How can I visit a patient in the hospital?

Family/friend visits are encouraged and play an important role in treatment.  Visiting hours  vary with each program.  Please contact the patient’s Social Worker to arrange a visit and to learn of any restrictions you may be faced with.

Remember that patients have the right to privacy under the law.  They may choose not to have someone as a visitor, in which case you would not be allowed to visit.  Under the law, if a patient does not want you to know they have been admitted to the hospital, you will be unable to visit or find out any information about them.  If you have information that you feel is important for the treatment team to know, you may share that information with the Consumer Affairs Office and it will be passed along to the treatment team.  Any time a visit is detrimental to the patient, staff or the visitor, the treatment team has the authority to deny visitation.