We promote a family centered environment and encourage visiting under the guidelines listed below. The nurses will maintain a safe and healing environment for our patients, which may require them to limit or control the number or visitors at the bedside.
  • General visiting hours on all Women and Newborn units are between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Due to fire codes and emergency safety, visiting must be done at the bedside or in family waiting areas only. Please contact the unit’s shift coordinator for special arrangements if desired.
  • Families and visitors are important to the comfort, healing, and recovery of patients. As infants and children are susceptible to infections, please be responsible to see that those visiting do not have a contagious disease such as:
    • Fever, cold sores, runny nose, sore throat, strep throat, cold, shingles/chicken pox, open or drainging cuts, or wounds, pink eye, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, flu, rash, cough, lice, ringworm or any other contagious disease not listed above.
    • If anyone wishing to visit is currently taking a prescribed antibiotic, they must have been treated for at least 24 hours prior to visiting.
    • Anyone having contact with diseases that have extended incubation periods (including but not limited to those listed below) during the specified incubation period may not be allowed to visit for health and safety reasons.
      • Measles: 1-2 weeks
      • Rubella (German Measles): 2-3 weeks
      • Chicken Pox: 2-3 weeks
      • Whooping Cough: 7-30 days
      • Mumps: 12-25 days
      • Infectious Hepatitis: 2-3 months
  • All visitors must wash their hands before and after touching or holding an infant or child. For safety reasons, visitors must be seated when holding a newborn or child.
    Children must be accompanied by an adult and stay at the bedside at all times when visiting.
  • Family waiting areas are located close to each unit for your convenience. Please help maintain clean and healthy areas for others to enjoy also.
  • All visitors will be asked the first and last name of the patient they are visiting. Entrance will only be granted to those who are visiting a known patient. Hospital security may be contacted at anytime for any security concerns.
  • The safety and security of our patients and visitors are of the utmost importance at Bear River Valley Hospital. Please help us to ensure a safe and healing environment for patients by keeping noise to a minimum. Disruptive visitors may be asked to leave.

The following guidelines are needed for specialized care areas to ensure patient safety and quality care is provided to all patients.

Labor and Delivery

  • Three visitors at a time including the father
  • Five people in the room at time of delivery including the father
  • No Children under 14 years of age (Siblings of baby allowed under certain circumstances)


  • Baby’s Father and Grandparents allowed any time
  • Baby’s brothers and sisters are welcome for 30 minute visits anytime
  • Public visiting hours: 12-2 pm and 6-8 pm
  • Limit of 4 people in the room at a time
  • No Children allowed under 14 years of age.