Charlevoix Hospital Visitor Information


Charlevoix Hospital Visitor Information

As anyone who has been a hospital patient knows, visitors can be the best medicine. You are an important part of your loved one’s recovery and we want you to feel welcome at Charlevoix Hospital. However, our first priority is our patients’ well-being. Patients need proper rest to heal, so we ask that you only visit during designated visiting hours. You may also visit our cafeteria and Reflection Room to make your visit more enjoyable and convenient. 

When to Visit

Some patients benefit from quiet time alone to rest and heal. Others are helped by the reassuring presence of a friend or loved one. The nurse in charge of your loved one’s care can be an excellent judge of when and how often to visit.

Visiting Hours

  • Medical/Surgical Patients - Visit any time until 8 pm.

  • Maternity Patients - Dads, siblings, and grandparents may visit new moms and babies any time. Other visitors are welcome between 4 - 8 pm. Please be sure you are free of any symptoms of illness. Always wash your hands before holding a new baby.

  • Surgical & Seriously Ill Patients - Families may visit at any time with permission from the nursing supervisor. If you would like to spend the night, please speak to the nurse in charge. We'll do our best to make you comfortable near your loved one’s bedside.

How to be a Good Visitor

Thank you for supporting your loved one during their hospital stay. Here are seven simple rules to follow:

  1. Please be considerate of all our patients by keeping your visit short – 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Limit the number of visitors in the room to two at a time.
  3. Keep the volume on radios, TVs, and voices low.
  4. Do not sit or place coats, purses, or other articles on the patient's bed.
  5. To avoid spreading germs, do not use the patient's toilet facilities, or eat and drink from the patient's tray.
  6. If you are sick or know you've been exposed to a communicable disease, do not visit until you're well again.
  7. Some patients are on restricted diets, so be sure to check with the nurse or physician before bringing any food or treats when you visit.