Medicine Intensive Care Unit
Visiting the Medicine Intensive Care Unit
If you are a parent or guardian, you can visit your child at any timeafter checking in with the front desk. Other family members and friends can visit during our regular visiting hours - noon to 8 p.m. We may limit the number of visitors by your child's bedside.
All visitors must stop at the information desk in the Main Lobby at Children's and identify themselves and the patient they are visiting. All children visiting a patient must be supervised by an adult at all times. Children, 12 years and younger, will get a sticker that allows them to come up to the unit to visit the patient.
It is Children's Hospital ICU policy that all parents, family members, and friends(first time or returning) check-in with the 11-South front desk every time before entering or re-entering the unit. This is done to ensure that the patient, nurse and unit are prepared for a visitor.
Up to two visitors are allowed at any time. We may further need to limit the number of visitors by your child's bedside if clinically appropriate.
Please tell your child's nurse of any visitor restrictions.
How do I get a visitor ID to visit my child?
Parents/Guardians/Grandparents - You will receive a yellow photo identification (ID) badge, which distinguishes parents and guardians from other hospital visitors. Only parents/guardians/grandparents are allowed to be in the hospital after 8 p.m.
Parent ID badges are given out at the front desk in the Main Lobby between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. After 4 p.m., parents will be issued a temporary paper ID until the next day.
Information on our Parents ID system is available at the information desk in the Main Lobby.
Other Adults - Friends and family members who are suffering from, or have been exposed to, any contagious diseases, such as a cold or chicken pox, should not visit the hospital.
If friends and family members are healthy, they must check-in at the information desk in the Main Lobby at Children's and identify themselves and the patient they are visiting.
Children/Siblings - Visitors under age 12 must be screened for exposure to any known contagious diseases, such as chicken pox or measles. Visiting children will be given a dinosaur sticker to be worn at all times when they are in the hospital to show they have been screened.
Do I have to wear a gown when I visit my child?
Some patients at Children's need special protection from germs. Also, some children have germs that others can catch.
In these cases, staff and visitors may have to wear gowns - and sometimes masks - and pay special attention to hand washing. This is called "precautions."
To prevent the spread of germs, we also ask that you do not touch any child but your own.
Your child's nurse will explain precautions to you. If you have questions, ask your child's nurse to explain.