Arkansas Children's Hospital embraces the philosophy of family-centered care. Patients' parents (or legal guardians) are not considered "visitors" since they play an important role in the total care of a patient. Therefore, unless medical care prohibits, parents are entitled to the following rights:
- The right to see their child at any time
- The right to call the unit at any time
- The right to know their child's condition
- The right to touch and hold their child
- The right to give their child care
Visiting hours for persons other than parents/guardians and clergy are 9 AM - 9 PM. Children are welcome to visit, except during flu season when visitor restrictions apply to those under 12 years of age. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No more than two people (excluding parents and children under 12) are allowed with each patient in his/her room or at bedside. All visitors must be without fever, cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, rash or stomach virus symptoms.
Infection Prevention and Control:
Visitor Restrictions during flu season
At Arkansas Children's Hospital, the Infection Prevention Department makes the hospital a safer place for children & their families by preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses associated with infection. Children under the age 12 years of age may not visit floors 3, 4 or 5. Our goal is accomplished by nurses, physicians and other healthcare providers working together especially during the wintertime to limit visitation due to respiratory viral illness in the community.
Remember family members you can use SKYPE or FaceTime to visit the hospitalized child.