Visiting Hours

It's important for our patients to be able to visit with loved ones while they are healing. However, guests are encouraged to limit their length of visitation time and the number of people visiting a patient to ensure adequate time for rest and recovery.

Mission Hospital general visiting hours:

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., seven days per week 

After hours visitors


Visitation after 9:00 p.m. may be arranged with approval from the nursing unit supervisor.  All visitors to the Memorial and St. Joseph's campuses of Mission Hospital must enter through the front lobby and check in with the security officer stationed there. A photo ID is required in order to be assigned a visitor's badge.  If no photo ID is available a picture will need to be taken. The process should take less than 5 minutes. Your visitor's badge will be active for that evening only. If you visit the following evening you will need to go through the check-in procedure again. 

People in the emergency department waiting area do not need a badge unless they leave that area to go to other parts of the hospital.  Those who are already in the hospital at 9:00 p.m. are asked to go to the front lobby for their badge. Mission staff members will ask anybody they see between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. who is not wearing a badge to go to the lobby to obtain one.

Please check to see if there are any current visitor restrictions for the hospital before your arrival.  Any person with a fever, upper respiratory infection, sore throat, cold or any other infectious condition, or those who have been exposed to chicken pox, measles or mumps within the last three weeks should NOT visit Mission Hospital.  This will prevent the spread of illnesses that can seriously compromise the health of our patients.

The following specialized units operate with restricted visiting hours or special guidelines.

  • Intensive Care Units (ICUs)
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiovascular Progressive Care
  • Medical Cardiology Step-Down

Talk with your nurse about the visiting hours specific to your unit and communicate any special needs or concerns you may have. Guests visiting a patient receiving care in a specialized area should contact the information desk at 828-213-1001 for visitation guidelines. You may also directly contact the nursing unit where the patient is staying for more detailed information.