Visiting Hours & Policies

Learn our rules for escorting and visiting patients

Our Visitor Guidelines

General visiting hours at Beverly Hospital begin at 11:00 am and end at 8:00 pm daily. We strongly encourage visitors to arrive well in advance as visitation closes promptly at 8:00 pm.

Certain Beverly Hospital care centers, hospice and outpatient centers may have different hours and visitor policies. Use our Find a Location feature to get more details.

Inpatient Visitors

All patients may have visitors. Personal protective equipment (i.e. surgical mask, etc.) may be required. Other restrictions may apply.

Emergency Department

If you come to our Emergency Department for care, one escort, family member or support person can stay with you. Your visitor can remain with you throughout your visit.

Patients under age 18 are allowed two parents or guardians with them.

Behavioral health patients may have one visitor.

Please note: If the Emergency Department reaches high patient volumes, your escorts or visitors may be asked to wait in designated areas or in their cars.

Behavioral Health Visitation in Emergency Department

Visiting hours for Behavioral Health patients in the Emergency Department begin at 11:00 am and end at 8:00 pm daily.

Note: Visitation for Pediatric Behavioral Health patients is currently limited to parents/guardians only.

Labor and Delivery

Labor & Delivery Units may have up to two (2) continuous support persons during labor and childbirth. Labor/pregnancy support persons should be 12 years of age or older. If a labor/pregnancy support person is younger than 18 years of age, there must be a second support person present who is over 18 years of age.

Labor support persons may remain with the patient as the patient transitions to the postpartum unit. One (1) labor support person may remain with the patient until discharge home.


Visiting hours are from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Maternal rest and infant bonding time is from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; visits during this period is discouraged.

Visiting children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult other than the patient.

Special Care Nursery

Mother of newborn and one (1) support person who have infant identification wristbands (banded caregivers) may visit at any time. These two people may welcome visitors to the newborn’s bedside while they are present during hospital visiting hours (11:00 am – 8:00 pm). Siblings of the newborn may visit with supervision from an adult. No other visitors under the age of 18 may visit.

Four dedicated visitors (over the age of 18) identified by the banded caregivers may visit the newborn without the banded caregivers if permission is granted.

These visitation guidelines can and will be altered as needed based on influenza and RSV viral rates. Please see your newborn’s nurse or SCN management for further information.

Outpatient Surgery & Procedural Areas

If you’re coming to Beverly Hospital for an outpatient appointment or procedure, you are allowed two escorts.

  • An essential escort must remain with the patient.
  • Children younger than 12 are not allowed in the surgical facility.
  • Escorts should leave the facility during your surgery or procedure.

Behavioral Health Areas

At Beverly Hospital’s behavioral health centers, our social workers and nurses schedule visits. We offer 30-minute visits in designated areas.

At BayRidge Hospital

  • One scheduled visitor is allowed on each unit at a time.
  • Visits take place in a common area.

At Leland Unit

  • One scheduled visitor at a time is allowed in the unit’s common area.

Help Us Prevent the Spread of Infections

Please do not visit someone in the hospital if you are sick.

When you come to Beverly Hospital as a visitor, please:

  • Avoid close contact with people who have flu-like symptoms, including a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, cough, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, fatigue, body aches and chills.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to prevent germs from spreading.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
  • Get a flu shot before your visit.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer when entering and when leaving the patient’s room.