We welcome family and close friends as part of the patient care team, within the safe guidelines of current visitor policies. Not only can having a support person improve communication and understanding between patients & care teams, the comfort of a familiar face and a hand to hold can be an important part of the healing process.
We also have several guest area waiting rooms throughout our facilities to allow families a gathering space or to provide quiet time away from the patient.
Current COVID-Related Visitor Policies
General visiting hours
General visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., though these hours will vary depending on the unit.
Intensive coronary care unit (ICCU)
Visitors should check with a nurse. Visitors are generally limited to immediate family.
The Birthing Suite
Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 10 p.m. Fathers are welcome any time, even overnight.
Bridgeway Care Unit
Visiting hours are generally 5 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 10 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends. Visitors to adolescents are restricted to immediate family. Visitors can call the Bridgeway Unit at 218.736.8208 to arrange special visiting times.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the healthcare campus, including parking lots.
Latex balloons are not permitted in the facility, since many people are acutely sensitive or allergic to latex products. Mylar balloons are acceptable.
If you are in need of lodging for yourself or people supporting your healthcare visit, local lodging can be found on the Visit Fergus Falls webpage.