Updated COVID-19 Restricted Visitor Policy

Effective May 22, 2020, visitor policies for Vanderbilt's hospitals and clinics have been updated.

The safety of our patients, visitors, doctors, nurses and other staff remain our highest priority. We continue to have restrictions on the number of visitors who may accompany patients in our hospitals and clinics. It is important that we all remain focused on safety measures.

Before entering the building, all visitors must:

  • Bring their own mask and it must be worn at all times.
  • Not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Have a temperature less than 100 degrees F.

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, and Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

  • Patients with COVID-19 may not have any visitors.

  • Patients in the Adult Emergency Department may not have any visitors.

  • Other patients may have 1 visitor in the facility at a time. (Birthing mothers may also have a certified doula with them for labor and delivery).

  • On a case by case basis, patients at the end of life may have up to 3 visitors.

  • Visiting hours differ at each location. Discuss visiting hours with staff at the hospital.

  • A visitor who stays overnight will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms each day.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

  • 1 parent/guardian allowed in the facility at a time. Parents/guardians can designate two approved visitors, who can swap out every 24 hours.

  • Exception requests will be reviewed by hospital leadership on a case by case basis.  

Outpatient Facilities (Clinics), Surgery, Radiology and Doctor’s Office Visits

  • Patients may have 1 visitor.

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. Our patients are getting exceptional care from our outstanding physicians, nurses, and staff in a way that protects their safety and that of others.