Visiting Hours

Loyola Medicine welcomes you to visit your loved ones in the hospital. We recognize that the support of friends and family helps patients heal. Visiting hours are set to allow patients the time to rest and recover; visiting hours are from 9 am to 9 pm each day. We encourage families to visit their loved ones in the hospital often. 

Advisories for Visitors

If you visit Loyola University Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, the Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital or one of Loyola’s other health centers, you will be asked about recent travel and whether you have a fever to determine whether you might be at risk for Ebola virus infection. We appreciate your understanding and want you to know that your health and the health of our patients, staff and visitors is our greatest concern.

Visiting Hours and Overnight Passes

Visiting hours for most hospital patients are from 9 am to 9 pm daily. Overnight passes are necessary for all overnight guests and are issued by the security department, with the approval of the nursing supervisor.

Labor and Delivery/Maternity/Newborn

The visiting hours for labor and delivery and maternity/newborn areas are from 9 am to 9 pm.

Neonatal Care Unit

Mothers and fathers or legal guardians may visit 24 hours a day; siblings may visit with adult supervision from 12 to 9 pm. Any other adult visitors (18 years and older, including grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles) may visit between 12 and 9 pm and must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian.

Pediatrics

Visitors are also welcome for patients in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. We encourage family and friends to visit infants, children and adolescents who are in the hospital. Loyola takes the medical care and safety of your child seriously; both pediatrics and pediatric critical care are locked units. Visiting hours are 4 to 7 pm. However, parents have visiting access 24 hours a day. For the comfort of our pediatric patients, only two visitors are allowed at the bedside, including parents. 

We understand that when your child is staying overnight in the hospital, you may wish to stay with him or her. One parent may stay overnight at the bedside. For the families of pediatric patients, the Ronald McDonald House near Loyola University Medical Center provides lodging and support. For more information please contact Andrea Wadas, manager, at 708-327-2273.

As an additional service for patients and families, an interpreter is onsite every day, 24 hours a day.

Intensive Care Units

For patients in intensive care, cardiac care and all pediatric patients, 24-hour visitation is available. However, visitors shall not exceed 15 minutes per hour in the patient's room, except in special circumstances as approved by the nursing staff. Regular visiting hours are as follows:

Intensive Care Unit (2nd floor ICU)

  • 10 to 11 am
  • 1 to 2 pm
  • 4 to 5 pm
  • 8 to 9 pm

Intensive Care Unit (4th floor ICU)

  • 10 to 11 am
  • 1 to 2 pm
  • 4 to 5 pm
  • 8 to 9 pm

Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (2nd floor)

  • 9 am to 2:30 pm
  • 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • 8:30 to 9 pm

Medical Intensive Care Unit (3rd floor MICU)

  • 9 am to 2 pm
  • 5 to 9 pm

Critical Care Unit (3rd floor CCU)

  • 9 am to 2 pm
  • 5 to 9 pm

Intermediate Intensive Care Unit (4th floor)

  • 10 to 11 am
  • 1 to 2 pm
  • 4 to 5 pm
  • 8 to 9 pm

Hospice Care

For patients in hospice, visiting hours are 24 hours with no limitations. Visits from children are welcome. We encourage friends and family members to visit their loved ones in hospice care. 

Psychiatric Unit

For patients in psychiatric care, visitors are welcome on weekdays from 6:30 to 9 pm and on weekends and holidays from 2 to 9 pm. We encourage friends and family members to visit their loved ones in psychiatric care. 

Children As Visitors

For the health and safety of patients as well as adult and child visitors, children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult. In compliance with the Illinois Administrative Code, children under the age of 6 shall use visiting facilities (unit or main lobby) other than the patient's room, unless that room is private. Children 12 years and younger are restricted from special care areas, except in special circumstances through pre-arrangement with nursing or administration staff.