Carney Hospital

2100 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124    617-296-4000

CarneyPatient and Visitor Information

Visitors

Visitor Policy

Carney Hospital recognizes the important role that visitors play in the care of hospitalized patients. Carney Hospital makes every attempt to allow visitors without restriction.  You as the patient, and or your designated support person have the right to accept or decline visitors. Visitors may include, but are not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including same sex partner), family members, and friends. You may withdraw your consent for visitors at any time during your stay.

Visitors may be limited or restricted only when visitation would interfere with the care of the patient and/or the care of other patients.

The following are example of circumstances that could result in the hospital imposing restrictions or limiting visitors:

  • A court order limiting or restraining contact
  • Behavior presenting a direct risk or threat to a patient
  • Behavior disruptive of the functioning of the patient care unit
  • Reasonable limitations on the number of visitor at any one time
  • Patient’s risk of infection by a visitor
  • Visitor’s risk of infection by the patient
  • Extraordinary protections because of pandemic or infectious disease outbreak
  • Substance abuse treatment protocols requiring restricted visitation
  • Patient’s need for privacy and rest
  • Need for privacy and rest by another individual(s) sharing the room

Please ask your nurse or doctor about any visitation restrictions that may apply during your visit.

Visiting Hours 

The following hours have been set aside for families and friends to visit.

Medical/Surgical and Intermediate/Step Down Units: 

Visitors and Hours:

  • All visitors: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Adult Mental Health: 

Visitors and Hours*:

  • All visitors: Monday - Friday: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • All visitors: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Adolescent Mental Health: 

Visitors and Hours*:

  • All visitors: Monday - Friday: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • All visitors: Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Critical Care Unit: 

Visitors and Hours:

  • Immediate family: Check with unit staff about visiting hours

*To prevent our patients from becoming overtired and because of space constraints, no more than two visitors, age 12 and over, are permitted to visit a patient at the same time. In the event of a special circumstance or occasion, such as a birthday or anniversary, or for a visitation request for children under age 12, contact your nurse.


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