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Visiting Hours

Updated March 10, 2023.

Adult Visitation Policy

March 2023 UMMC Jackson Hospitals, Clinics, & Procedural Areas Visitation

Inpatients – Adult

During the visiting hours of 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, two visitors may visit at the same time. Only one visitor is allowed to stay overnight. Visitors may leave and come back during the hours the hospital entrances are open. No visitors can enter after 7 p.m. Patients may have up to a total of 4 approved visitors.

Critical Care – Adult

During the visiting hours of 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. daily, two visitors may visit at the same time. Visitors must remain in the patient's room, except for necessities, such as going to the cafeteria or gift shop. No visitors can enter after 5 p.m. Critical care patients may have up to a total of 4 approved visitors.

Patients on Palliative Service, Nearing End of Life, or on Comfort Care

Spouse/partner, children, parents, siblings, and those closest to the patient may visit as directed by the multidisciplinary clinical care team.

Emergency Department (ED) Patients – Adult

One visitor may come with the patient. In times of increased volumes, we may ask ED visitors to wait to enter the hospital until the patient is placed in an ED room.

Surgery and Procedures – Adult

Two visitors may accompany the patient and stay in the waiting area.

Obstetrical Patients – Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants

One visitor may accompany the patient for labor and delivery 24 hours a day. Once the patient is transferred from labor and delivery to the inpatient unit, inpatient adult visitation rules apply with only one approved visitor for overnight stay.

Ambulatory Clinics or Other Outpatient Areas – Adult

One visitor may accompany the patient.

Ambulatory Obstetrical Clinics (Including the Wiser Hospital and Fetal Center)

One adult visitor may accompany the patient. The patient’s newborn is also allowed to accompany the patient. No other children are allowed to accompany the patient during the clinic visit. 

Children's Visitation Policy

March 2023 Children’s of Mississippi Jackson Campus and Clinics Visitation

Inpatients and Critical Care – Children’s of Mississippi

  • Four adult caregivers, including legal guardians, may be designated as approved visitors.
  • Only two visitors are allowed in at a time.

Children's Hospital Visiting Hours

  • Monday-Friday 5:15 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday- Sunday and Holidays 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Ambulatory Clinics, PED, and Procedural Areas – Children’s of Mississippi

  • Two adult caregivers may accompany the patient.

Visitor Entrances

Visitors entering a hospital facility, including for an appointment at a hospital-based clinic or procedural unit, must use one of four available entrances listed below.

UMMC’s two lobby entrances are open 5:15 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekdays, and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends and holidays:

UMMC’s Wiser Hospital entrance is open 5:15 a.m.-7 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. weekend and holidays:

UMMC’s Pavilion entrance is open on weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

Additional Visitor Information

Children 12 and older are approved short periods of supervised visitation in both inpatient and critical care areas. Exceptions for younger children for end of life or special circumstances may be made under the direction of the clinical care team. Children must be supervised by the adult visitor at all times.

Spiritual advisors/clergy requested by the patient are allowed and do not count as visitors. 

Visitors should not bring large groups to the hospital. Non-authorized persons are not permitted to congregate on UMMC grounds outside of the hospital.