Visiting Hours

Generally, hospital visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily, but fluctuate based on the patient's condition and location.

Surgery

Visits are allowed outside regular visiting hours on the day of surgery. A special surgery waiting room is available on level two in Clarkson Tower at the Nebraska Medical Center and on level two of Nebraska Medicine - Bellevue.

Nebraska Medicine - Bellevue

Guests are asked to use common courtesy and observe the posted quiet hours of 1-3 p.m. on all units.

Pediatrics

  • Parents may visit any time, including overnight stays.
  • Grandparents, siblings and others may visit during regular visiting hours.
  • Younger siblings may visit by special arrangement.
  • Visitors under age 14 will be screened for illness.

Maternity

  • Spouses may visit at any time.
  • Siblings may visit by special arrangement with the nurse.
  • Others may visit from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.
  • Visitors may be limited during the patient’s hospital stay and will be required to sign in upon entrance to the units.

Please note: access to the following areas are restricted as part of Nebraska Medicine's newborn Infant Security System:

  • The Baby Place, 4 West (level four, University Tower)
  • Newborn Intensive Care Unit (level four, Hixson-Lied Center)
  • Maternity Services (level two, Nebraska Medicine - Bellevue)

Intensive Care and Special Care Units

  • Critical Care waiting areas are provided outside each intensive care unit.
  • Clergy may visit any time at the discretion of the patient’s nurse.
  • Visiting hours are unit specific. Visitors should discuss visiting guidelines and appropriate visiting hours with the nursing staff.
  • After 8:30 p.m., visitors at the Nebraska Medical Center may enter through the main entrances of Clarkson Tower or the Durham Outpatient Center.
  • Upon security clearance, visitors will be issued a name tag at the security checkpoint.

Families are asked to designate one family member to communicate with the nurse by phone to allow the nurse more time with the patient.