Visiting Hours

Visitation guidelines have been set for all areas of the hospital, taking into consideration the needs of the patients for care, socialization, and safety. Sentara RMH supports a philosophy of healing that involves patient-centered care.

Behavioral Health

Limited to four visitors, age 14 and older, between 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily.

Critical Care Unit

Under normal circumstances, a patient may have open visitation at all times except between the hours of 8-10 a.m. Please limit visitors to two at a time.

Emergency Department

Please limit visitors to two at a time. Exceptions may be granted in extenuating circumstances. Restrictions may be imposed to preserve privacy, safety and security.

Family Birthplace

  • Labor and Delivery: Three support persons are allowed to be with the patient, including the labor coach.
  • Labor and Delivery Antepartum Triage: Two support persons are allowed.
  • Newborn Nursery: Limited to mother and one support person.
  • Mother-Baby Unit: Follows the guidelines of other nursing units in the hospital. See below.

All Other Nursing Units

Under normal circumstances, a patient may have open visitation at all times. For special circumstances, the charge nurse, patient nurse or physician (along with the patient), may lift or limit restrictions.

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