Methodist Hospital Visiting Hours and Guidelines

A Notice to our Visitors: All visitors are required to provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within the last 72 hours, or proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before visiting anyone in our care.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are operating under temporary, more restrictive visitor guidelines. Click here for details. 

Methodist Hospital understands the importance of family and friends to our patients’ well-being. We openly welcome visitation according to the patient's wishes. We do not restrict visitation to specific hours; however, there are situations that may result in increased restrictions or limitations.         

Visitation may be reasonably restricted, limited or denied in situations such as:

  • A procedure or treatment is needed.
  • Infection control issues present a concern.
  • Respecting a patient’s need for rest and privacy.
  • Visitors interfere with the care of other patients.
  • Visitors engage in disruptive, threatening or violent behavior of any kind.
  • Substance abuse protocols require restricted visitation.
  • A court order limits or restrains contact. 

Children who visit must be supervised by an adult other than the patient. 


Around-the-clock patient and visitor parking is available free of charge on the hospital campus. Parking is permitted under the entry canopy at the main entrance for patients entering or leaving the hospital. Vehicles may not be parked in this area for more than five minutes and never at a red curb. 

Gift Shop

The hospital gift shop, located off the main lobby, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gift shop sells flowers, cards, magazines, candy, toys and other gift items. Place orders online for free same-day delivery from the Gift Shop directly to patients in the hospital. Phone orders are welcome and available during Gift Shop operating hours. No additional charge or no minimum purchase required for hospital deliveries.

Place your online order.

BeanHeads Coffee

A coffee kiosk is located in the main lobby and is open to visitors daily. Hours of operation: 

Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 9 pm. 


The cafeteria, located on the basement level and is open to visitors seven days a week during the following times: 

Breakfast: 7 to 10 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dinner: 5 to 7 p.m.  

Cellular Phones and Personal Computers

To avoid interference with medical equipment in use, the operation of cellular telephones, two-way radios, personal computers, portable fax/modems or any device that emits RF transmission is not permitted. Methodist Hospital provides free WIFI access. For instructions, visit our Information Desk (lobby). 


All Dignity Health facilities, including Methodist Hospital, have been smoke- and tobacco-free since 2011. Tobacco use and smoking is not allowed on the Methodist campus or at any Dignity Health facility. This includes in private vehicles while on hospital property. Employees and visitors may choose to walk off the campus to smoke.