We welcome visitors at any time. However, in an effort to be respectful of all patients in their time of healing, visitors will be subject to certain guidelines.
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital is a smoke-free campus.
Visitors may not use patient bathrooms.
Staff may ask visitors to leave a patient's room to allow for patient care.
DO NOT VISIT WHEN SICK
To protect your health, visitors who have had a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea in the last 48 hours are discouraged from visiting.
Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Children may not be left unattended in the lounge or waiting areas.
Free WiFi Internet access is available for patients and visitors.
DAY OF SURGERY
Family/support persons may visit before surgery.
When you return to the care area and are stable, staff will notify your family/support persons that they may visit you.
An isolation room will have a sign on the outside of the room.
Visitors must check with a nurse before entering an isolation unit.
Visitors who have had shingles, and children who have not had the chicken pox or the vaccine, are not allowed in the room.
Visitors may stay in a private patient room only if beneficial to the patient.
Permission must be obtained from the nursing staff.