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Visitor Information


Visiting hours at UPMC Northwest are as follows:

  • Adult: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Pediatric & Adolescent: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Obstetrics/Nursery: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • ICU/CCU (immediate family only): Every 2 hours on the even hours for 15 minutes, except at 8 a.m.

Please be considerate of other patients and limit the number of visitors to 2 at a time. Please note that visiting hours are subject to change without notice. UPMC Northwest allows a family member, friend, or other individual to be present with the patient for emotional support during the course of stay. Some units may have specific guidelines for visitation; please ask your nurse for more information. UPMC Northwest may impose reasonable clinically necessary restrictions or limitation on visitation.



  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This rule applies in all rooms, lobbies, corridors, public restrooms, and the cafeteria.

Visiting mom and baby

Visiting hours for fathers are unlimited. Other visitors are welcome between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. with the exception of quiet time.

What to bring/ what not to bring

  • Flowers are permitted in patient rooms, including the Intensive Care Unit.
  • Latex balloons are not permitted. Mylar balloons are OK.
  • Please check with the nurse before offering a patient anything to eat or drink.

To prevent infection

  • People who are coughing, sneezing, or ill must not visit.
  • Visitors are asked to cover coughs or sneezes with their arm.
  • All visitors should wash their hands upon entering and leaving patient rooms.
  • When isolation is called for, visitors must take all isolation precautions as the physician or nurse directs.
  • Please do not use patient restrooms unless the patient is assigned a private room and gives consent.

Sometimes we must ask visitors to leave

Visitors may be required to leave the patient’s room if:

  • The patient is being examined by a doctor or nurse
  • The patient’s condition has changed so that he or she needs to be seen by a doctor or nurse
  • The patient or clinician has asked to be left alone

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