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Visiting Hours and Guidelines

While community spread of COVID-19 is still occurring, we will continue to restrict who can visit our hospitals and who can accompany patients to appointments. We don’t like limiting visitors, but it helps reduce the risk of exposure to patients and staff. Please click below for more information.

All Visitor Information

Please call the Yale New Haven Health
call center with questions:
833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644)

Yale New Haven Hospital

Visiting hours are between 10 am – 8 pm. Visitors are encouraged to limit their visit to two hours. Visitors must be 18 years old or older.

These categories are limited to COVID negative patients only:

  • Adult Inpatients: Two visitors per day (no swapping).
  • Children's: Two designated parents/caregivers during visiting hours, 10 am - 8 pm. Preferably these two visitors are from the same household. Only one person permitted outside of visiting hours. Parent/Caregivers may swap out with the second alternate parent/caregiver for overnight stays after 3 days until the patient is discharged. Pedi ED: Two parents/caregivers permitted. Visitors must be over 21.
  • Emergency: One per patient (no swapping).
  • Hospital-based testing: Visitors may not accompany patients to tests
  • Non-Hospital Ambulatory: One visitor, to the extent possible.
  • Psychiatry: One visitor per day
  • OR /SDS/Procedures: One visitor.

Women's services:

  • Two visitors per day, no swapping. The primary support person may visit outside of visiting hours.
  • Children over the age of 12 may visit, if accompanied by an adult.
  • Labor and Birth allow a second labor support person for the duration of labor and delivery.
  • Second support persons will not be allowed for patients having planned cesarean deliveries.
  • Support persons for COVID positive OB patients do not need to show vaccination proof.

COVID positive patients:

  • One visitor per day (no swapping).
  • Visitor must show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID.
  • Visitor must wear gloves, gown, eye protection, and a respirator (does not need to be fit-tested).

Friends and relatives may call the hospital's patient information line at 203-688-4177 at any time to find out a patient's room and telephone number.