Visiting Hours and Policies

St. Vincent’s Medical Center welcomes and encourages family and friends to visit patients. In fact, if the patient permits, we believe that spending time with loved ones is an important part of the healing process.

For the safety of our patients, their caregivers and visitors, we ask you to limit visits to the hours specified below. Times and rules vary depending on the unit you are visiting.

Friends and relatives may call the hospital's patient information line at (203) 576-5432 anytime between 6 am-9 pm to find out a patient's room and telephone number.


Visitation Guidelines 

 *Subject to restrictions stated below

Medical, Telemetry, Surgical Units

11 am-8 pm

Oncology Unit

Unrestricted for care partners

Intensive Care Units on Level 8

Unrestricted for care partners

Cardiovascular Unit on Level 8

Unrestricted for care partners

Psychiatric Unit (9E)

Saturday-Sunday 1 pm-3 pm, 6 pm-8 pm, Monday-Friday 12:30 pm-1:30 pm, 6 pm-8 pm.


Family Birthing Center

Labor & Delivery

The patient may have two designated support people present at all times with a third support person at the discretion of the primary RN and the obstetrician.

Postpartum

One support person is encouraged to stay overnight to assist the patient with the newborn. Minors are not permitted to stay overnight.

Special Care Nursery 

Parents may visit 24 hours a day except during shift report, generally 7 am-8 am, 3 pm-4 pm, 7 pm-8 pm and 11 pm-12 midnight.

Parents or support persons may designate other visitors where accompanied by a banded parent of the infant.  Siblings over the age of three may visit providing they supply a copy of up to date immunizations and are not ill.  All visitors in the Special Care Nursery are limited to two at a time.  Use of cell phones and other elective devices are prohibited while visiting in the Special Care Nursery.