At Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, we know that the support of family and friends is important. We welcome visitors at any time and are here to provide information on where to stay, eat, and buy personal items while you’re visiting.
Visiting Hours and Guidelines
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital allows patients to have visitors at any time. Visitors may include family, friends, significant others and any other people the patient wishes to see.
However, in an effort to be respectful of all of our patients in their time of healing, visitors will be subject to certain guidelines:
- Quiet Hours: Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. it is considered "quiet time." A peaceful environment is needed for patients to recover and heal. Visitors must behave accordingly.
- Overnight Guests: Visitors may stay in a private patient room overnight only if their presence is beneficial to the patient. Permission to do so must be obtained from the nursing staff.
- No Smoking: Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is a smoke-free campus.
- In-Room Bathrooms for Patients Only: Visitors may not use patient bathrooms.
- Reasonable Restrictions: Staff may ask visitors to leave a patient’s room to allow for patient care.
- Don’t Visit If You’re Sick: To protect all patients and the health of our staff, visitors who have had a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea in the last 48 hours are discouraged from visiting.
- Children: Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. They may not be left unattended in the lounge or waiting areas.
For Patients Having Surgery, family or significant others may visit prior to surgery and will be notified after surgery once it is safe to visit again. If there is a sign outside of the patient’s room designating it as an isolation room, please check with a nurse before entering.
Where to Stay
We know that comfort and convenience is key when visiting a patient. There are several accommodation options located near Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital that are sure to suit any visitor’s needs. When calling to make a reservation, mention that you are visiting a patient and you might get a special rate. Please find a list of hotel options by location: