Temporary Visitor Restrictions

For the health of our patients, visitors, health care providers and communities, we are limiting visitors in our facilities.

Current visitor guidelines are as follows:

One Visitor

COVID-19 positive patients (Visitor must check-in with patient's assigned nurse before entering room and agree to wear personal protective equipment - no exceptions)

Two Visitors

All admitted, Emergency Department, procedural, and surgical patients

General Restrictions

  • People with signs and symptoms of illness, including fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, are not permitted to visit.
  • Visits are limited to people age 15 and older.
  • We recommend people who are at high risk for severe illness (e.g., older adults, those with a serious underlying condition) not visit at this time.
  • Doulas and community clergy/spiritual support allowed and not included as the one visitor.
  • Patients with disabilities who require assistance because of such disability are allowed one support person per day for the duration of their stay.

Bon Secours continues to monitor the latest data trends in our facilities and communities to ensure visitation polices and services provided are appropriate to keep patients, visitors, associates and providers safe. In addition to completing universal screening checks for all associates, patients and visitors, Bon Secours continues to implement physical distancing in congregate settings, and frequent cleaning of high-touch areas.

The following precautions will be asked of all visitors:

  • All visitors will have a temperature check and appropriate symptom/exposure screening prior to entry to the facility. Visitors presenting with a fever or symptoms suggestive of possible COVID-19 infection (per current CDC recommendations) will not be permitted to enter.
  • In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are recommended, but no longer required, in our facilities.
    However, visitors should not visit patients if they have recently experienced a high-risk exposure to someone with COVID-19, a respiratory illness or other symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • Visitors are encouraged to remain in patient’s rooms and to alert nursing staff when they are leaving.

We recognize that this can be disappointing to our visitors, patients and residents, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family. The health of you and our patients/residents is our top priority.

General Visiting Hours

7 am – 8:30 pm, daily


  • You can have a maximum of two visitors at any one time.
  • Children under the age of 12 require special permission by patient's nurse to visit patient rooms, and are not allowed in the ICU unless they are a patient's sibling.
  • Wash your hands often while visiting our facility. It prevents the spread of germs that can cause infection.
  • If you've got a fever, cold, or any infection symptoms, please stay home.
  • Bon Secours – Southern Virginia Medical Center is a tobacco-free campus. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the grounds.
  • Don't bring patients food or candies unless your attending doctor gives permission.
  • Animals are prohibited in the hospital except for registered Seeing Eye dogs.
  • Emergency Department (ED) – Visitation in our ED is limited to one visitor per patient, at the discretion of our physician and/or nursing staff and may be altered depending on the patient's condition or special needs.

Gift Shop

Our gift shop is a great place to find all kinds of gifts to tell loved ones "I care." Visit us in the hospital main lobby daily from 10 am until 4 pm and 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.


Patients, guests and their families can also get a healthy meal, snack or beverage in our cafeteria. You'll find it on the south end of the building on the first floor. Vending machines are also available in the cafeteria as well as in ICU and ED waiting areas.

The cafeteria serves meals at the following times:

Breakfast: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am - 2 pm