Visitation guide

Culpeper Medical Center

Visiting hours

  • Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Exceptions will be based on the patient's request and patient and staff safety.
  • Visitors entering the hospital after 9 p.m. must enter through the Emergency Department and Admitting entrance. Security will be notified and will escort the visitor to the unit. The nursing unit will issue an overnight pass, and the nursing supervisor will be advised of the overnight visitor. Security should be contacted for visitors who will be leaving their vehicles overnight on hospital grounds.

Safety precautions

  • A parent or other responsible adult should accompany visiting children under the age of 12.
  • Visitors to the Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center Family Birth Center must check in at the nurses' station prior to admittance to the secured patient care area. Parents will be identified with a security bracelet, which will be supplied by the Family Birth Center staff. The bracelet should be worn at all times.
  • People who have experienced a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, skin rash, vomiting or diarrhea in the 48 hours prior to a planned visit are strongly discouraged from visiting until they are certain they will not expose the patient to the risk of disease. Visitors observed to have demonstrated any signs or symptoms of a communicable illness will be asked either to wear protective attire (mask, gowns) or to leave until they are clear of any potential illness that may affect the patient.
  • Visitors are asked to check with the nurse before bringing gifts of food and/or drink to the patients. For Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, please check with the unit regarding any gifts for patients, as these might pose a risk to the patients.

Limitations and restrictions

  • Patient requests regarding visitation will be honored as much as is therapeutically and safely possible. The patient will have the right to request and withdraw visitation at any time.
  • The hospital will not deny an individual visitation based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability. However, circumstances may warrant denying visitation based on a patient's medical needs or safety. These exceptions will be communicated to the patient.
  • Best judgment will be exercised in emergencies and for pediatric and critically ill patients or when a patient's pastor has been requested to visit the patient by the patient or family.
  • Visitors to the ICU are asked to limit visits to 10 minutes each. We also ask ICU visitors to plan their visits around the ICU's designated "Quiet Time" periods of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., which are scheduled to promote the healing process for the patients.
  • Visitors should dress appropriately and must wear shoes and shirts.
  • The number of visitors is limited to two people at any one time. Exceptions will be made based on the health and safety of the patient and staff.
  • Visits should be kept short, and visitors are asked to maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
  • Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
  • Liberal visiting arrangements may be made for families of surgical patients on the day of surgery.