Visitor Policy

Mt. Ascutney Hospital is committed to patient safety and a culture of trust. We recognize that Family and support persons play an important role in the healing process and are vital healthcare team members. Our policy is intended to respond to each patient's diverse and individual needs and preferences, as well as foster the safety of patients, families, and staff. Family presence will be balanced with patient and staff safety while protecting the confidentiality and privacy of all patients.

  • Patients, their families, or identified support persons are considered essential healthcare team members
  • Visitation for inpatients is allowed daily 8 am to 8 pm
  • Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult, other than the patient, at all times.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 will not be allowed to stay overnight.
  • Patients and visitors will be respectful of the number of visitors and the noise level in a room or location to ensure a healing environment.
  • Visitors must be free from any contagious disease that could adversely affect the patient's health
  • For dual occupancy rooms, visitor presence will depend on the space available and the needs and preferences of both patients.

Alternative visitation methods may be available when in-person visitors are restricted. There may be exceptions to the above guidelines; please speak with the patient's caregiver for more individualized guidance and information or to receive a copy of the entire visitor policy. You may also view our policy (PDF).