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Visiting Hours

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


At University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, parents are NOT visitors! Parents are members of their child’s health care team and are always welcome.


Siblings of pediatric patients are not permitted to stay overnight in the hospital.

Guidelines for Visitors

Approved visitors to pediatric patients may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. except during Quiet Time.

Quiet Time: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. daily.  This time is set aside to support rest and healing for patients and families. No visitors during this time please.

All visitors must fill out a health screening form before visiting. For the safety of all patients, only healthy visitors are allowed to visit. If you are or have recently been ill, PLEASE DO NOT VISIT.

Good hand hygiene is vital to patient safety. Wash your hands often - before, during, and after your visit.

New Guidelines Limiting Visitors

To protect the health of the patients and families we serve, UI Health Care is implementing visitor restrictions at all our inpatient and outpatient centers, effective immediately.

The health risks from cold and flu remains high, so limiting visitors to our hospitalized patients—as well as those who accompany outpatients to clinics and procedure visits—will keep patients safe while in our care.

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Young Visitors

To ensure a safe and restful stay for all patients, family members and visitors less than 14 years of age must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

In the NICU, only siblings of the parents or of the patient may visit. All other children must be over 14 years old to visit patients in the NICU.