Visiting Hours

Lake Regional’s priority is to provide a safe environment that is most conducive to the recovery and wellness of our patients.

Visiting hours take into consideration the needs of specific patient populations, areas of special risk for infection and peak work periods of the staff. Based on safety, infection prevention and confidentiality concerns, visitors generally are excluded from the newborn nursery, operating rooms, surgical recovery room and Cardiac Cath Lab. Exception for clergy is made at the patient's request. 

Visitors may choose to eat at Lake Regional's cafeteria during their stay. The cafeteria is open from 6:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Below are unit-specific visiting hours and policies.

Intensive Care Unit

The ICU observes open visiting, unless restricted by a physician. Children under the age of 14 may be allowed to visit for short periods. Only two visitors (a child counts as one person) may visit a patient at a time. Visitors may be asked to leave the patient's room during care involving personal matters, in the event of a medical emergency or when a patient is in need of rest. Unit doors also may be closed, as needed, as determined by ICU staff. 

Medical/Surgical Units

A maximum of two visitors at a time are permitted between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Children are encouraged to visit patients in the main lobby. Nursing staff can restrict visitation by children depending on the patient and/or child’s health status. If a patient is in a semi-private room, overnight visitation arrangements will be evaluated and determined by Nursing Services.

Obstetrics Unit

Visitors are welcome from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. OB patients are allowed to have their coach and other visitors with them at the discretion of the patient, physician and staff. Fathers or significant others are welcome to stay continuously with the patient.


Parents are encouraged to stay with pediatric patients whenever possible.

Skilled Nursing Facility

Residents at Lake Regional's Skilled Nursing Facility have the right to receive visitors at any time.    

Stepdown Unit

Stepdown Unit patients enjoy open visiting, except during morning and evening nursing report from 6:45-7:15 a.m. and 6:45-7:15 p.m. and each patient is limited to only two visitors at a time. After 8:30 p.m., please sign in at the nurses' station for a visitor pass.
Children younger than age 12 may visit for short periods of time and must be accompanied by an adult.
Please respect the privacy of others: remain in the patient's room or waiting area during visits. Cell phone use is not permitted within the unit.
Overnight visitation, including sleeping arrangements, must be evaluated by Nursing Services.