Visiting Hours and Policies

Visiting Hours and Policies

Family and friends are encouraged to visit between the hours listed below.

Special Visiting Policy

For the protection of our patients and team members during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) resurgence, special restrictions are in place for visitors during this time. Please review BJC's Coronavirus page for more information.

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Visiting Hours

Visitors should be free of cold and infection. No more than three visitors per patient (except as noted below).

All Nursing Units

Noon-7 p.m.
(Except as listed below)

Memorial Care Center

Per Tier 3 mitigation guidelines from the State of Illinois, visitors are not allowed at this time.


Visitor Conduct

  • Visitors are asked not to sit on patient beds.
  • Children should be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  • Children under age 6 can visit by special arrangement with the nursing staff.
  • Personal pets like a dog or cat may be allowed for patients utilizing the Pet Therapy Program only after approval by the Nurse Manager.
  • Visitors cannot stay overnight in a semi-private room. If you are visiting a patient in a semi-private room, please respect the patient's roommate’s need for quiet and privacy.
  • Please be mindful and respectful of the patient’s condition when determining the length of your visit. 

Visitor Policies

As a visitor, you have the right to be informed of the hospital’s policies and procedures regarding visitation rights of patients, including those setting forth any clinically necessary or reasonable restriction or limitation that the hospital may need to place on such rights and the reason for the clinical restriction or limitation. We must:

  • Inform each patient (or support person, where appropriate) of his or her visitation rights, including any clinical restriction or limitation on such rights, when he or she is informed of his or her other rights under this section.
  • Inform each patient (or support person, where appropriate) of the right, subject to his or her consent, to receive the visitors whom he or she designates, including, but not limited to, a spouse, a domestic partner (including a same-sex domestic partner), another family member, or a friend, and his or her right to withdraw or deny such consent at any time.
  • Not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Ensure that all visitors enjoy full and equal visitation privileges consistent with patient preferences. 

No Smoking

In compliance with the Smoke Free Illinois Act and to promote health and wellness in the community, Memorial Hospital Belleville, Memorial Care Center, its diagnostic and physical therapy centers, and its medical office centers are tobacco free. Tobacco use of any kind is not permitted on any of Memorial’s properties.

The Smoking Policy also applies to the use of electronic cigarettes. The use of electronic cigarettes and vaping devices is prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited on any of Memorial’s properties. 

Smoking cessation resources are available.

For more information about the risk of smoking and how to quit, ask your nursing staff, or call the American Lung Association at 1-800-586-4872.