Visiting Hours

At Hartford Hospital we recognize the importance of support from family, loved ones and friends in a patient’s recovery process.

However, patient care is our primary concern at Hartford Hospital, and, in order to enhance the quality of care, specific visiting hours have been established for each area. While we have routine visiting hours, our staff will work with you to accommodate your visitors.

Hartford HealthCare does not deny, restrict, or otherwise limit visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Visiting by Department:

General & Continuing Care

Time: Generally, visiting hours are Noon to 8 p.m. Please check with the patient's unit to verify these hours.

An adult, other than the patient, is responsible for supervising and being with a visitor under the age of 16 at all times. Please check with the patient's unit to understand if there are any restrictions on children visiting.

Visitor passes are required for all guests/visitors who do not display an employee badge. Passes are provided at each main entrance of the hospital - please be ready to provide a valid form of identification.

Individuals with respiratory infections or any other contagious condition are asked not to visit patients in the hospital.

Psychiatry (The Institute of Living)

Weekdays: 6 to 8 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays: 1 to 4 p.m. & 6 to 8 p.m. *

Individual units have different hours. Please view the Institute of Living Patient Health Care Guide & Journal for a complete list of visiting hours at each unit.


Labor & Delivery:

Two support people are allowed. No one under the age of 16 is allowed on L&D.


One designated support person is allowed 24/7. One additional visitor and siblings are allowed for a brief visit during normal visiting hours of 10am-8pm. Children should be able to keep a mask on and have an adult supervise them at all times.  

Covid+/Flu+/RSV patients:

One designated asymptomatic support person is allowed. If patient requires a c-section, one support person will be allowed in the OR. Support persons are encouraged to stay in the room and wear hospital-issued personal protective equipment. If support person becomes symptomatic, they will be asked to leave.

The visitation for Maternity and North 8 for ages 16 and up can be found here:

Learn more about Maternity Services.

Critical Care Units (ICUs)

  • By direction of the charge nurse.
  • Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Each patient’s family collaborates with the nursing team to develop an appropriate visitation plan, according to the individual needs of the patient and their family.
  • Each visitation plan may vary from patient to patient and from day to day based on the changing needs of the patient.
  • Please note that the nurse will notify you of times that you may need to leave the bedside to allow for procedures to be carried out.
  • Children 16 and older may visit.
  • Two visitors at a time are allowed at the bedside.

If you have questions about visiting hours, please inquire at the nurse’s station.

Learn more about the Critical Care Units.

* Observed holidays are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas.

** Individuals with respiratory infections or a contagious condition should not visit patients in the hospital.