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Visiting Hours

CURRENT VISITOR GUIDELINES

Visitor restrictions put in place at HSHS Illinois hospitals in March have been updated due to a decline in COVID-19 numbers in central and southern Illinois. Visitors will still be required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospitals and should expect to be screened.

Effective Thursday, June 11, visitors will now be permitted as follows:
  • Emergency department: One visitor who must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of visit.
  • Inpatient adult: One visitor during the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Inpatient end-of-life: Two visitors at a time.
  • Women and infants center: Two designated visitors a day. Visitors can change day to day.
  • Pediatrics (inpatient and outpatient): Two parents/guardians.
  • Surgery/OSC (inpatient and outpatient): One visitor in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.
  • Outpatient diagnostic and therapy services: Patient being provided outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have visitors wait outside until services are complete.
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments: One support person.
If you know someone in the hospital, we do encourage you to call their room for a telephone visit, use your cell phones to text, call or video chat with them.  

Loved ones can be checked on by calling St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland at (618) 651-2600. An operator will connect you to patients’ rooms after you provide some information.
 
Family and support persons should make sure to provide the nursing staff with their contact information.




Having the support of your family and friends is an important part of the healing process. While we do our best to accommodate those visiting our hospital, the well-being and safety of our patients is our number one concern.

At St. Joseph's, we provide a "healing environment" that doesn't restrict visiting hours to specific times. Therefore, our new visiting hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We want our patients to have family and friends visit them as much as possible so that they enjoy their time at St. Joseph's Hospital.