Many people find that having their pet visit them in the hospital can help them feel better. If you would like a visit from your pet, talk with your nurse. You must be in a private room and your pet must be brought in on a leash or in a cage with a person who will watch over it. Your pet is not allowed in other hospital areas outside of your room.
All pet handlers need to present at the Lobby Registration desk a statement from a veterinarian indicating that the animal is free from contagious disease and has appropriate and current immunizations.
All pet handlers need to obtain a pet visitor badge from the desk.
Nurses have Pet Visitation brochures with information.
Food is available for visitors through the cafeteria; snacks are available from vending machines. Food purchased in the cafeteria or from the vending machines may be taken to patients’ room. Patients need to check with their nurse if they request other food not on their diet.
Guest trays during regular patient meal times are available for $7 to visitors who wish to dine with patients in their room. Trays may be ordered using the same process as the patients do for Room Service; call ext. 3663 to place your order. The Guest tray must be paid for at time of tray delivery.