Your Child's Visit Visiting Hours
Your Childs Visit Visiting Hours

Visiting hours for friends and siblings are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

At Children's Mercy, parents are part of their child's health care team and are not considered visitors.

When you arrive at the hospital, you are required to have your driver's license or some other form of ID and sign in to our registry. Adults will then be given a sticker to be worn while you are in the hospital. There is a parent bed and private bathroom available in most patient rooms.

See an overview of our inpatient visitation policy.

Visiting Quick Tips provided by the Family Advisory Board:

  • Call Ahead: Families quickly lose a sense of privacy when staying in a hospital. Checking for the best times to visit shows respect for their family time and avoids missing the patient if tests, therapy, or surgeries are scheduled.
  • Excuse Yourself: Sometimes it is necessary to step out of the room in order to let the patient carry out certain tasks that require privacy. This also includes when doctors or nurses enter the room.
  • Never Bring Food or Drink unless previously discussed and approved by the family. Many patients are not allowed to eat/drink for extended periods of time.
  • Keep Young Visitors in Your Control: Respect the condition of the patient you are visiting and other patients by constantly supervising visiting children. Children should always be with an adult, whether in the patient room or play room.
  • Limit the Visit: Respite is usually welcomed by our families. But extended visits and multiple visitors can be exhausting to both the patient and family.

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