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Visiting Hours & Quiet Time

Updated Foothills Hospital Visitation Policy

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Foothills Hospital's visitation hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Family Birth Center Quiet Time: 2 to 4 p.m.

All visitors will have to be screened for symptoms and need to wear a mask.

​Patients are allowed two designated visitors per day. Those two visitors may stay with the patient any time during visiting hours, they may come separately or together but may not leave and return.

Exceptions include:

  • hospital lobby​No visitors of patients placed in any type of isolation including COVID-19 rule out.
    • Exception: women in labor who test positive for COVID-19 are allowed 1 visitor (typically someone who already lives in household).
    • Exceptions for end of life only made after consult and discussion with spiritual care.
  • No visitors of patients on the Inpatient Behavioral Health unit.
  • No visitors under the age of 15 (unless a patient or accompanying a patient for emergency medical care).
    • No visitors with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or in contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • No visitors for pre-operative or pre-procedural patients.
    • Exceptions may include parent or guardian of a minor or medical necessity as determined by the care team.

Hours of visitation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Surgeries or procedures outside of visitation hours: post-op patients may have one visitor upon admission to their hospital room for a two-hour time frame. Visitation would return to normal hours the following day.
  • Visitors must remain in the patient room and masked at all times for the entire duration of the visit.

Foothills Hospital ED:

  • ED may have one visitor upon arrival when medically necessary as determined by the care team.

Important considerations for visitation

  • Patients with disabilities who require help with the provision of medical or behavioral health care, activities of daily living, speaking for the patient or keeping the patient safe, may have a designated assistance person.
  • Parent or guardian accompanying a minor.
  • Family Birth Center – Support person(s) (limit 2) for L&D. COVID-19 patients are limited to one visitor. Visitor is presumed positive and must remain in the room. If the visitor leaves during the hospital course, they may not return.
  • End of life situations – limit to 2 visitors for non-COVID-19 patients.
  • At-risk visitors who are immunocompromised, pregnant, and elderly should consult their doctor prior to visitation.
  • If weather prevents outdoor/vehicle waiting for outpatient or procedural services, waiting areas may be utilized with proper social distancing.

ADA Reference:

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act,1 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
  • Act, 2 and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care

Important Information

Boulder Community Health is following current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that call for patients and visitors to continue wearing masks at Foothills Hospital and all BCH patient-care facilities.

People 12 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. For updated Vaccine Clinic hours and general vaccine info, please visit our vaccine page.