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Prentice Women's Hospital Visitor Guide

Prentice Women's Hospital is located at 250 E. Superior St., Chicago, Illinois.

Find a Patient

To find a patient, please call our Hospital Operators at 312-926-2000.

General Visitor Information

Hours

  • 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Visitors may be asked to wait outside the patient's room while the medical staff provides care.

Visitor Passes

  • All visitors must obtain a pass at the information desk on the first floor, including expectant fathers
  • The badge is valid only for the date and area displayed and must be worn at all times while inside the hospital

Lodging

For out of town patients and visiting family members, the hospital has negotiated reduced rates at a variety of hotels near the hospital. Call individual hotels for more information on the Northwestern discount.

Overnight Visitors

  • One adult visitor is allowed to stay overnight. Each room has a pull-out window seat that may be used as a bed

Antepartum Unit Visitor Information

  • The Primary support person has unlimited access to the antepartum patient
  • Visitors must stop at the unit reception desk prior to entrance to the unit
  • Children visitors:
    • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit patient rooms unless they are children or stepchildren of the patient; they are allowed to wait in the lobby or restaurant area with a responsible adult
    • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult other than the mother at all times
    • Children must be free from illness and free from contact with infectious persons
    • The mother and her primary support person share the responsibility of preventing the exposure of the pregnant mother and/or newborn to a sibling with a contagious illness
      • Any child with a fever or symptoms of an acute illness such as upper respiratory infection or gastroenteritis is not allowed to visit
      • Siblings that have been exposed to a known communicable disease e.g. varicella, are not allowed to visit

Postpartum Unit Visitor Information

  • The Primary support person and grandparents have unlimited access to the postpartum patient and the stable newborn
  • Visitors must stop at the unit reception desk prior to entrance to the patient room
  • Children visitors:
    • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to visit patient rooms unless they are children or stepchildren of the patient. They are allowed to wait in the lobby or restaurant area with a responsible adult
    • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult other than the mother at all times
    • Children must be free from illness and free from contact with infectious persons
    • The mother and her primary support person share the responsibility of preventing the exposure of the pregnant mother and/or newborn to a sibling with a contagious illness
      • Any child with a fever or symptoms of an acute illness such as upper respiratory infection or gastroenteritis is not allowed to visit
      • Siblings that have been exposed to a known communicable disease e.g. varicella, are not allowed to visit

Labor & Delivery

  • Four visitors per patient are permitted on the unit, with the exception of the OR area where only one visitor per patient is permitted

OB Evaluation / Triage

  • One visitor is permitted with the patient

Visiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Contact

To contact a patient, call 312-926-2000.

Last UpdateFebruary 13, 2013
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