Primary Children's Hospital encourages brief visits when the child's condition permits. In general, visitor hours are from 9 am -
9 pm. However, each nursing unit may have its own visiting hours and restrictions. For more information, check with the child's nursing unit.
All visitors must check-in at the north information desk on the first level. For our patient's safety, all visitors 16 and older will need a valid driver's license to obtain a visitor pass.
9 am - 9pm
Please Note: Individual Units may have their own hours. Check with the child's nursing unit, prior to visiting, for specific hours or other restrictions.
- No Sick Visitors
- No Latex Balloons
- No Weapons
Patient safety is a primary concern. Persons who are ill, or recently sick, should not visit or should check with the nurse to determine what precautions to take. No one should visit the hospital who has recently been exposed to: chicken pox, measles, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough), tuberculosis, or rubella.
Parents are the best monitors of which visitors are helpful to the child's recovery. Each unit has specific visiting policies, and you should check with your child's nurse before inviting friends and family to visit. If you have a large number of concerned friends or family, it may be helpful to arrange to update one person and have others contact them for information.
Gifts for Patients
All latex balloons are prohibited in the building. Latex balloons are the leading cause of choking deaths in children. In addition, many patients and staff are allergic to latex, and the incidence of latex sensitivity appears to be increasing. All balloons sent to patients must be made of Mylar. Approved balloons can be purchased in the hospital gift shop.
Flowers are not allowed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit or Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Flowers are allowed in other units in the hospital.
If you would like to send something from our gift shop to a patient at Primary Children's, please visit our online gift shop or call (801) 662-6565. Primary Children's gift shop has many items available including stuffed animals, toys, treats, coloring books, magazines, clothing, Mylar balloons, and seasonal items. The gift shop does not sell flowers.
The gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm and is located on the 1st level, just past the main lobby.