Updated Visitor Restrictions for Eskenazi Health as of March 31, 2021

Beginning on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, one visitor for patients not diagnosed with COVID-19 will be permitted at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Visitors must be 16 years old or older. 

  • Pediatrics (under the age of 18 years old) – one parent or guardian at all times
  • NICU – both parents allowed at the bedside at the same time
  • Surgery (to support safe discharge to home) – one visitor
  • Vulnerable patients with special needs (examples include patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, patients with cognitive impairments including dementia, Down syndrome, autism, victims of sexual assault including an advocate present during a medical forensic exam) will be allowed to have a support person at the bedside
  • Patients at the end of life may have two visitors at a time
  • Two visitors will be allowed with patients in the Family Beginnings Unit
  • One visitor will be allowed with patients in the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department

Visitors are restricted in ambulatory care areas as well unless they meet the above exceptions. 

Patients with COVID-19 may have on visitor, 16 years and older, per day from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Visitors must follow all screening guidelines, wear a mask, follow physical distance and hand washing guidelines, and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the room.

All allowed visitors will be screened for symptoms at the entrances and must wear an Eskenazi Health-issued mask at all times during the visit.  

Patient families are encouraged to check on a patient receiving care in the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital at any time by calling 317.880.0000. If the patient is in critical condition in the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department, please call 317.880.8100. This line is staffed from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. If it is after these hours or on the weekend, please call 317.880.9191.

For up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 news page.

  • Campus Amenities 
  • Contact Us

Our downtown campus boasts many amenities and conveniences for patient and staff use.

  • Dining Options that offer a variety of choices whether you are looking for a quick snack, a grab-and-go food item, or a full meal
  • Fifth Third Bank branch located on the first floor of the Fifth Third Bank Building
    • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The Matthew R. Gutwein Commonground, an ideal outdoor environment that can serve as a place for quiet reflection
  • The Sky Farm, located atop of the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center and open for patients, staff and the community

This website is NOT for medical emergencies or medical treatment. For medical treatment, please contact your physician’s office by phone or go to the nearest emergency room. For emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If this is a mental health emergency, please call 317.880.8485.

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