Temporary Visitor Restrictions

As of Dec. 18, 2019, children under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit patients in any of our Birth Centers. Additionally, you should avoid visiting any patient if you have flu symptoms. The restriction is temporary and aimed to limit the spread of the flu while specifically protecting vulnerable newborns.

We recognize 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.

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

  • Visitors arriving after 8 p.m. and before 4 a.m. to visit patients in our inpatient units or intensive care units must enter through the 92nd Street entrance. Parking is available in Parking Area 1. All visitors must stop at the 92nd Street Information Desk.
  • Visitors arriving after 8 p.m. and before 4 a.m. to visit patients in the Emergency Department, 4PV and Extended Recovery Unit must enter through the Emergency Department entrance. Parking is available in Parking 3. All visitors must stop at the Emergency Department desk to check in.
  • If the patient is permitted to have visitors and has not indicated any visitor restrictions, a visitor pass will be issued.
  • After hours visitors to the intensive care units and 2NT should follow the visitor check-in process noted below, then proceed to the Family Center. The Family Center staff will contact these units to determine if the patient may have a visitor.
  • Because patients need adequate rest, visits may be restricted at the discretion of team members providing patient care.
  • Children and dependent adults who visit patients must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times. Children under the age of 18 will not be allowed into patient rooms after 8 p.m. unless there are extenuating circumstances.
  • 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.

New After-Hours Visitor Check-In Process

As part of our efforts to take the best care of our patients, guests and staff, Froedtert Hospital will phase in a new visitor badge process starting Jan. 16, 2020.

Anyone visiting 8 p.m. - 4 a.m. will be asked to:

  • Stop at the check-in desk.
  • Provide a photo ID (applies to those age 18 and older).
  • Have their picture taken for a temporary ID badge.
  • Wear the badge while in the hospital (please wear badge visibly above the waist).
  • Return the badge at the check-in desk when you are ready to leave the hospital.
  • Get a new badge if you return.

Please allow a few extra minutes for this check-in process to make the most of your visiting time.

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.

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.
  • Birth Center: The baby’s father, grandparents and siblings are welcome anytime. Other visitors are encouraged to visit between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Other than siblings, children under the age of 12 may visit with the patient’s permission but should remain in your suite while visiting.
  • 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 imageNo Weapons Policy

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

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