Emergency Department: 

  • Adult patient: Two visitors who must stay in the patient’s room for duration of visit.
  • Pediatric patient: Two parents and/or guardians who must stay in the patient’s room for duration of visit.


Inpatient units:

  • Adult inpatients: Two visitors per patient per day during the hours of 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Pediatric inpatients: Two parents or guardians allowed.
  • Women and infants center: Two support persons who must stay the same for the duration of the hospital stay.
  • End-of-life patients: Two visitors at a time.


Surgery (inpatient and outpatient): 

  • Two visitors in the patient room for the duration of the surgical procedure.

Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: 

  • Two visitors may accompany the patient or wait in designated waiting areas.


Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments: Two support persons.


COVID positive patients
Two visitors per patient per day will be allowed for COVID positive patients. As the pandemic has improved, the adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has allowed HSHS St. Anthony's to provide this protection to families and visitors. 

Visitors of COVID positive patients must check in with nursing staff before entering a room to be provided with the mandatory PPE for their safety. It is also recommended that visitors of COVID positive patients leave personal belongings at home, as purses and bags will not be allowed in the patient’s room.


Updated April 6, 2022

We ask that you follow these simple courtesies at any visit:

  • Children who are visiting should be accompanied by an adult.

  • Practice hand hygiene by using hand sanitizers or washing hands with soap and water as you enter and leave the patient’s room. Please follow any isolation precautions.

  • Family members or friends who have a cold, cough, fever, or rash should not visit until they feel better.

  • Check with the nurse before bringing food and beverages to a patient in case he/she is on a special diet.

Waiting Areas


Waiting areas may be limited or closed and are subject to change to address the health needs of our communities during this time of COVID.

Visitors are welcome to wait in the Maple Street Lobby or the Healing Garden .

A waiting room for Intensive Care families is located on the second floor between the Intensive Care Unit and the elevators.

Individuals accompanying patients who are having surgery are asked to wait in the Surgery Waiting Room on the second floor. The Surgery Waiting Room is accessed by taking the surgery elevator past Patient Registration off of Mulberry Street. Visitors should register with the waiting room attendant to make sure the physician is able to keep them informed.

Many of our waiting rooms are equipped with personal computers for access to the internet.

Considering Patient Privacy


St. Anthony’s appreciates visitors considerations of our patients’ right to privacy. At any time while visiting friends or loved ones, visitors may be asked to leave the patient room in order for the physician or nursing staff to privately discuss the patient’s care.
We also ask that visitors recognize the importance of rest in a patients’ recovery. Nursing staff may ask visitor’s to leave the room if they feel the patient needs additional rest.

Wireless Internet


St. Anthony’s is proud to offer free wireless internet access to our patients and their visitors.

Once your laptop or other device has detected the wireless connection, select your internet browser. You will be automatically logged into our wireless web site.