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Visiting Hours and Guidelines

Patients and Mother at Welcome Desk

Infectious disease screening

  • Visitors to inpatient units are screened at the Welcome Desk for signs and symptoms suggesting an infectious disease, regardless of their age.
  • If a parent or visitor has been sick with a fever, along with a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose or muscle aches in the last 5 days, they cannot enter an inpatient area.
  • If a parent is sick but must accompany a child, the parent is required to wear a mask at all times. 

Parents, guardians and family friends are encouraged to visit children who are staying in the hospital. Our guidelines for visitors help us maintain a safe and calm environment for high-quality care.

Visiting Hours

  • Parents and Legal Guardians
  • Other Visitors

Visiting Guidelines

  • Visitor Identification Badges
  • Using the Elevators at Children's National
  • Please Help Us Keep a Safe and Healthy Environment
  • Please Help Us Fight Infection
  • Tours
Children's National Hospital and its affiliates do not restrict or deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.