Visitor guidelines

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As COVID-19 vaccination rates rise and infection rates fall, we continue to review and update our visitation procedures. We miss having additional family members and siblings in our hospitals and clinics, and appreciate the continued commitment and partnership of our patient families and staff to provide a safe environment for everyone. Below are our current visitor practices:

In our Milwaukee and Fox Valley hospital patient care units

  • Patients without COVID-19 and without a COVID-19 exposure: Four individuals are allowed at the bedside at a time in acute care units, and two individuals are allowed at the bedside at a time in critical care. Up to 20 individuals are allowed on a patient’s visitor list and that list must remain the same for the patient’s entire stay. Only parents/guardians and grandparents may visit outside of our 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. visiting hours. 
  • COVID-19-positive patients: Two adults is allowed at the bedside at a time. Two adults are allowed on a patient’s visitor list. These two names must remain the same for the entire stay.
  • COVID-19-exposed patients: Two adults are allowed at the bedside at a time. Four adults are allowed on a patient’s visitor list. These four names must remain the same for the entire stay.

Note: Unit-specific visitor guidelines apply to critical care units (i.e. PICU and NICU)

Specialty Care, Primary Care, Urgent Care, imaging, outpatient laboratories, therapies and community services – Up to four individuals may accompany the patient.

Emergency Department – Two individuals may accompany the patient. 

Surgicenter and surgical services on the Milwaukee campus – Two adults (age 18 and older) may accompany the patient.