Chilton Medical Center is among a handful of hospitals in the state to offer 24/7 visitation, which allows patients to see their families and loved ones at a time that works best for them. However, in the interest of maintaining a healing environment, there are some general guidelines that we ask visitors follow. Please check with the nursing staff of the unit you plan to visit for the most up-to-date information before arriving.
- Visitors are asked to wash their hands prior to visiting the patient and after they leave the hospital. Hand washing is the most important means of preventing the spread of infection.
- If the patient’s door is closed, knock before opening it.
- We are a smoke-free hospital and campus. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hospital or on any hospital grounds/property.
- Speak softly. Be considerate of other patients.
- The bathrooms in the patient rooms are intended for patient use only. Please ask a staff member to direct you to the nearest visitor bathroom if needed.
- Please refrain from sitting on any empty beds in the patient’s room.
- Children visiting patients must remain with an adult.
Please consult with nursing staff before:
- Changing a patient’s position.
- Offering help with medications.
- Bringing food or beverages to patients.
Note: For the protection of all concerned, when sick, family and friends should refrain from visiting. Due to external factors, visiting hours may be modified in order to protect our patients, visitors and staff. Any changes in visiting hours will be clearly posted in the main lobby.