Visitor Information - Locations - Eskenazi Health

The visiting hours for the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital are from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day.

In the critical care areas, one visitor (family spokesperson) will be allowed to remain at the bedside during shift report. This is for patient privacy and to help with a safe shift handoff. Two visitors are permitted at the bedside at a time unless the patient is at end-of-life and then four visitors will be allowed at the bedside. Visitors must be 14 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Overnight visitors may be allowed under the following exceptions: minors, vulnerable patients and end-of-life. The shift coordinators are empowered to make these decisions.

Visitation in the NICU

Visitors are welcomed in the Eskenazi Health NICU. Please note the following:  

  • Parents are welcomed to visit at any time, day or night. 

  • Parents can select up to four additional people who may visit with them.

  • Only two visitors may visit at the bedside at one time. Other visitors may wait in the waiting area.

  • Siblings ages 3 and older may visit. Parents are encouraged to schedule sibling visits with the infant's nurse.

  • Parents and visitors are encouraged not to visit if they are experiencing cold or flu symptoms and have had a fever in the last 24 hours. Any visitor other than the parents (including siblings) who present ill will not be permitted to visit. 

Enhanced Screening Process for Patients and Visitors on Eskenazi Health Downtown Campus

Patients and visitors entering the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center, the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital or the Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department will be screened for items that pose a safety risk. Screening equipment will include a pass-through metal detector, handheld scanning device and X-ray machine for belongings. If circumstances warrant it, patients or visitors will be scanned using a handheld device, and personal items such as, but not limited to, purses, backpacks, bags and briefcases will be sent through an X-ray machine. These screening measures are part of maintaining a safe campus environment for Eskenazi Health staff, patients and visitors and will not interfere with or delay emergency medical treatment.

  • Campus Amenities 
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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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