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Visitation Guidelines

Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. Patient care is our primary concern at DeKalb Regional Medical Center. In order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting hours and regulations have been recommended for each unit. Visits by children are permitted, but please consider our patient’s needs and safety and keep visits brief. If you need additional information, please check with the nurse on the unit.

Senior Care Unit

Daily 2 – 3 p.m.
Additional hours on Saturday and Sunday from 8 – 9 a.m.


8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
2 – 3 p.m.
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Women & Children’s

Quiet Time 2 – 4 p.m.
One visitor can remain in room

Medical Unit

Unrestricted visitation hours during waking hours

Visiting Regulations

The following are general guidelines for visitors:
  • We are a smoke free facility.
  • Visitors must dress appropriately and must wear shirts and shoes
  • Visitors should be limited at the bedside
  • People with colds, sore throats, or any contagious diseases should not visit patients
  • Visits should be kept short
  • Visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise
Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient. Liberal visiting arrangements may be made for families of surgical patients on the day of surgery.

Waiting Areas

There are designated visitor waiting areas on each patient floor and in the main floor. Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the critical care units, the emergency department, surgery and mother/baby. During certain hours, a volunteer hostess is on duty in the surgery waiting room to keep family members informed about the progress of surgery.