Visiting Hours and Policies

At Lakeland Regional Health, we know that part of helping our patients heal during their stay is having family and care partners close by. To encourage the reassuring and comforting presence that family and care partners provide, we offer Open Visitation.

What Is Open Visitation?

  • Open visitation means that patients may have visitors throughout the day and even into the overnight hours if needed. For those visiting after 8 p.m. we provide a Visitor Check-In that allows us to welcome and guide our guests during those evening hours.

Evening Visitor Check-In

  • To create a healing and safe environment for our patients and families, guests and team members, we require those visiting the hospital during the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. to check in at our B Lobby Welcome Desk so that our team can provide visitor badges and offer any needed assistance. Please note that identification must be presented to complete this process.

Visitor Policies

  • Children, under the age of 18, are welcome with adult supervision.
  • We recommend 2 visitors at a time per patient whenever possible, but we will work with families with special visitation needs.
  • Tobacco-Free Campus – All Lakeland Regional Health facilities are tobacco-free. The use of tobacco products of any kind, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, etc., is not allowed on any LRH property, including parking lots and parking garages.
  • Balloons for patients are welcome. However, for health reasons, latex balloons are not allowed in any Lakeland Regional Health facility. Please choose Mylar balloons instead.
  • Quiet Hours – To support the health and healing of our patients, Lakeland Regional Health has established quiet hours in all of our inpatient areas from 1 pm – 3 pm During this time, our team members focus on minimizing noise and activity to ensure patient rest.
  • Health is our primary concern – All visitors are asked to practice proper hand hygiene by washing hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving patient rooms. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the hospital.