What you need to know prior to your arrival to Saint Peter’s

Saint Peter’s University Hospital provides general patient visitation from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, while maintaining a safe, secure and healing environment. Extended visitation by a support person will be coordinated through the Nursing unit leadership.

Proper identification must be provided at all points of entry. Visitors must present a valid driver's license, or a government approved photo ID to enter the hospital.

If you are feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms related to COVID, please consider delaying your visit until you are no longer experiencing any symptoms.

Generally, two visitors per patient at a time during scheduled hours. At any time, the number of visitors may be limited based on the patient specific needs and/or the care needs of other patients. Exceptions will be considered for patients with an intellectual, developmental or other cognitive disability and for hospice or end of life situations for one support person to visit outside regular hours or overnight and will be coordinated through the nurse
manager/administrative supervisor/charge nurse.

Children over 13 may visit and must accompanied by an adult.

Intensive Care Units may not receive gifts in the form of live plants, fruit or flowers.

Outpatient Areas:

  1. Patients are encouraged to have one support person present during their outpatient visit.

Emergency Department (Ground Floor, E-Wing)

  1. Adult Emergency Department is considered an outpatient area: Two support people are permitted.
  2. Pediatric Emergency Department is considered an outpatient area: Both parents/guardians are permitted.
    1. In the event of an emergency with only one parent present, siblings, if, well behaved, may remain with the parent until arrangements can be made for their care or another adult arrives.
    2. Parents exiting the Pediatric Emergency Department prior to discharge will be directed to Security for a visitor pass so they can return to the patient.

Labor & Delivery (Pre-delivery Women and Children’s Pavilion. Fourth Floor, H-Wing)

  1. As part of the admission process, each mother will be asked to identify the primary support person who will be banded along with baby.
  2. Two visitors permitted prior to birth. After birth of baby only support is permitted stay during “Golden Hour” following birth to facilitate uninterrupted bonding.
  3. At any time, upon the request of the patient or staff, the support person(s) will be directed to the Patient/Support Person Waiting Area located outside of Labor and Delivery.
  4. The only visitor waiting area for Labor and Delivery is located on the ground floor of the Women and Children's Pavilion (H-Wing).
  5. In the event of an emergency, all visitors and support persons will be asked to wait in the ground floor lobby of the Women and Children's Pavilion (H-Wing) until the conclusion of the emergency.

Labor & Delivery Operating Room

  1. When regional anesthesia is being used, one support person is permitted.
  2. When general anesthesia is being used the support person will be not permitted in the operating room; one support person will be allowed in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for a limited period.


  1. In addition to the one support person/doula, two additional visitors will be permitted between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  2. Siblings, regardless of age, may visit but must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. One support person may remain overnight.

Perioperative Services:

  1. Visitors may be permitted at the discretion of the PACU RN under the following circumstances:
    1. One parent/guardian of a minor
    2. One support person for a delayed admission to the nursing unit
    3. One support person for extenuating circumstances that necessitate immediate support

Pediatric/Pediatric Intensive Care

  1. One parent or support person is encouraged to stay 24 hours per day.
  2. Two support persons are permitted during regular visiting hours 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) (Women and Children's Pavilion. Third Floor, A-Wing)

  1. Parents of the baby are permitted to visit 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  2. Febrile mothers without a specific identified site of infection may visit in the NICU pending approval of their obstetrician and neonatologist.

Valet Services are suspended until further notice
Drivers can drop off patients/guests at the emergency department, main hospital or Women and Children’s Pavilion entrances and then self-park in any of our parking garages.

  Healing happens here


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