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 Restrictions in NICU

Based on increasing viral disease, including RSV, in the community, visitation restrictions have been implemented in the Eskenazi Health NICU.  

Restrictions will be as follows:

  • Only parents plus four healthy adults (18 years or older) per patient are allowed to visit NICU patients.

  • Children under 18 years old, including siblings, are not permitted to visit at this time.

  • To reduce potential exposures for the patient, parents are asked not to change visitor lists during the viral season (with exceptions being discussed as needed).

  • Any visitors other than parents who present ill will not be permitted to visit, even if they are on the list. Parents will be counseled to stay home if ill as well, but no restrictions will be placed on their visitation. Ill parents will be asked to wear a mask and complete frequent hand hygiene.

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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