Visiting hours are from 11 am to 8 pm daily.
Please keep in mind that individuals under our care participate in treatment throughout the day. If a patient is engaged in a group activity, please return for your visit at a different time.
The safety of the individuals under our care is our utmost priority. Therefore, we ask that all visitors check in with hospital staff upon arrival and allow them to inspect all packages and other items before the visit. Staff will need to check items such as cell phones or laptop computers, and anything a visitor may plan to give to a patient. Please do not hesitate to ask a staff member if you are uncertain if an item is safe. What might be safe for your loved one might not be safe for others on the unit.
If you are planning to bring food, please note that food is not allowed in patient rooms. Since we cannot store patients’ food, please bring only enough for one sitting.
Importantly, we ask that visitors refrain from giving any individual on the unit the following items as these can cause serious harm or injury on an inpatient psychiatric unit.
- Any devices that have the ability to record or photograph
- Aerosol and soda cans
- Belts, cords, ropes, straps, electric cords, and clothing with cord or strings (e.g., hoodie with string, sweatpants, or yoga pants, with strings)
- Cigarettes, matches, lighters, tobacco, and any other smoking material
- Wire hangers
- CPAP machine and insulin pumps
- Electrical items such as laptops, iPads, cell phones, electric razors, electric readers, and hair dryers
- Glass bottles and mirrors
- Keys, credit/debit cards, ID cards, and licenses
- Medications/drugs of any type (over-the-counter and prescriptions)
- Pencils and pens
- Plastic bags of any kind
- Pins (straight and safety)
- Sharps, e.g., tweezers, nail file, nail clipper, sewing needle, scissors, knitting needles, crotchet hooks (a patient’s own tweezers, nail clippers, or crotchet hook may at times be part of the unit sharp count and signed out by patient for use if deemed clinically appropriate)
- Toxic liquids
- Weapons of any kind
Gracie Square Hospital is a smoke-free environment. Our treatment team can support a patient’s smoking cessation efforts and/or provide nicotine replacement.