Visitor policy updates for pediatric patients

In partnership with the Department of Pediatrics and infection prevention experts, St. Louis Children’s Hospital is making the following change to its visitor policy for outpatient clinics and ambulatory visits, effective immediately.

  • Two caregiver visitors will be allowed in the clinic unless other arrangements have been made prior to the visit.
  • Young children/siblings may also accompany a patient’s two designated caregivers if childcare is not available.
  • Any person over the age of two should bring and wear a mask at all times. Masks will be supplied for visitors who do not bring one.

The hospital says the change is being made because it better meets the needs of patients and families and because it can be implemented in a way that maintains the safety of patients, families and staff.