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 the best care possible to our patients, certain units have different visiting hours. Please check with a nurse for your unit’s visiting hours.

Visitors to Women’s and Children’s Hospital who are age 16 or older must check in at a security desk and receive a visitor badge. Please bring your photo identification.

Visitors to the Missouri Psychiatric Center must follow additional guidelines.

Overnight visitors

Some units require visitors to leave the hospital by 9 p.m. for security reasons, but overnight visitors are allowed on certain units. If you would like your loved one to spend the night with you, please speak with a nurse to make arrangements. Please be aware that we lock all doors after regular visiting hours to ensure the safety of our patients and visitors.

Visitor limit

Please limit visits to two people at a time. Family and friends who are waiting to see you may make themselves comfortable in the visitor lounges.


An adult other than the person who is admitted to the hospital must accompany children younger than 13 at all times.

Security and health considerations

For security and health reasons, visitors’ personal belongings and food may not be stored in patient rooms or visitor lounges. A visitor should not enter patient care units if he or she has cold or flu symptoms or he or she (or a member of his or her family) has recently been exposed to an infectious disease.

Updates on your loved one's status

To receive updates on your loved one's status, please provide your telephone number to the nursing unit. A staff member from the unit will contact you, if necessary. You're also welcome to call during the night to get an update on your relative’s condition.