General visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at all GHS hospital locations. Some units and facilities have visiting hours and policies that differ from our standard hospital visiting practices.
However, a patient’s Care Partner may visit any time at the patient’s request. A Care Partner is a spouse, partner, family member or close friend who is at least 18 years old. He or she is chosen by the patient to provide emotional, physical, educational, social and spiritual support. Care Partners are given an identification badge and a packet of information when the patient is admitted. Meals for Care Partners are discounted and may be ordered with the patient’s meal. Care Partners can find more detailed information in their packets.
For visitor questions and assistance, call Guest Services at (864) 455-5555.
If a patient indicates that he or she is not receiving visitors, please respect the patient’s wishes. To be sure your visit will be a welcome and healing one, we encourage you to call the patient ahead of time at (864) 455-7000.
To remind the patient you’re thinking of them, you may send greetings with one of our patient E-cards. You may also visit CarePages ™. If the patient has established a site, you can leave messages or get updates on his or her condition.
Special hours for special units and facilities
Greenville Memorial Labor and Delivery Areas
- OB Admissions Unit: One person at a time
- Labor Rooms: Four people at a time. Only two adult visitors in addition to the Care Partner may visit at one time.
- Delivery: For a routine vaginal delivery, the patient may have up to three adults present with the physician’s permission. Check with the physician or nurse regarding the presence of children during delivery.
- OB Operating and Recovery Rooms: One adult may be present for uncomplicated cesarean deliveries. This person may visit in the recovery room after the patient is stable.
- Mother-Baby Unit: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. for immediate family, 6-9 p.m. for extended family and friends.
- We encourage grandparents and healthy siblings to visit. Because of the risk of infection to the new baby, only brothers and sisters of the new baby may visit on the Mother-Baby Unit. We recommend a brief visit after lunch so that moms and babies may rest.
- Newborn Nursery: Two adults may visit in the nursery. Siblings younger than 14 may not visit in the nursery.
Critical Care Areas
Visiting hours for Intensive Care Units are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, based upon the needs of our patients. Two Care Partner badges will be given to the family upon admission and the badges will allow the Care Partners to be in the hospital after 9 p.m. Visitors should be aware that visiting may be delayed for bedside medical procedures and hand-off communication among caregivers at shift change.
Please check with the receptionist and obtain additional information before you visit. New visitor entrance after 9 p.m.
9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Two visitor badges are available for each patient. These badges may be shared, but no more than two people may visit with the patient at one time. Visitors are asked to remain with the patient when visiting in the treatment area. Badges must be worn and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Greenville Hospital System Marshall I. Pickens Hospital-Behavioral Health
Geriatric Unit: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Adult Inpatient Unit: 7-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Child/Adolescent Unit: 6-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Greenville Health System Roger C. Peace Hospital-Rehabilitation
4:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
1:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Greenville Memorial Hospital Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
Coronary Care Unit
Neonatal ICU-Greenville Memorial
- Parents may visit at any time except during shift change and patient rounds.
- Family and special friends may visit with a parent only. Only parents may visit after 9 p.m.
Patewood Memorial Hospital Surgery Waiting Area
- The surgery waiting area at Patewood Memorial Hospital is a quiet area where family members and friends of patients having surgery can wait while their loved one is in the Operating Room.
- An adult should always accompany children age 14 and younger at all times in the waiting area. They should never be left unattended.
- Patients are typically in the recovery area for two hours. When your family member is transferred to a patient room, the guest services representative will be notified and will give you the patient’s room number.
- As a family member, you will be notified via hospital pager or your personal cell phone when vital information such as patient status, recovery update or room number is available, giving you the freedom to leave the surgery area to have a meal or snack or simply enjoy the grounds.
- Please keep your cell phone or hospital pager with you at all times so that you can be reached. If you leave the surgery waiting area, we ask that you please notify the guest services representative.
- The surgery waiting area can be reached at (864) 797-1139, but please limit calls on hospital phones so that others may receive important calls.
- Visiting hours are from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., but a Care Partner may enter the hospital after 9 p.m. by calling a hospital representative at (864) 797-2100 to escort the Care Partner to the patient’s room.
Laurens County Memorial Hospital
Critical Care Unit
Only two visitors at a time.
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Mother-Baby Unit: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Labor Rooms: We are a family centered birthing unit and make every attempt to accommodate the number of visitors that the patient request. However, if at any time the patients conditions changes or becomes unstable, it is at the nurses discretion to limit the visitors.
Delivery: For a routine vaginal delivery, the patient may have visitors as requested, as long as the patient is stable and have the physician’s permission. Check with the physician or nurse regarding the presence of children during delivery.
OB Operating and Recovery Rooms: One adult may be present for uncomplicated cesarean deliveries.
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Two visitors may stay with patient in the pre-operative room.
The support of your clergyperson may be important to you and your recovery. Clergy may visit at any time at the discretion of the responsible RN. If you would like your minister to visit, please contact (or have a family member contact) him/her.
A chaplain is on call to assist those who may not have a regular minister. Please tell your nurse if you would like the chaplain to visit you or your family.
Oconee Memorial Hospital
We understand that having friends and loved ones visit patients in the hospital can be beneficial to their emotional well being and can enhance their healing. We welcome visitors through the front doors of the inpatient and outpatient buildings from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Visitors arriving outside of these hours should enter through the Emergency Department. Then, upon permission of the patient, the visitor will be escorted to the patient’s room.
Critical Care Unit Visiting Hours
Critical Care Unit (CCU) patients require extra privacy and rest.. Please try to visit CCU patients during these hours:
- 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Our patients have the right to deny consent for visitation at any time and we reserve the right to limit visitation where it is clinically necessary and reasonable for the patient’s healing or to protect his or her health or safety. Please refer to our Patient Handbook for more information on visitation.
Calling a patient
To reach a patient by phone, call (864) 482-3, then the patient’s room number.