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The University of Maryland Capital Region Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment to everyone who enters our doors. To ensure this, we ask that you abide by these visitor guidelines:

Visiting Hours

UM Laurel Medical Center

At UM Laurel Medical Center, there are no set visiting hours. We encourage family and friends to visit for as long as the patient wishes. During your visit, we ask that you respect others’ privacy and keep conversations quiet.

UM Prince George's Hospital Center

At UM Prince George’s Hospital Center our visiting hours are:

  • For Medical/surgical inpatient rooms: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Intensive Care Unit: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Behavioral Science Patients:
    • Weekdays: 2 - 3 p.m. and 7- 8 p.m.
    • Weekends: 1 -3 p.m. and 6 - 7 p.m.

Guidelines for Visitors

For the safety of our patients:

  • Please do not visit if you are feeling ill
  • Wash your hands to prevent the spread of infection
  • Do not touch any medical devices in a patient’s room
  • Supervise children - children must be supervised by an adult
  • Step out of the room for care - you may be asked to leave the room for brief periods of time while your friend or loved one receives care, testing, etc.

Restrictions During Flu Season

To protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors:

  • No one under age 12 (except if parents of a patient) is permitted to visit inpatient units
  • Only 2 adult visitors allowed per patient at a time
  • Visitors exhibiting flu symptoms - runny nose, fever, cough - are not permitted to visit hospital patient
  • All visitors should use hand sanitizer before entering and upon leaving the room

 Check out our 2019 Influenza Modified Visitor Policy. Planning your visit, check out Commonly Asked Questions.

Waiting Areas

There are lounge areas for visitors on each inpatient unit and on the main floor in the lobby.

Specific waiting areas have been designated for families of patients in the Critical Care Units, the Emergency Department and Surgery. During certain hours, a volunteer is on duty in the Surgery Waiting Room to keep family members informed about the progress of surgery.