Inpatient Visits

Visiting Hours: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm

You will be asked to list the names of the people who may visit your child during their stay including:

  • Two primary support people (usually parents) with 24/7 visitor access.
  • Siblings or children of adult patients (biological, foster or step) living in the patient's home. They may see the patient during visiting hours.
  • Up to four additional adult visitors. They may see the patient during visiting hours.

Additional family and friends may share their support virtually. Up to four people can be in the patient's room at one time.

If your family situation changes or you are having challenges receiving and providing support for your child, request social work assistance. When there are domestic / custody issues, social workers may work with families to ensure equitable visitation.

Sleeping arrangements for 24/7 primary support visitor vary by unit. Rooms have a fold-out bed for at least one person. No one may sleep on the floor, as this poses a safety risk to you, your loved one and our staff. For help making sleeping arrangements outside of the hospital, please contact Concierge Services at 513-636-5009 or toll free at 888-894-1374.

Outpatient Visits

(Emergency, Urgent Care, Clinic, Day Surgery, Testing Visits)

No more than two primary support people may accompany your child. Only children being seen for an appointment should be brought to the hospital.

We recognize there may be special circumstances where siblings may need to attend an outpatient or Emergency Department visit. Please notify our team in advance, when possible, to work out a plan.


Has the patient or adult caregiver recently tested positive for COVID-19?

If the patient has tested positive for COVID-19: Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 10 days before an appointment should only visit campus if the appointment is medically urgent. If you are not sure if your child’s appointment is medically urgent, please contact the department for guidance. For all other appointments scheduled within the 10-day isolation period after a positive test, please call to reschedule the appointment, or request a switch to video visit.

If the adult who is bringing a patient has tested positive for COVID-19: If you, or the adult who is supposed to attend an appointment with your child, has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, please do not come to the appointment. If possible, ask another adult caregiver, who is healthy, to accompany your child. If another adult isn’t available, please call to reschedule the appointment, request a switch to video visit or ask for guidance if the visit is medically necessary. If you aren’t sure, please call and someone can help you make a plan.

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Cincinnati Children’s complies with applicable laws and does not discriminate against people or treat them differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or other unlawful reasons.

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