Visitor Guidelines

Updated Visitor Guidelines

Updated March 20, 2024

Effective Thursday, March 21 at 7 a.m., visitor restrictions for children 12 years of age and under will be lifted at all Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations:

  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Levine Children’s Brenner Children’s Hospital
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Davie Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist High Point Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Lexington Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is experiencing significant parking constraints due to ongoing construction, so hospitalized patients remain limited to two healthy visitors at a time. Those arriving for outpatient visits at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center may bring one person to accompany them. All other Wake Forest Baptist locations will be fully open to visitors.

Masks will still be required in certain situations and clinical areas, such as emergency department waiting rooms and triage areas, and some cancer center locations, to help protect those who are immunocompromised and vulnerable to respiratory viruses. 

Patients who have been exposed to a respiratory illness, or who are experiencing symptoms, should wear a well-fitting mask that covers their nose and mouth.


Visitor Registration Kiosks

We recently introduced a new visitor registration process at each designated entrance at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem campus), using kiosk technology. All those without Medical Center ID badges must register at the point of entry. Once you pass our routine health screening upon arrival, our screeners will partner with you to complete the kiosk registration process.

Please enter the medical center to register at these designated entry locations:

  • Janeway Tower, Ground Floor entry (near parking deck entrance, orange level)
  • North Tower, Main Floor entry (near horseshoe driveway)
  • Adult Emergency Department front door
  • Pediatric Emergency Department front door (Pediatric ED access only)
  • Cancer Center 4th Floor
  • Cancer Center 1st Floor
  • Sticht Center Main Floor

As a community, we know you entrust us with the care of your loved ones. This is why we must maintain a safe, yet welcoming environment by balancing facility security with accessibility. Achieving that balance can greatly reduce the stress that you may experience during your stay or visit.  

Visitor management and registration tools not only improve the safety of our patients, visitors and employees, they allow us to maintain real-time records of all patients and visitors present on Medical Center premises and aid us in managing the number of visitors based on active visitation guidelines.

This additional step in our entry process is a key part of continuous improvement. We are consistently evaluating how we may provide our patients, families and visitors with thoughtful caregiving in a safe, secure environment.


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 owned properties.

Weapons 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.