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Methodist Hospital Visiting Hours and Guidelines

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.

Visiting Hours

Visiting Hours are 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM.

The Methodist Hospital of Sacramento visitation policy will continue to remain open for all areas, except the for the following areas with limited guidelines:

  • The Emergency Department will allow 1 designated visitor per patient when capacity permits, and 2 designated visitors (legal parents/guardians) for pediatric patients.
    • Non-pediatric patients with special needs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Family Birth Center will allow 4 designated visitors during postpartum recovery and labor and delivery.
    • Children under 17 years old are allowed with adult supervision at all times.
    • No visitor access without a government-issued ID.
  • The NICU will allow 2 banded visitors and 2 additional designated visitors as outlined in the visitor policy.
    • Children under 12 are not allowed onto the unit but can wait in the main lobby with adult supervision.
    • No visitor access without a government-issued ID.
  • Masks are not required for visitors at this time, but are highly encouraged if experiencing any respiratory symptoms 

These policies are subject to change on an as-needed basis.


Masks are not required for staff, patients, or visitors, with the following exceptions:

  • Masks are required for patients, staff and visitors in respiratory/droplet/airborne isolation areas.
  • Visitors and patients are encouraged to wear masks if they are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness.

Thank you for your continued support to keep our community safe and healthy.


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. 


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.


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.