohibited.
- Special Care units will have their own visiting hours. Please check with the nursing station for more details.
- 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.
- Overnight: One family member/visitor is allowed to remain overnight in the patient’s room if deemed beneficial by the patient. The patient should talk with their primary nurse about accommodations.
- Restrictions: When the condition of the patient indicates restrictions are necessary for the patient’s welfare and recovery, additional visitation guidelines will be provided to the family or the patient’s designated representative.
- Family members/visitors under 16 years of age may visit only if supervised by an adult while they are in the Medical Center.
- The hospital 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. The patient has the right to consent to the visitors he or she designates, including but not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner) another family member, or a friend. The patient also has the right to withdraw or deny that consent at any time.
- Family members/visitors will be asked to wash their hands before and after spending time with a patient. Family or visitors who have recently experienced fever, rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory infection, chicken pox or any other communicable disease are subject to visitation restrictions.
- 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.
- Ministers visiting patients in the Special Care Units may enter at any time during the day after checking with the patient/healthcare proxy/designated contact and the patient’s nurse and may be asked to present clergy identification.
- Main Number: 336-716-2011
- Mailing Address: Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 27157