Visiting Hours



In general, Pocono Medical Center's visiting hours are 24 hours a day.
However, some departments have more specific times and guidelines for visiting hours. Refer to the list below to learn about special visiting hours.

Behavioral Health (6th Floor)

  • Monday – Friday: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: 2:00pm – 3:00pm & 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Children under age 12: may visit only by special arrangement in advance with the Director, and must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum 2 visitors at a time
  • Immediate family members only are permitted to visit
  • All visitors must announce themselves at the intercom station outside the unit to gain admittance
  • Special visitors may be allowed upon request
  • *Please note: all bags will be checked

Critical Care Areas (ICU, CCU) (2nd Floor)

  • 2 visitors at a time
  • Generally, children under 12 are not permitted
  • Children 12 and over may visit by making special arrangements with the Patient Care Coordinator or the Charge Nurse
  • All visitors must announce themselves through the phone outside the unit to gain admittance

Maternity (2nd Floor)

  • Family and Friends (ages 12 and over): 12 noon – 8pm
  • Siblings (accompanied by an adult): 12 noon – 8pm
  • Four visitors are permitted for each patient at one time.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult (other than mom) at all times. We suggest these visits be limited to 1 – 2 hours at a time since children often get tired during long visits. If your child is sick, it is best not to bring them into the hospital in order to protect newborns from becoming ill.

Obstetrics and Gynecology (2nd Floor)

  • Family and Friends (age 12 and over): 12 noon –  8pm
  • Children of Gynecology Patients may visit during “Family and Friends” visiting hours when accompanied by an adult

Pediatrics (4th Floor)

  • Siblings under age 2: not permitted (for infection prevention purposes)
  • Siblings age 2-12: may visit only by special arrangement with the Nurse Manager or the Charge Nurse. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times
  • All visitors over age 12 may visit from 10am to 8pm
  • One parent or guardian is encouraged to stay overnight. Arrangements for one parent or guardian only may be made with the Pediatric Nursing Staff
  • No visitors under age 12 are permitted unless they are siblings of the patient
  • All visitors must announce themselves at the intercom station outside the unit to gain admittance

Same Day Surgery (SDS) / Short Procedure Unit (SPU) (2nd Floor)

  • Family and Friends: 6am – 6pm daily
  • Young children are not recommended for waiting area but welcome to come to pick up the patient to take them home
  • 2 visitors maximum are permitted to wait for the patient during surgery. Additional visitors are welcome to wait in the hospital’s main lobby
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