Visiting Hours

Last updated February 3, 2021



At Sentara, the safety of our team members and patients is our highest priority. However, we recognize that there are times when having a visitor or family member present is vital.

Emergency Room Visitation Policy

No visitors are allowed in our Emergency Rooms EXCEPT:

  • Patients with altered mental status, developmental delays or behavioral health concerns may have 1 visitor.
  • Minors under the age of 18 may have 1 visitor, either a parent or a guardian.

Hospital Visitation Policy

  • COVID-19 confirmed patients (not at end-of-life) or patients awaiting COVID-19 test results are not allowed any visitors.
  • Patients are allowed NO visitors in our Hospital EXCEPT:
    • Surgical Services lobby may have 1 visitor.
    • Procedural area lobby may have 1 visitor.
    • Women’s Health Center may have 1 support person.
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients may have 2 visitors.
    • Patients who are at the end-of-life may have 2 visitors.
    • Patients with altered mental status, developmental delays or behavioral health concerns may have 1 visitor.

Visitor Safety Guidelines

  • Visitors 12 and under are prohibited from our hospitals.
  • Visitors will have their temperatures taken and be screened before entering the facility.
  • Visitors will be required to wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines. If they do not have a mask, a community mask will be given to them.
  • Visitors will only be allowed if they do not have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
  • Visitors must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting patient room.

Please note that certain Sentara hospitals may have additional visitor guidelines, so we recommend checking with the facility before planning a visit.

Sentara is taking all necessary precautions to keep our hospitals safe and clean. You can expect all areas of our hospitals to be carefully cleaned and disinfected on an ongoing basis. All employees are also masked for your protection.

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