Visiting a Patient

Visiting a Patient

Open Visiting hours are 5 am.-9 p.m. Check with the patient’s nurse about the best time and length for visits. After open visiting hours, visitors need to check in with our security officer at the Emergency Department desk.

Plan your visit
Please speak with the patient’s nurse about the best time and length for visits. If possible, plan your visit with the patient's other family members or friends so that not everyone comes at the same time. Visits may be limited only if the patient needs more rest or as a courtesy to another patient sharing the same room.

Visit in good health
If you have an illness that's easily spread to others (such as a cold, cough, flu, chicken pox, measles, mumps) please do not visit patients.

Practice good hand hygiene
To prevent the spread of germs, we ask that all visitors use alcohol gel or wash their hands before visiting patients.

Gifts
Visitors are welcome to bring gifts for patients. We do ask that only mylar balloons be given to patients. Latex balloons are not permitted in the hospital because of possible latex allergies. Also, in the ICU/PCU, we ask that only artificial flowers be given to patients.

Child visitors
Children are welcome at Swedish. Please be sure that children you bring with you for a patient visit are always supervised by an adult.

Pet and service animal policy
We know that pets are often precious members of the patient’s family. However, due to general health issues, only licensed service and therapy animals may visit patients.

Smoke-free locations
All Swedish locations are smoke-free. This means smoking is not allowed on Swedish property, owned or leased, including parking garages and lots. You may smoke on public sidewalks, but you must be at least 25 feet from any entrances, exits, windows that can open, air-conditioners, vents or other air-intake systems. You can ask the unit or information desk for a map of Swedish property boundaries.

Use of electronic equipment
Please limit the use of electronic equipment (cell phone, personal digital assistant, pager or laptop computer) to waiting areas only. Devices must be completely shut off while in the ICU/PCU as they can interfere with the medical equipment.

If you have any questions about visiting hours or visitation in general, please call 425.640.4000.

Contact Information

Edmonds Campus
21601 76th Ave. W.
Swedish Edmonds
Edmonds, WA 98026
Phone: 425-640-4000