Visiting Hours and Guidelines

We understand the important role family and friends have in a patient's recovery and well-being. To protect you and your family there may be times when we need to limit visitation. Please note that visiting hours are subject to change. After-hours visitors must check in at with Security to be registered and given a visitor's pass.

General Visiting Hours
6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Intensive Care Unit
Visit for 30 minute intervals at 6 a.m., 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Burn Intensive Care and Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
1 to 1:30 p.m.; 5:30 to 6 p.m.; and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Parents of children admitted to the PICU are welcome to visit 24 hours a day. After 9 p.m., parents must remain on the unit.
6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parents are welcome to visit 24 hours a day. After 9 p.m., parents must remain on the unit.
Labor and Delivery Unit
Open visitation with up to four visitors at a time. Each visitor must have one of the passes issued to the mother-to-be during registration. Children under 14 may visit if they are the brother or sister of the expected baby.
Mother/Baby Unit
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fathers are welcome to visit 24 hours a day.
Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. No more than three visitors at the bedside at a time.

Overnight Visitor Passes

Security will issue one pass for overnight visitation for each patient. Due to space limitations and the need for patients to rest, only one visitor may stay each night on the hospital grounds. Security will check for visitation passes after visiting hours end. Visitors who are in patient rooms and do not have a pass after hours shall be asked to acquire a pass or leave the hospital. If the visitor requests permission to stay with a patient, the visitor should request a pass from a Security officer at the CHH main entrance on the ground floor, the Adult Intensive Care Unit waiting area on the fourth floor or the Emergency Department on the first floor. Visitors are to stay on the unit indicated on their passes. Visitors found in areas of the hospital other than their designated unit will be asked to return to that unit.

Visiting Guidelines

Your visit is important to the recovery of your relative or friend; however, we ask that you follow certain guidelines when visiting patients at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

  • Each patient is limited to two visitors at a time.
  • Visitors should check with the nurse before entering the patient's room.
  • Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children who have been exposed to chicken pox within the past seven days or visitors with illnesses are not allowed on the unit.
  • In most cases, children are limited to a 10-minute visit. Please supervise children at all times.
  • No smoking is allowed in the hospital; there are designated smoking areas outside. For everyone's comfort, please refrain from smoking near hospital entrances.
  • Restrooms are located in or nearby all waiting areas; please do not use the restroom in a patient's room.
  • Please do not bring food or lounging or sleeping equipment to the waiting areas.
  • Visitors may call the nurses' station at any time to check on their loved one, but please try to limit calls to one per family. This allows more time for the nurses to care for your loved one.
  • All visitors shall comply with the West Virginia Health Code and wear proper attire while in the hospital, e.g., shoes, shirt.
  • After 8 p.m., visitors are required to stay on the unit indicated on their passes. If you are in another area of the hospital, you will be asked to return to the designated unit. Under no circumstances will visitors be allowed to wander around the hospital.

  • Last updated: 06/21/2011
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