Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin recognizes the unique needs of our patients, their families and friends. We understand the importance of the presence of significant others in the healing process. Therefore we have a flexible visitation policy.

Froedtert Hospital Campus Visiting Hours & Guidelines

General visitation is between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

  • Visitors arriving after 8 p.m. and before 6 a.m. will need to contact Security through the intercom at the Froedtert Hospital Entrance or Pavilion entrance. 
  • Visitors entering the hospital from the Parking Area 1 need to contact Security through the intercom at the entrance door, and wait for Security to open the door.
  • Security will contact the patient's nursing unit to determine if the patient may have a visitor. If permission is given, proceed down the corridor to the Family Center to obtain a visitor pass.
  • Before you leave the hospital, please drop your visitor pass off at the Family Center or at the drop box at the Froedtert Hospital Entrance Information Desk.
  • Because patients need adequate rest, visits may be restricted at the discretion of team members providing patient care.
  • Children who visit patients must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. 
  • Certain units such as Bone Marrow Transplant, Spinal Cord Injury Center, the Birth Center and Palliative Care have further restrictions or modifications based on the treatment needs of the patient population in that unit. 

Community Memorial Hospital Campus Visiting Hours & Guidelines

General visitation is between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

  • Special Requests: Your family may arrange special visiting hours with your nurse. We accommodate special needs when possible.
  • Birth Center: The baby's father, designated friend or immediate family member may stay with the mother during labor and delivery. After delivery, the father, siblings, grandparents or designated visitors may visit any time. Other visitors may come between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation:
    • Monday - Friday: 5 to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday: noon to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Intensive Care / Coronary Care: Visiting in the ICU is limited to the immediate family, significant others and clergy. Only brief visits are allowed. Visiting hours are open, but under most circumstances are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Behavioral Health Center
    • Monday - Saturday: 6 to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday and holidays: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Pediatrics: Parents may be with their child anytime and may stay overnight.

St. Joseph's Hospital Campus Visiting Hours & Guidelines

General visitation is between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

  • Visitors coming to the hospital outside of visiting hours will need to use the Emergency Care Center entrance and check in with the ECC greeter’s desk for visitor identification.
  • Visitor Restrictions: Visitor restrictions may be necessary in certain instances such as by the patient’s request, a legal reason, or patient health and safety.
  • When Not to Visit: For the safety of our patients, visitors should not visit if they have symptoms of flu or upper respiratory disease. All visitors are asked to wash or sanitize their hands before and after visiting a patient.
  • ECC: The emergency department is a secured area. Visitors must check in with the greeter before entering the ECC.
  • ICU: In order to provide excellent care for our ICU patients, all visitors are required to check with ICU staff prior to each visit. Courtesy phones are located in the admissions area and ECC lobby. Visitors should generally be limited to the immediate family. Friends may also visit if the patient wants them to.
  • Special Precautions: While visiting, you may be asked to follow some precautions prior to entering a patient’s room. 
    • To prevent the spread of germs, you may be asked to wear a mask and keep it in place anytime you are within three feet of the patient (Droplet Precautions). 
    • Or you may be asked to wear a gown and gloves and to not handle items such as purses, cell phones, food or drink (Contact Precautions). 
    • Before leaving the patient’s room, you will need to remove the protective items and wash or sanitize your hands.

No Weapons Policy

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Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin does not allow weapons or firearms on its premises, unless in the possession of an authorized security or law enforcement officer. As of the November 1, 2011, effective date of the Wisconsin Concealed Carry Law, properly licensed individuals may keep a registered weapon in their locked, personal motor vehicle.