Visitor policy

Updated August 23, 2021

To protect our patients, staff and community from the risks associated with COVID-19, we have visitor restrictions in place at all our locations.

Outpatient visitors

One or two visitors may accompany each patient for clinical or procedural appointments. Children who are capable of keeping a mask on may also accompany a patient who has an appointment. 

All outpatient visitors must: 

  • Be screened for symptoms at entry points and provided a blue sticker
  • Follow social distancing, masking and hand hygiene guidelines

Learn more about what to expect when you arrive for your next visit

Emergency Department visitors

Nebraska Medical Center

For the safety of our patients and staff, we are no longer allowing visitors accompanying adult patients to wait in the waiting room.  

One adult visitor may accompany each minor patient at all times; two may be considered based on the severity of illness.  

All visitors must be screened for symptoms at entry points and follow social distancing, masking and hand hygiene guidelines.  

Bellevue Medical Center

Two adult visitors may accompany each minor patient. One adult visitor may accompany each adult patient.

All visitors must be screened for symptoms at entry points and follow social distancing, masking and hand hygiene guidelines. 

Inpatient visitors

Inpatients can have one or two visitors at a time. Inpatients no longer need to have visitors documented in their electronic health record. Children who are capable of keeping a mask on can visit. 

Patients with COVID-19, or those suspected of having COVID-19, can have one or two fully vaccinated visitors each day for up to two hours. 

Those visiting COVID-19 patients must:

  • Provide proof of vaccination
  • Wear the personal protective equipment required in our COVID-19 units

Visitor hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Visitors and escorts will be asked to leave if our guidelines aren't followed. 

Our visitor guidelines:

  • Answer screening questions when entering our buildings
  • Wear a mask at all times, including in patient rooms
  • Do not eat or drink in patient rooms or waiting areas
  • Wash your hands before entering and upon leaving patient rooms
  • Stay in the patient's room during the entire visit
  • Respect the two visitor rule. Two visitors are allowed at one time. Additional visitors can enter the building only after current visitors exit the building
  • Leave the building after your visit. Do not walk the hallways or stay in waiting areas

Visitor hour exceptions

  • Pediatric patients may have two healthy visitors at all times
  • Labor and delivery patients may have two healthy visitors at all times