At Bassett Medical Center (BMC), we understand being in the hospital is an anxious time for patients, their families, and their friends. Visitation and the support of loved ones, as well as active involvement in the patient’s care, can promote wellness.
Please note that the below visiting hours may have updated COVID-19 safety protocols and regulations. Please call 1-800-BASSETT to confirm current visitation hours.
General Visiting Hours
Visiting hours are 9:00am – 9:00pm daily for all services except psychiatry. If there are special circumstances that warrant earlier or later visitation, please speak to the patient’s nurse.
Visitors are permitted to stay overnight with any patient upon obtaining permission from that inpatient unit’s management and in consultation with the patient’s physician and nurse.
For the patient’s well-being, visitation is limited to two people at any one time. For special situations, ask your patient’s nurse.
Children under the age of 12: It is preferred that children under the age of 12 do not visit the inpatient units for their own safety. For special situations, please speak with the patient’s nurse.
Palliative care/end-of-life patients: The number of visitors and hours of visitation are determined based on the patient’s needs and through the charge nurse in collaboration with the physician team and patient’s support person.
Birthing Center Hours & Policies
COVID-19 Updates & Safety Measures: Our birthing center remains open, with COVID-19 safety measures in place.
Please review the birthing center COVID-19 protocol, which details our visitation policy, testing and exposures guidelines, and newborn care regulations. If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please call us at (607) 547-3535.
For our current visitation policies in other areas, including outpatient clinics, please see the below documents:
We understand that these are challenging times, and want your birth experience and pregnancy to be special, all while maintaining the safety for your baby, your family, and our staff. Please see our tips for virtually connecting with loved ones using your personal device document for information on how to connect virtually.
There is unlimited visitation on the pediatric inpatient unit for parents and grandparents. One parent is encouraged to remain overnight with the child. Siblings who are not ill may visit for brief periods, but must be supervised by an adult. Two other visitors, in addition to parents and grandparents, are allowed during regular visiting hours.
Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
Visiting hours for the inpatient psychiatry unit are from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekends and holidays. Visiting at other than the established visiting hours can be arranged with the treatment team. There is no age limit. Healthy children are allowed to visit, but they must be accompanied by an adult.