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Visitor Information for Missouri Psychiatric Center


Visiting hours for adult patients

  • 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Visitors will be escorted by staff to visit patients at the beginning of every half hour: at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Last visitors will be escorted from the visiting room at 8 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekends and holidays
  • Visitors will be escorted by staff to visit patients at the beginning of every half hour, such as 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., etc., until 7:30 p.m.
  • Last visitors will be escorted from the visiting room at 8 p.m.

Visiting hours for child and adolescent patients

  • 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • Visitors will be escorted by staff to visit patients at the beginning of every half hour: at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Last visitors will be escorted from the visiting room at 8 p.m.
  • 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays
  • Visitors will be escorted by staff to visit patients at the beginning of every half hour, such as 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., etc., until 5:30 p.m.
  • Last visitors will be escorted from the visiting room at 6 p.m.

Guidelines for visitors

  • Please be sure you have permission from the patient or the patient's guardian before contacting the patient by telephone or visit in person.
  • Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the end of the visiting hour period to allow time for security checks and occasional waits if the visiting area is full.
  • Patients may receive a maximum of two adult visitors at one time.
  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed to visit adult patients without special permission.
  • Children may not be left unattended in the visitor waiting room or other areas of the hospital.
  • Younger siblings will be allowed to accompany the visiting adult to the children's/adolescents' unit if absolutely necessary.

When you arrive

  • Please sign in at the information/reception desk at the west end of the first floor of the Missouri Psychiatric Center. You will be asked to give the receptionist the nursing unit number and the patient's name.
  • Each visitor will be given a nametag; be sure to wear the nametag and keep it visible during your visit.
  • If you are visiting an adult patient, you will be escorted to the visiting room.
  • Visits to adult patients will be limited to 20 minutes. Additional 20-minute visits can be arranged after all patients with visitors have had visits.
  • Visits to children are left to the determination of staff and may extend to a maximum of one hour. Children visiting on the children's unit must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Vending machines are located outside the adult visiting room. The Grille Downstairs, a cafeteria, is located on the ground floor of University Hospital. Essentials, The Fusion of Flavor and Health, is located on the first floor of University Hospital.

 

Safety
Safety measures are taken to promote the safety and security of all patients, visitors and staff.

Visitors will not be allowed to bring handbags, coats, packages or other items with them during patient visits. A locker will be provided for storage.

All personal items brought to the facility will be examined by nursing staff before delivery to patients. Personal cell phones and computers are not allowed on the units. No sharp or glass objects, tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars or smokeless tobacco), drugs, weapons, lighters or matches are allowed. Beverages must be in plastic bottles only. Food must be able to be consumed during the visit and will not be allowed in the unit.

There are restrictions on personal belongings patients may keep in their possession. Unless the treatment team requests additional items, only money and snacks will be allowed for admitted patients.

 

Treatment team
The treatment team (psychiatrist, primary therapist/social worker and nurses) is available to meet with you by appointment from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other arrangements can be made for families with special circumstances. To speak with a member of your family's treatment team, please contact us at (573) 884-1300.

 

Tobacco-free policy 
The Missouri Psychiatric Center is tobacco-free inside and out to promote a healthy, healing environment for our patients, visitors and staff. For more information about ways to stop smoking, please contact Healthy for Life, the T.E. Atkins University of Missouri Wellness Program, at (573) 884-1439.




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