Please see our Visitor Policy before coming to our facilities. In addition to our regular visiting hours and policies, additional restrictions are in place for visitors to all patients due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for helping to keep our patients safe.


We welcome you to visit friends or family members during their stay at University of Maryland Medical Center.

Patients have the right to receive visitors of their choosing, such as a spouse, domestic partner and other family or friends, based on our current visitor policy. Patients also have the right to withdraw or deny visitation privileges for any person at any time during their hospital stay.

Please review this information before your visit:

Code of Conduct

To ensure that UMMC provides a safe and healthy environment for patients and visitors, we ask that you abide by these visitor guidelines:

Clothing

Appropriate clothing is required. Clothing with obscene language is prohibited.

Right to Privacy

All patients have a right to privacy, which should be respected. Federal law requires that hospitals comply with strict laws to protect patients' privacy. Staff will provide condition updates to a designated spokesperson or upon patient request.

Photography/Videography

Due to patient privacy policies, taking photos or videos in common areas of the hospital is not permitted. In a patient room, you may not photograph, videotape or record audio of any medical procedure. You also may not photograph, videotape or record audio of any physician, nurse or staff without their permission.

Threatening Behavior

No disruptive, threatening or violent behavior, including the use of obscene language or gestures.

Thank you for your cooperation. Those who do not comply may be asked to leave the Medical Center and may be escorted off hospital grounds by security. In addition, non-compliant visitors may lose visiting privileges.

Additional Resources

These resources are available through an on-campus phone:

  • Pastoral Care: 8-6014
  • Social Work: 8-6700
  • Patient Advocate: 8-8777
  • Security: 8-8711

The Medical Center does not restrict or deny visitation based on race, religion, ethnicity, culture, language, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability or socioeconomic status.