Visiting Hours & Information

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The hospital's general visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Some units have additional hours or restrictions as follows:

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

  • Morning: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 
  • Mid-Day: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Late Afternoon: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Evening: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Behavioral and Mental Health

  • Monday - Friday: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Women and Newborns Center

  • Significant other: 24-hour access
  • Other visitors: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visitor Information

When you arrive at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, please check in at the front desk to receive a visitor's pass. Please wear your pass throughout your visit. You will be given a new visitor's pass each day. Each patient may have up to two visitors at a time. Children under the age of 12 may not visit without pre-approval from the unit's nurse manager. For the safety of our patients, their families, and other visitors, please do not visit if you have a cough, cold, or another communicable disease. The hospital asks all visitors to help maintain a quiet environment for the welfare of our patients. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center reserves the right to limit visitors or visiting hours in the best interests of our patients, visitors, and staff.

NOTE: MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is a smoke-free institution. Smoking is prohibited inside hospital buildings and on hospital grounds.