For Patients and Families
We know that parents are not visitors. They are important members of their child’s health care team. A parent is encouraged to stay with his or her child 24 hours a day.
Visiting Hours and Guidelines
Routine visiting hours are 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. All family and visitors should wash their hands upon entering a child’s room. If a visitor has a fever, rash, diarrhea, vomiting, cold, or any recent exposure to communicable disease (chicken pox, measles, mumps), for the protection of our patients, they may not come to the patient care floors. There may be restriction on any visitors under the age of 18. Please check with our guest services representatives if you have any questions about visiting patients in our hospital.
Brothers and Sisters
Visits from brothers and sisters are welcome. This section has information that will help make the visit a success.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a SMOKE-FREE facility. We encourage everyone to quit tobacco. Smoking and the use of tobacco products such as dipping and chewing tobacco are NOT allowed on the campus of VUMC. Smoking and tobacco products are harmful to your body and also can affect the health of your child. Quitting Tobacco
Only non-latex balloons are permitted in Children’s Hospital. Latex or rubber balloons are not allowed because of the danger of the child choking on the rubber if the balloon breaks. In addition, many of our children have latex allergies. If a patient receives rubber balloons as a gift, parents will be asked to remove them from the hospital.
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