Visiting Patients

Mission Health provides open visitation and safe access in order to meet the psychological and emotional needs of each patient.

Who May Visit

At our hospitals, families and other “partners in care” are welcome 24 hours a day according to patient preference. The number of people welcomed at the bedside at any one time will be determined in collaboration with caregivers, patient and family without compromising safe delivery of care. All partners in care and any guest of the patient must adhere to the hospital’s infection control policies, which include absence of any communicable disease, avoiding food storage in patient rooms or waiting rooms and adherence to isolation policies.

After-Hours Presence

  • Angel Medical Center:  After 9 p.m., please enter through the Emergency Department
  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital: Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m., please enter through Emergency Department and check in at the Registration Desk.
  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital: Coming soon
  • McDowell Hospital: Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., please enter through the Emergency Department and check in at the Registration Desk. 
  • Transylvania Regional Hospital: Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., please enter through the Emergency Department and check in at the Registration Desk.  
  • Mission Hospital – Memorial and St. Joseph Campuses:  Between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., please enter through the main entrance of each campus.  A security guard will greet you and provide directions to your destination. Family and identified partners who are current guests after 9 p.m. are asked to obtain a guest pass from the Health Unit Coordinator or nursing staff located on the nursing units.