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Visiting Guidelines

Our visiting hours at University Hospital, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and Women's and Children's Hospital are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. To provide our patients with the best care, certain units have different visiting hours. Please check with a nurse for your unit’s visiting hours. Overnight visitors are allowed on certain units. If you would like to spend the night with your loved one, please speak with a  nurse to make arrangements.

For security reasons, some units have a policy that visitors must leave the hospital by 9 p.m. unless they have made special arrangements. To ensure the safety of our patients and visitors, we lock all doors after regular visiting hours. 

Please limit visits to two people at a time. Those waiting to see patients may make themselves comfortable in the visitor lounges. Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult other than the one they are visiting at all times.

For security and health reasons, visitors’ personal belongings and food may not be stored in patient rooms or visitor lounges. If you have cold or flu symptoms, or if you or a member of your family recently has been exposed to a communicable disease, please do not enter our patient-care units.

If you provide the nursing unit with the telephone number where you may be reached, a staff member from the unit will contact you if necessary. You are welcome to call during the night and speak with a nurse to get an update on your relative’s condition.

Visitors to the University of Missouri Psychiatric Center must adhere to additional guidelines. 

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  • Aug
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    This all day (Saturday) class is designed for couples experiencing childbirth for the first time.
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    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    This class is designed for couples that are planning to breast feed or are undecided about how they will feed their baby.


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