Visitor Guidelines (Effective October 20)
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital recognizes the importance of patients feeling supported while in the hospital. We understand the need of our patients to have visitors and need of family and friends to provide support to their loved one while in the hospital. The health and safety of our patients, visitors, and staff remains our top priority. Knowing COVID-19 is with us for the foreseeable future, we remain deeply committed to providing the safest possible environment for health care.
A patient may have a total of two visitors at a time; support persons* are considered in addition to visitors. Visiting hours are from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
These visiting hours do not apply to support persons*
Labor & Delivery
Patients may be accompanied by two support persons*. In the case of a cesarean section (C-Section) only one support person will be allowed in the operating room and the support person will be asked to stay in the patient's room during the C-Section birth.
Patients may have two visitors at a time during their postpartum stay between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Siblings may visit between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. during the postpartum period.
Ambulatory Office Visits
One visitor or support person is preferred, however up to two may be permitted.
Ancillary Services, Surgical and Procedural Areas, Urgent Care and Emergency Department
One visitor or support person is permitted.
When you arrive at our facilities, you will be given a procedural or surgical facemask to wear. Patients and visitors who choose to wear their own face covering must wear the facility-issued facemask on top.
Inpatients must wear the facility-issued facemask while outside of their room and when staff or visitors enter the room.
Visitors will be excluded from visiting if they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, have active COVID-19 infection, or have confirmed COVID-19 exposure and are in the quarantine period.
To support these new guidelines, the Garrison Wing entrance is closed. Please use the Main, Emergency Department, or South entrances.
We recognize this is a difficult time for you and your family and we appreciate your help and understanding.
*Support Persons are birth partners, parents/caregivers of pediatric patients, attorneys of patients, and designated support persons for patients with disabilities.