Visiting a Patient

New Hanover Regional Medical Center recognizes the value of having family support and encourages loved ones to visit. Our patient-and family-centered visitation guidelines encourage loved ones to be a part of the healing process while still allowing for patient privacy and rest when needed. Although visiting at NHRMC is flexible, visiting hours end at 9 p.m. each night to allow for a restful and safe environment.

After Hours Visitor Check-In

Between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., visitors to the main campus must check in, provide identification and receive a visitor access sticker to wear while in the facility.

Visitor stickers will be available at the three entrances open 24 hours:

  • The main entrance
  • Emergency Department
  • NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital entrance

Visitor Guidelines

  • Do not visit if you have a cold, sore throat, fever or other illness.
  • Avoid noisy, disruptive behavior to help respect the healing of all patients.
  • Ask before bringing food, drinks or other items like balloons, flowers or perfume that might trigger allergies into patient rooms.
  • Wash your hands before entering a patient’s room.
  • Make sure all children have a supervising adult with them at all times

Special Visiting Guidelines

Some areas have their own visitors' guidelines depending on patients' conditions, nature of treatment or other circumstances. Please read about visiting patients at the following locations.