When am I allowed to visit a patient?
Primary visiting hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., but MD Anderson patients may have visitors at any time. Adult patients and parents or guardians of patients have the right to determine who may or may not visit, and certain areas of MD Anderson are off limits to children.
Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian, and all children must be screened for disease and cleared for admittance before they can visit patients (you will need to bring a copy of the child’s vaccination records).
View complete details on MD Anderson’s visitation policy, including overnight stays and special rules for ICU.
What is the Child Visitation Policy?
In order to keep our patients safe and free of communicable disease, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied at all times by someone over 18 years of age.
Regardless of their destination, all children must be screened for immunization status, general health and recent exposure to communicable disease (you will need to bring a copy of your child’s vaccination records). Families entering MD Anderson with children will be directed to the nearest Information Desk for screening. A Welcome Center staff member will assist families in filling out the screening document and sign it. The screening record will be filed for future reference.
Children cleared for visitation must wear a Visitor’s Passport on their shirt and are permitted in the public and non-restricted areas of the hospital. If for some reason a child arrives at a unit or care center without a Visitor’s Passport, a nurse in that area will be responsible for screening the child. Learn more about our child visitation policy.