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Visiting and Visiting Hours

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, as well as our inpatient units at our partner facilities. One of these individuals may also stay overnight at your child’s bedside.

Children and teens under 18 years of age may visit patients from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Children under 14 may visit in the patient’s room only, and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We ask that you limit bedside visitors to three at a time.

Our special care units – including the burn center, psychiatric unit, and neonatal and pediatric intensive care units – have special visiting hours. For the protection of our patients, do not visit if you are sick or have been exposed to a contagious disease such as chickenpox, mumps or measles.

Perfume and scented products can cause breathing problems and allergic reactions in some of Akron Children’s patients and staff. Please do not wear these products when visiting.

Visitor Passes

You must wear a pass to visit your child. 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 from 5 a.m.- 9 p.m., 7 days a week, at our Akron campus. When the desks are closed, a security officer will let you in the hospital and give you a visitor’s pass.

Our Beeghly campus in Boardman issues passes at the Building D visitor desk, 8 a.m. -7 p.m., and the Building B visitor desk, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. When the desks are closed, a member of the nursing staff will let you in the hospital and give you a visitor’s pass. If you are staying overnight, you can get a pass from the nursing unit staff.

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