Visits from parents, guardians, brothers, sisters, and other close family members play an important role in your child’s recovery. Parents and guardians are welcome to visit any time unless there is a danger of spreading illness, such as during a severe flu season.
Brothers, sisters and other family and friends may visit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
All visitors must check in at one of the Information Desks, located in the Nelson Family Pavilion (Entrance 9 located on Frost Street), the Rose Pavilion (Entrance 1 located on Children’s Way) or the Acute Care Pavilion (Entrance 2 located on Children’s Way). The visitor sticker must be worn at all times. Please do not give your sticker to anyone else.
Visiting children are the responsibility of the parent. Children under the age of 13 – including brothers and sisters of the patient – must be accompanied by an adult in all areas, except in activity/playrooms.
Those not allowed to visit include:
- Anyone who has symptoms of a contagious illness, such as the flu, a cough, cold, vomiting, diarrhea or rash.
- Anyone who has not had the chicken pox, measles or other infectious diseases and has had a known exposure in the past three weeks. If you received the chicken pox vaccine in the last three weeks, talk to your child's nurse before visiting.
During the winter months, when flu and respiratory illnesses are at their highest, we limit visiting in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and sometimes in other units. To protect our patients, parents are the only ones we allow to visit during these times.
- Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego
- Customer Service and Referral Center
- Compliments and Concerns
- To call a patient room, dial 858-576-1700 during normal visiting hours (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.), press 0 to speak to an operator, and provide the patient’s first and last name to be transferred.