Visitation Policy

While we believe in family presence and respect the value of having family with you during your care, due to the rapid increase in COVID cases in Florida and Hillsborough County, we have had to make modifications to our visitation policy.

We have revised our Visitation Policy due to the decrease in COVID-19 cases in Florida and Hillsborough County.

We thank you in advance for your support in helping us maintain the safety of patients, their loved ones and our team members.

We ask that you remain respectful with our team members about these changes and always follow the visitation guidelines.

Visitor Hours

8 a.m. — 8 p.m.

  • Children under 18 are not allowed into the hospital, except with approval by the nursing unit for very rare circumstances.

  • Only one person may visit per day, per patient from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Patient care restrictions may apply.

  • All visitors must provide a government-issued photo identification card.

  • All visitors must be free of COVID-19 and illness symptoms (screening will place prior to entrance).

  • All visitors must always wear a mask over their nose and mouth. Failure to do so will result in you being asked to leave the hospital and not being able to return.

  • The cafeteria, Starbucks, Gift Shop or McDonald’s are closed to visitors.

  • Outside food deliveries or drop-offs for visitors are not allowed. This includes services such as Uber Eats or Grubhub.

  • Visitation to any of the COVID units is not allowed.

 

Area-Specific Information

Labor & Delivery Area:

  • The primary support person for the patient may stay for the entirety of the stay but must remain at the bedside at all times and may not come and go from the hospital.

  • A second person who is labor support may be present in the Labor & Delivery area but must exit once the delivery is completed.

Post-Partum (Mother-Baby) Areas:

  • The primary support person for the patient may stay for the entirety of the stay but must remain at the bedside at all times and may not come and go from the hospital.

  • One additional support person at a time from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pediatrics:

  • One parent or guardian may remain at the bedside for the entirety of the stay.

  • One additional parent, guardian, or grandparent at a time from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parents or guardians may switch for overnight stays.

NICU:

  • Both parents may be at the bedside from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • One parent may remain at the bedside overnight.

Surgical/Procedural Areas:

  • For everyone’s safety, if the waiting areas do not allow for physical distancing, visitors may be asked to wait in alternative areas and will be called to return to the primary space when the procedure is done.

Pre & Post-Operative Areas:

  • No visitation except for Pediatric patients may have one parent with a minor patient

Testing Areas (Radiology, Lab, Pre-Admission Testing):

  • One adult visitor pass * may remain for testing *Patients admitted or minors, see above.

ER - Emergency Room Areas:

  • For everyone's safety, when volumes do not allow for physical distancing, we may ask visitors to remain in their cars until the patient is placed in his or her room.

  • Adult ER: One visitor pass *Guidelines above apply if the patient is admitted

  • Pediatric ER: Two parent/guardian visitor passes *Guidelines above apply if the patient is admitted

TGMG - Tampa General Medical Group Primary Care Offices (Note: not Transplant Services, Oncology Offices or Cancer Center):

  • For everyone's safety, when volumes do not allow for physical distancing, we reserve the right to limit access to the patient only.

  • One visitor office visit/exam room visitor pass. *Guidelines above apply if patient needs tests or is admitted

  • Visitor must be free of COVID-19 and illness symptoms (will be screened prior to entrance).

  • Both the patient and visitor may need to remain outside the facility or in car until appointment time.

  • Both patient and visitor must wear a mask over nose and mouth at all times