Patients look forward to seeing their friends and family, and support from visitors can help lift a patient’s spirits. However, they also need time to rest and recover, so please follow these guidelines for visiting a patient:
Visitors should check in at the information desk in the hospital’s main lobby to receive a visitor’s badge.
Visits should be kept short (around 20 minutes at most).
If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or have an infection or a contagious condition like a sore throat or cold, please reschedule your visit for a later date.
More than two or three visitors at a time can be overwhelming. Please limit the size of your group, and try to keep your visits brief. If you have a larger group, some of them can remain in the waiting room while others visit the patient. In critical care, only two visitors are allowed at a time.
Visitation by children is permitted, however, they must be under direct adult supervision at all times. Children under 16 years of age are not permitted to visit the ICU unless prior permission has been granted.
Please wash your hands upon entering and exiting a patient’s room.
Food and drink are not allowed in a patient’s room unless approved by the medical team.
General visiting hours
Hilton Head Hospital:
8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Coastal Carolina Hospital:
Our visiting hours are not limited unless needed as determined by the nursing director, nursing supervisor or charge nurse. Please ask the patient or his or her nurse ahead of time about the best time to visit.
There may be additional limitations for visitors to our Intensive Care Unit, Med-Surg Unit and Women’s Pavilion. Please ask the nurse caring for your loved one.
We do ask that family members and other visitors be mindful of our staff shift changes from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.