Visitor Policy and Information

Visiting Hours and Guidelines

Meadville Medical Center respectfully requests that expectations outlined in our code of conduct are followed when one visits our facilities. The visitation guidelines below are current as of February 13, 2024. This policy will be under future consideration for adjustments based upon local virus activity. Visitation for children will be considered in consultation with the family and the care team on a case by case basis. If you have any questions please contact the administrator on call.

  • Cafeterias are open to visitors as well as the Liberty Street and Grove Street Café/Shop.
  • Clergy Team: Members of the visiting clergy team are permitted into the patient’s room at this time.
  • CMO: Comfort measures only patients will be allowed visitors based upon each individual circumstance.
  • Emergency Department: One visitor at a time with swap in/outs.
  • Inpatient Mental Health (IPMH): Currently two visitors are permitted between the hours of 6:00–7:30 pm daily.
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU): Two visitors at a time with swap in/outs during the hours of 11:00 am –2:00 pm, 3:00–5:00 pm, and 7:00–9:00 pm.
  • Floors: Two visitors at a time with swab in/outs from 8:00 am–8:00 pm.
  • OB / New Life Unit: Two visitors permitted, both must either be masked at all times or COVID negative. Only one visitor may spend the night. All must be healthy and not visibly ill.
  • Pediatrics: Three visitors at a time. If a parent/caregiver is positive for COVID they should be asymptomatic. Both parent/caregivers are permitted and must isolate in the room with their child. They are not permitted to come and go and only one may spend the night. All must be healthy and not visibly ill.
  • Rehab: Open to visitation at this time from 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Stepping Stones: No in-person visitation at this time. Virtual visitation is available. Please contact Stepping Stones at 814-333-5810 to make arrangements.
  • Transitional Care Unit (TCU): Open to visitation at this time.
  • Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute (YGBOI): One visitor may accompany the patient.

Patient Care at MMC

Meadville Medical Center embraces a philosophy of open and flexible visitation that welcomes and encourages the involvement of family/significant others in the patient’s care. MMC strives to provide a caring environment while recognizing the importance of visitation to our patients, their families and friends. We will ensure that all visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences. MMC will not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability, nor will it permit anyone else to do so.

Patients may designate a “Support Person” to exercise their visitation rights on their behalf. Patients may designate a Support Person in any manner, including orally, in writing, or through non-verbal communications (such as pointing). 

Please ask your clinical team any questions you may have. Each of our patient care areas has a dedicated manager who may also be of assistance to you. Alternatively, you may prefer to speak with our patient representative: 814-333-5580.

Patient / Visitor Information Booklet

This patient/visitor information booklet provides a more comprehensive overview of information needed for your visit to Meadville Medical Center and its facilities.