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Visiting and Visiting Hours

Akron Children’s seasonal visitor restriction policy is effective Dec. 3-March 31. During this time, visitors to the inpatient units is limited to those 12 years and older who do not have cold or flu symptoms, and the number of friends and family in a room will be limited to 4. Critical care units may add further restrictions if needed.

Considine visitor desk

Parents and legal guardians are part of the healthcare team at Akron Children’s Hospital. They may visit their children 24 hours a day at our hospitals in Akron and Boardman, and at our inpatient units at our partner facilities. One of these individuals may also stay overnight at their child’s bedside.

Other family members and friends, including children and teens under 18 years of age may visit patients from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Children under 14 may visit in the patient’s room only and must be with an adult at all times.

Bedside visitors are limited to a maximum of 4 at a time.

Our special care units – including the burn center, psychiatric unit, emergency department, and neonatal and pediatric intensive care units – have special visiting hours.

Restrictions to Protect our Patients, Visitors and Employees

  • All visitors should be healthy. Do not visit if you are sick or have been exposed to a contagious disease such as chickenpox, mumps or measles. Ask anyone with a fever, cold or sign of illness to stay home.
  • No weapons are allowed. Weapons including firearms, knives, and other dangerous items such as illegal drugs are not permitted, even if you have a concealed carry weapon permit. 
  • Perfume and scented products can cause breathing problems and allergic reactions. Please do not wear these products when visiting.

Visitor Passes

All visitors must wear a visitor badge or patient bracelet at all times to visit a patient. These passes are color-coded by floor and valid for one calendar day. Weekly passes are also available.

Passes are issued at the information desks.

Akron campus:

  • Main Hospital Building entrances at the 3rd floor Atrium lobby, 3rd floor Locust lobby and 2nd floor Bowery lobby
  • Kay Jewelers Pavilion at the 1st and 3rd floor lobbies
  • From 5 a.m.- 9 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • When the desks are closed, a security officer will let you in the hospital and give you a visitor’s pass.
     

Beeghly campus in Boardman:

  • Building D entrance
  • From 8 a.m. -7 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • When the desks are closed, go to the nursing station:
    • Pediatric unit on the 3rd floor of Building D
    • Special care nursery on the 2nd floor of Building D

Inform your child’s nurse if you see someone on the floor without a visitor’s pass or a hospital ID badge.