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Visitation Policy

We have revised our Visitation Policy due to the increase 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.

All Changes Effective Friday, January 7, 2022

  • Individuals 18 and under are not allowed into the hospital, except with approval by the nursing unit for very rare circumstances.
  • You may not come and go from the hospital multiple times during the day. Only one entry per person per day is allowed.
  • Upon entry, you must provide a government issued photo identification card.
  • All visitors must be free of COVID-19 and illness symptoms (screening takes place prior to the entrance).
    » You may not enter if you are ill in any way, including sneezing, cough, fever, sore throat, headache, runny nose, or fatigue.
    » You may not enter if you have been exposed to a COVID-positive individual within the last 10 days.
  • All visitors must always wear a procedure mask, fully covering your nose and mouth. Failure to do so will result in you being asked to immediately leave the hospital and not being able to return. Outside food deliveries or drop-offs for visitors are not allowed, including services such as Uber Eats or Grubhub.
  • Visitation to COVID-positive patients who are on strict isolation is not allowed.

Visitor Hours - Main Hospital

8 A.M. - 8 P.M. 

Only two persons may visit per day, one at a time. Patient care restrictions may apply.

Reminder, visitors may not come and go throughout the day.

Area-Specific Information

Operating Rooms/Procedural Areas

  • 1 support person per patient who must remain in the waiting area.

Labor and Delivery

  • 1 support person for the duration of labor.

Post Partum

  • 1 support person 24 hours a day.
  • There will not be allowed multiple visitors at this time.

Pediatrics

  • Parents or guardians only, one person may stay overnight.

NICU

  • Parents or guardians only, one person may stay overnight.

Adult Emergency Department

  • 1 person may accompany the patient while in the Emergency Department.
  • Due to current Emergency Department volumes, we are pausing visitation in this area. 

Pediatric Emergency Department

  • 2 parents/guardians may accompany the child. During times of extreme volume, this may be reduced to 1 parent.